### Prepping for safe locks

Anyway... So I finally found a terrific bargain on a safe lock off ebay... An ilco 673000... I'm anxiously awaiting for it to arrive...

In the mean time, there's something I've been thinking about and I'm hoping someone here can help me...

So let's say I start my manipulation. I find my contact points let's say at 6 1/4 and 11 1/2. After graphing it out I find that 28 is a number....

Now if I test (38-28-28, 28-38-28, 28-28-38) and find that 28 is the gate on the 3rd wheel (first number in the combo) then the process is fairly clear to me...

I should be able to dial in the first number, then park the other two wheels together and continue my testing while leaving that wheel parked on 28...

Now on the other hand, let's say I found out that the 28 belonged to the 2nd wheel...

Everything I've read has basically indicated that now I'm stuck spinning all 3 numbers in manually... So for instance, 0-28-0, 2.5-28-2.5, 5-28-5, etc....

Is that really the only option??? Not having a lock in my hands I can't really see for sure, but my gut tells me there should be some sort of way to manipulate the wheels in such a way as to get around that?