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(817) Review: HPC Computer Picks

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HPC Computer Picks

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Material Quality3.5
Workmanship4.0
Value2.0
Reader Rating: ( 8 votes ) 1.9

It took FOREVER to find a place that had these mysterious picks in stock. I’d wanted a set of them for years, but either didn’t have the money or could never find a store that could get them in stock. My inability to find them turned into a multi-year quest until recently when I found them listed on the Brockhage website for $75, with 3 showing as in stock Flush with almost $100 in fan funding burning a hole in my pocket, I hit the “buy it now” button. About a week later, these babies showed up on my doorstep. Made from 0.020″ steel, they have aluminum slabbed sides glued on. I was not impressed because the handles were stuck together and to the paper packaging. I do NOT believe these are stainless steel, as advertised. They are fragile and I could not get a single opening using these tools when tested on over a dozen Kwiksets, Schlages, Master Locks, Bests, or any other brand. They simply do not work. Avoid these picks, they are a gimmick.

 

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  5. なぜか上役から辞令で異動なんてよく聞く話です。平社員の立ち位置だと断れないから困りますよね。ショックでも異動代くらいは格安にしたいものです。だからやってみたい赤帽やクロネコのこじんまりした引越しです。一人でやるという決断もありますが、やっぱり悩みます。業者に任せて気楽に引っ越しするといいと考えます。

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  10. I bought this set a while ago….nothing but regret towards it. I’d suggest one spends their money on more effective equipment.

  11. To err is human, but it takes a computer to really nause things up. Seems like it’s true in this case.

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  13. I read once, years ago, that HPC had kind of stolen the designs from someone, but for some reason (possibly to avoid Intellectual Property Rights claims?) had enlarged the original design by 30%, and that is why they don’t work worth a damn. No idea if it’s true or not, but I’d love to get my hands on these so I could get them scanned, and then try making my own, reducing them by 30%, just to see what happened. And then if they worked, make them out of better material, and report back.

    1. These are used like tryout keys. Also, for best results the peaks and valleys need to line up with chamber spacing to work properly. Otherwise its just a game of chance

    2. About 17 years ago when I was starting up, I purchased picks from a load of companies to evaluate sizes, shapes etc. I figured that this would give me a good starting point to configure my picks.

      What really gave me a bad case of the chuckles was each progressive pick was exactly the size of the next one, plus the amount of space you needed to create an outline with a sharp pencil. (Notice when you trace you can’t help but leave a slight white margin).

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