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Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

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GWiens2001

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Post Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:56 pm

Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

Was asked by a thrift shop to make a key for a candy machine that was donated. It was empty, but had no keys. The tubular lock was smaller than the standard size, so a normal tubular lock pick would not fit or work. It also had only four pins.

Since there are three common sizes of tubular locks, and pin numbers can range from 3 to 12, that would be a whole lot of of tools, unless you use manual tubular tension tools.

The advantage of manual tension tools is that they are considerably smaller than a dedicated tubular lock pick, and the lock diameter and number of pins do not really affect the usability of these tools. (Though there are two sizes of the Mantis style tools that I have made).

These tools in the video are all made by me, and only took a few minutes each to make, if that.

OK, here we go.



Hope that helps a few of you out.

Gordon
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Post Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:43 pm

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

I was interested in looking at the video and can see the download button using Safari but not in Chrome.
Using Safari, when I press the download button I get the following message "Safari can't open the specified address"
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Post Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:57 pm

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

Since last year there have been lots of videos that just don't show up for me. By which I mean there's a blank (black) space.

Writing this in Firefox, and the blank space between, "OK, here we go.", and "Hope that helps a few of you out.", is a quarter the size it is in Chrome or Edge. And that's it. Any way I can see videos again?
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Post Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:39 pm

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqHaBzbEho

That should work as a direct link.

Gordon
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Post Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:42 pm

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

Thank you for the post GWiens. Interesting stuff.
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Post Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:24 am

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

Thanks for doing that Gordon, that's fine.

What the hell happened to your left hand index finger? Some scar tissue there...
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Post Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:15 pm

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

Thanks a nice video to watch for us novices :discus:
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Post Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:49 am

Re: Picking Tubular Locks with Manual Tensioners

Nice discussion of options. :-)
Check out my "LockPickingLawyer" YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9K6rby98W8JigLoZOh6FQ/videos

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