Sure, you can try picking the lock with conventional picks, but that will take a long time unless you are a seasoned professional. On the other hand, if you are a professional; you know that tubular picks are the way to go for a fast and easy fix. The TPXA-78 kit comes with both 7 and 8 pin tubular picks. They allow adjustment of picking needle pressure, which lets you use them even with higher spring pressure tubular locks. A comfortable rubber grip provides a precise touch and since you get both the 7 and the 8 pin tubular lock picks, you are covered for pretty much any tubular lock you will encounter.
Here is a little more info for those that are looking at recreational use or learning the trade: tubular lock picks are basically a standard pin tumbler lock, just configured into a circular pattern instead of inline. The key in a tubular lock has half cylinder indentations with specific heights. This makes key duplication a little less common as it will require different machinery than a regular key.
The most popular tubular lock picks are the 7 and 8 pins, where as the 6 and 10 pins are way less common. Each needle of the pick will correspond to a pin stack. The needles are held under pressure with a rotating collar. Finally, the washer by the handle allows resetting. Now that you get how it works, pair this pick with a good book or video and you are on your way to locksmithing the right way!
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