Tubular Lock Picks

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No. I have talked to a few folks in the industry though, and they said if they have tube locks they don't have keys for...its titanium bit drill time....period. You can fix in 5 minutes, what the tube locks takes an amateur a half hour or more to accomplish. Now...having never used them, none of that's from experience, and most of the people i've asked, are of the "time is money" variety...so take that as you will.

If you jump on them, let me know how it goes...would be interested in hearing another persons experience with them.
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You can open many old bike locks including Kryptonite ones with a sawed off bic ballpoint pen. Could be worth a try with a smaller plastic pen before you spend 40+ euros on picks.

I once tried drilling one of these. I guess my drill bit was poor quality, because I don't remember getting any where with a handheld drill.
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I lot of Locksmiths nowadays drill locks instead of picking them just because it takes time and skill/practice to pick locks. Why spend 30 minutes at a place picking the lock when it'll take 5 minutes with a drill, 5 minutes to replace the lock.

On the lockpick side, you can buy the lockpicks but there will be a learning curve between getting the picks and actually successfully opening a lock with them; it won't be a five minute job.
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I have drilled a few locks in the last year, and these type of locks are not expensive to replace.

If they're a particular type and you want to keep them, then you'll need a key anyway once it's opened. I successfully drilled all of mine without damaging the tongues, and replaced with the correct type for that cabinet.

I guess what I'm saying is, if it's the correct lock for the cabinet, just buy a key. But if not, then drill it! :)

Just my opinion though ;)
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if you tell me where i can find original Keys for a Neo25 Cab , i would gladly buy them :D


i have a bad feeling about drilling tbh :problem:
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Hmm...maybe ask another owner if you can have a loan of one of their keys, just to get them open, and then you can remove them with ease (assuming they're all keyed the same like Sega cabs?)

I think someone else recently posted that they'd bought the same cab?

Edit: or if you happen to know the number on the locks, I'll happily have a look through all of my spare keys and locks to see what I have...a long shot, but if not someone else may have one possibly?
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good idea, thx ! will check tomorrow
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Bosnian Bills Lock-Lab on YouTube posted a video on tubular locks a couple of weeks ago. Check it out.
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Excellent! Did you get it from eBay?
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Amazon UK ! :eh:
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Damn.
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Link to the pick at amazon?
You just ned to know if you have 7-, 8- or 9-pin locks.
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no longer available as it seems. i have the 7 pin version, but you could count the pins in your lock to make sure.
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I mean the single 7 pin shipped by Amazon
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Sure, there are some alternatives there at least.
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