(26) Tubular Lock Picking (Impressioning) with Southord TPXS-07 Tool

  • Published on:  6/20/2020
  • Explanation/demonstration of using the Southord TPXA-7 "tubular manipulation pick" (impressioning) tool to open a tubular lock; also see links below.

    Tool I used in the video: https://www.southord.com/products/tubular-lock-picks-adjustable-manipulation-tpxa-7

    Visual Guide to Lock Picking book: https://www.lockpicks.com/visual-guide-to-lockpicking-book-3rd-edition.html

    BosnianBill's review of the TPXS-07 and TPXS-08 tools which was my starting point: https://www.201tube.com/video/uX34NCwxnMw/video.html

    Different video showing tight tension and backing-off method which ultimately worked for me: https://www.201tube.com/video/iB4FdiKzgGg/video.html

    Tubular decoder/gauge that came with the Southord tool, which I didn't care for: https://www.lockpicks.com/tubular-key-decoder.html

    "Lego style" (my term) tubular decoder/gauge which I believe will be easier to use for decoding tubular keys: https://www.lockpickshop.com/MDC1.html

    Nite0wl's video which I saw too late, but does vindicate the "strong tightness from the start" approach: https://www.201tube.com/video/tlS5RJ6qWcU/video.html

    TheNotSoCivilEngr's video where he covers tubular locks very well also: https://www.201tube.com/video/rKCP6lzPTzs/video.html