The Pro1 tubular lock pick is a hands on picking tool. It is useful for standard (0.380 diameter) 7 pin locks (including 7 left and 7 right) and 8 pin locks. It also has tips for the standard 0.360 and .340 7 pin locks. It also has a specific tip for the tubular Abus Padlock.
A removable collar allows you to access locks with restricted access such as is found on some bicycle locks.
We have improved the brass key-tips, and now include all of them with this tool. The aluminum end is now molded from high strength fiber filled nylon like the rest of the tool. The probe wires are also over-molded with the same fiber filled nylon. The carrying case is now a blow molded case with an insert. These changes have allowed us to offer this tool with all of the key-tips for the same value as that selection would have cost years ago. Without making these changes the Pro-1 would now list for hundreds of dollars more.
While there are always some special extremely high security locks with 9 or more pins, pin within a pin or staggered pin positions which it can not open, thankfully those locks are few and far between.
There are cheaper products available for specific locks, but if you purchased those individual picks for several of the above mentioned locks you would quickly pay more than the Pro-1 costs. AND the Pro-1 works better. :-)
NOTE OF THANKS:
The Peterson PRO-1 Tubular Lock Pick was my first ever tool. Many thanks to Leo Rick for challenging me to design a better pick for Tubular Locks. From this product everything else has sprung from. Attending trade shows with my initial vendor from Florida (thanks Steve Young) exposed me to the trade show venue. At one of these exhibitions Bill Timmann from NJ (thanks Bill) suggested to me that if I could make other items such as lock picks to the same quality as the Pro-1, I would have a great following as the then standard of lock picks was not all that good. My dear friend Don Dennis came to town from Tennessee to write an article about a well known safe company (Sargent & Greenleaf) and met with me as an "add on" interview as long as he was in town. During our meeting we developed the beginnings of our friendship. At that time he also suggested that I get involved with direct marketing instead of just wholesale (Thanks Don). Now some 19 years later, Peterson has grown to where we are today; thanks to those friends, and many more.
As an additional note of thanks, a great part of our growth has occurred due to the many suggestions and requests from our customers. We listened to you.