Padlocks Technical Advice Centre

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What type of chain for my closed shackle padlock?

You advise that a decent closed shackle padlock is needed for maximum security but it is impossible to get two chain links into a close shackle padlock. Does this mean that closed shackle lock are only any good for attaching to a bolt or a hasp and staple? It is true, a closed shackle padlock […]

The shackle comes out of my lock, how can I prevent people from losing it?

If you buy a very good closed shackle padlock then the shackle itself will come fully out of the body when unlocked. This if because the guards or shrouds around the shackle (U Bar) must extend high enough, and all the way around, to prevent bolt cutters from accessing the shackle. As a result there […]