The magnetic stand uses strong magnetics to securely hold up to 5 Lishi tools/picks on your desktop, in a easy to access way, making taking the picks off and putting them back super simple. Other than Lishi tools, you can use this stand to hold any other regular lock picks, tension wrenches and metal pry bars and maybe others as it’s magnetic.
It’s said the magnetic stand had a new improved designed, please check it out on 3D Locksport webstore here.
Many of the world’s most popular car brands were born in Germany, including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen. These brands produce reliable cars that are known for their quality and performance, which is why they’re so popular with car buyers worldwide.
Lishi tools are a brand of lock picking tools that are used by auto locksmiths to open car locks. They are known for their exceptional quality and ease of use. Lishi tools have been designed specifically for speed, with most tools getting the job done in less than 3 minutes. Here at Classic Lishi, we sell 12 most common Lishi tools specially designed for German cars.
When you’re browsing our catalog, you may notice that on some of the lishi tools pictures, a version number is marked right after the model number, for example V.2, V.3. What’s this? And what’s the difference among different versions of a specific Lishi tool?
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Take the above Lishi HU66 2-in-1 Decoder and Pick for an example, “HU66” is the Silca key blank reference number, it’s also the Lishi tool model number. “V.3” means it’s the third version of the tool. “Ign/Dr/Bt” indicates that this tool is designed to work with Ignition/Door/Trunk locks.
Why a Lishi tool is upgraded?
For added security, the automobile manufacturer or the automotive locks supplier/factory may improve their locks, especially the inner mechanical structure, so the Lishi tool is upgraded to a newer version for better coverage for the newer released car models of the same car makes.
Another reason why Lishi upgrade their tool, is for better compatibility to open Ignition/Door/Trunk locks of the car models, as these locks maybe slightly different, although they’re made by the same locks manufacturer.
Which version do I need to purchase?
So if you’re sure the lock keyway (Silca key blank reference number) matches the Lishi model number, but you can’t fully insert the tool’s key blank into the lock cylinder, you may need an upgraded Lishi tool. Please remember always best to for latest version as it have the latest improvements on it.
The first V.1 tool is great on the earlier versions of this lock, but wouldn’t get full insertion in slightly later models so V.2 was released to sort this, V.3 was then released to deal with sunken locks that V.2 couldn’t get. V.3 will get all, but V.1 will be more accurate in older lock versions, each has their place and uses, but if only going for 1 tool then the V.3 is best coverage.
On Mr. Li’s official tools list, they never mark the version number, that means when a Lishi tool is upgraded to V.2, the older V.1 will be stopped production. And when V.3 is released, the older V.2 will be stopped production.
As I said above, the V.3 has all the improvements based on V.1, and V.2, and it has the best coverage for all cars models which use the same lock keyway, and it has the best compatibility for Ign/Dr/Bt locks.
Lishi Tools is a brand of high-quality lock pick tools that are widely used by locksmith professionals all over the world, to pick and decode a wide range of locks, and obtain necessary key code to cut a new key with a digital key cutter. Lishi has a revolutionary design, and it’s easy to use. As soon as you know how to use any single Lishi pick, you know how to use all others from 180+ tools list.
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If you’re new to automotive locksmithing, Lishi tools are very useful tools you need to learn and start with. Lishi are the best vehicle opening tools available on the market, a Lishi tool enables you the ability to pick and decode a lock in minutes. Each Lishi tool is designed for a specific car make(s) and model(s). Here’re 12 different automotive Lishi tools, for work on many of the most popular vehicle types seen in America.
Classic Lishi FO38 2in1 Decoder and Pick for Ford, Lincoln
Lishi FO38 is designed to work with FO38/H75 locks for Ford & Lincoln. List of makes and models (guidance only)
These days I came across some historical photos of Mr. Li on China domestic locksmith exhibitions in 2016, did you ever notice from the above photo on Mr. Li’s shirt it says “Mr. Li Tools”? I finally know how Mr. Li and his company name his original tools in English, when he dropped the former Lishi trademark.
As I said in my previous post, Lishi Tools was the legacy brand name of Mr. Li’s original tools, which had been renamed to “Lizhiqin Tools” in 2014. But, it seems the name “Lizhiqin” is only known to Chinese locksmiths, as Mr. Li and his company officially call their automotive tools “Mr. Li Tools” towards the English-speaking world.
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Mr. Li’s Logo & Trademarks
When oriented in early 2000s, Mr. Li named his tools “Lishi”, and the oval Lishi trademark was used since 2002 until 2014.
Mr. Li renamed his brand name to “Lizhiqin Tools” in 2014, his face and name are registered as the trademark, and are being used.
For more detailed explanation, “Lizhiqin” is Mr. Li’s name written in Chinese pinyin, it’s also the name of Mr. Li’s company. His name, the 3 Chinese characters below his face logo, is used on each tool as the current trademark. But as I said above, Mr. Li officially doesn’t call his tools “Lizhiqin Tools”, instead he advertises his tools with the name “Mr. Li Tools”.
Genuine Lishi Vs. Original Lishi
Whenever I talk about Lishi tools, or Mr. Li tools, I must mention both Genuine Lishi and Original Lishi, one is Mr. Li’s ex-business partner, another is Mr. Li’s current partner. Both are still using Mr. Li’s former brand name.
Genuine Lishi is the registered trademark of UAP Limited, Mr. Li’s business partner in 2009-2012. At that time, UAP Limited was helping Mr. Li promoting his tools under the name “Genuine Lishi”. While Mr. Li’s own supply line uses the oval Lishi logo.
Original Lishi is Mr. Li’s current business partner since 2015, of when Mr. Li already waived the former Lishi trademark. Original Lishi still uses Mr. Li’s former logo on the website, but the logo as well as the brand name are no longer used.
Genuine Lishi was Mr. Li’s business partner, and it has no relationship with Mr. Li today. Genuine Lishi is still manufacturing and selling their own line of Lishi tools, made by a factory in Shenzhen.
Original Lishi is Mr. Li’s current business partner, who is helping Mr. Li promoting his tools outside of China, each tool supplied by them comes with Mr. Li face logo, and a red verification label.
What are Mr. Li Tools?
Mr. Li Tools are a range of automotive opening tools invented, designed, and made by Mr. Li, a master locksmith living in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province of China. Mr. Li Tools have Mr. Li face logo on front of each tool, and a green verification label on back.
How to Describe Mr. Li’s Original Tools Correctly
In this post, you’ve learned the former brand name and trademark of Mr. Li’s original tools, and the name Mr. Li used after he dropped the former brand. So if you sell his original tools, how to write a correct description? Here’s a list of references, according to my understandings.
Lishi (former registered trademark)
Lishi Lock Pick
Lishi Automotive Tools
Mr. Li Tools (official)
Mister Li Tools (variant)
Mr. Li Picks
Original Mr. Li
Mr. Li 2-in-1 Decoder & Pick
Lishi is the registered trademark of Mr. Li, but it’s no longer used when new trademark was registered. After 2014, Mr. Li and his company officially advertises and promotes with the name “Mr. Li Tools” or “Mr. Li Automotive Tools”.
Since the Lishi brand name had been used for over a decade, and accepted by people from all over the world, the legacy name can still be used, even though there’s no Lishi logo. If you’re a distributor of Mr. Li, you can consider these names.
But please avoid using these names:
Genuine Lishi is the registered trademark of UAP Limited. Original Lishi is the registered trademark of James Chen. Advertising Mr. Li’s original tools with these 2 brand names is at your own risk. Especially don’t use the Original Lishi brand name when you’re selling the green label tools, although the factory also makes the red label tools.