Lishi KW1 Vs. KW5: Which One is Better for Picking Kwikset Locks?

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Lishi KW1 and KW5 are two popular lock pick tools that are used to pick and decode Kwikset locks. The KW1 is designed for five-pin Kwikset locks, while the KW5 is designed for six-pin Kwikset locks.

Both Lishi tools are made of high-quality stainless steel and are very durable. They are also very easy to use, even for beginners. At Lockpickable, we sell both of them, and you can order them here:

If you are looking for a reliable and efficient tool to decode and cut keys for Kwikset locks, you may wonder which Lishi tool to choose: KW1 or KW5. In this post, we will compare the features and benefits of both tools and help you make an informed decision.

The main difference between KW1 and KW5 is the keyway profile. KW1 is designed for the standard 5-pin Kwikset keyway, while KW5 is for the 6-pin Kwikset keyway with a wider warding. Both tools can decode and cut keys in 3 minutes or less, using the built-in decoder and the Lishi 2-in-1 user guide.

However, there are some advantages and disadvantages of each tool that you should consider before buying. Here are some of them:

  • KW1 is more versatile and compatible with more locks than KW5. It can work on both 5-pin and 6-pin Kwikset locks, as well as some Schlage and Baldwin locks. KW5, on the other hand, can only work on 6-pin Kwikset locks with a specific keyway profile.
  • KW5 is more accurate and easier to use than KW1. It has a larger and clearer grid on the decoder, which makes it easier to read the cuts and avoid errors. It also has a smoother and more precise movement of the lever, which reduces the risk of damaging the lock or the tool.

In conclusion, both Lishi tools are excellent choices for decoding and cutting keys for Kwikset locks, but they have different features and applications. You should choose the one that suits your needs and preferences best. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at . We are happy to assist you with any Lishi-related inquiries.

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