How to Open Combination Locks?

To open a combination lock, you would of course need the numbers of the combination, in most cases 3 different numbers. First spin the dial clockwise several times to clear the tumblers, then carefully stop on the first number of the combination. Now slowly turn the dial counter counterclockwise one full turn, then on to the second number in the combination. Finally carefully once again turn the dial clockwise, stopping precisely on the first instance of the third number in the combination, and pull the body of the lock downward to release.