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We are having problems with padlocks being frozen by co2 and then smashed off. Is there a solution?

We have Peli cases that hold very expensive equipment and use normal brass padlocks. We have found that people have used CO2 to freeze the padlock and then smash it off. Is there a padlock that can withstand being frozen like this? Yes there is. The smaller padlocks like normal brass types you mention will […]

How Do I Prevent My Padlock Freezing?

Every year we get a number of enquiries asking for advice on dealing with this so here are a few hints and tips. Padlocks and the cold don’t go terribly well together. All padlocks, especially combination locks, use complex mechanisms with springs, pins and bars. These all expand and contract with a change in temperature and […]