Tension Wheel

  • €20.00 €24.00
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Easily apply and control the exact amount of torque while picking. Indispensable companion while using an electric pick gun, and also for high-security locks.


The Sparrows Tension Wheel is an innovative way to apply to tension during picking. Tension is applied to a lock by turning the ring, and scale gauge shows exactly how much tension is being applied.

Having a quantitative reference for torque is useful in two key situations: learning and electric picks.


Tension is one of the hardest aspects to teach and understand when learning lock-picking. The Tension Wheel removes this problem: demonstrations can be made at a specific tension level, and students can reproduce the exercise with the exact same tension. Likewise, when learning solo, the student can start at a specific level, rake, and release tension to see if pins were set. If not, tension can be raised one more level - allowing for the student to quantitatively dose tension and understand the relationship between tension and picking.

Electric Picking

The Tension Wheel is the Electropick's best friend - allowing for smooth, reliable and reproducible tension from the top and bottom of the lock, while concentrating on the electric pick.

In a nutshell

Below is an overview of the Sparrows Tension Wheel:

Accurately Measure Tension

The world's only tool for accurately dosing picking tension.

Must-Have Teaching Tool

Invaluable tool for teaching the principles of tension.

Electric Pick Must-Have

Perfect partner for electric picks for smooth tension.

Pack Contents

  • 1x Spring Loaded Circular Double Tension Tool (Black)

Technical Information

  • Dimensions: 45 x 15.5mm


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