This style of padlock is perfect for lockers, cabinets and other indoor 'privacy' applications. It offers over 60,000 possible combinations, making this an incredibly difficult type of code to guess, and because the wheel needs to be rotated in alternating directions, this makes it difficult for onlookers to attempt to memorise the positions, especially when the user is familiar with operating the padlock so is able to enter the code quickly.
Whilst these do not carry a high security rating, they do feature a hardened steel shackle as standard, and for privacy based applications such as private lockers, cabinets and document boxes etc, they are a fantastic solution due to the amount of possible combinations which make these virtually impossible to guess.
How to operate the combination dial padlock:
Operation of the combination dial can take some initial getting used to if you've never used a combination dial lock before, but if you've ever seen anyone use combination dial on a safe in a film, it really is as simple and quick to enter as they make it look! Each of these padlocks comes pre-set with a code, which is printed on a
label on the back of the padlock, along with instructions on how to
correctly rotate the dial when entering the three segments of the code.
Example Code: 33-18-21
With the above code, you would turn the wheel clockwise two full rotations, and then keep turning until you land on 33. From there, you would then rotate the dial anti-clockwise until you have gone back past 33, and land on 18. Then in a clockwise motion, rotate the wheel until you land on 21 (no need rotate past 33 or 18 on this one). If done correctly, you will be able to easily pull the shackle open.