Falle Torque Tools
Falle-Safe torque tools (front; from bottom: 1, 2, 3).
Perhaps the most unique feature of the Falle picks are the fitted
two blade torque tools. A narrow blade fits the top of the
keyway and a wider blade fits the bottom, maximizing room for
the picking tool and providing very good control over the degree
to which the plug is turned. (I can't imagine picking a spool
or mushroom pin without them). The six different models vary
the width of the top and bottom blades to provide a good fit
into most (though not all) common keyways. (The design is
different from other two pronged torque tools in that the
blades sit horizontally across the top and bottom of the
keyway rather than vertically). Note that both ends of the
tools are fitted with the same size blades, but reverse
which side is wide and which is narrow, allowing for torque
to be applied from either above or below the cylinder.
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