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7 pin vs 8 pin tubular?

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7 pin vs 8 pin tubular?

Postby magicfingerss » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:15 pm

I have several different people telling me that a 8 pin tubular lock pick will open both 7 pin and 8 pin locks. Is that true? When i think about it, why would a company throw on a new lock with 1 extra pin if the same tool can still open it? Wouldn't the spacing between the pins be different on both the 7 and 8 pin, requiring you to buy both tools to open both locks? Thank you for your help.
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Re: 7 pin vs 8 pin tubular?

Postby Squelchtone » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:39 pm

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Re: 7 pin vs 8 pin tubular?

Postby Bob Jim Bob » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:18 am

The spacing of the pins is the same, but the location of the center notch is different.
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