About this product
For a while now the the UK market has been asking for a combination padlock, that is weatherproof and comes in a closed shackle design. Add to that a hardened steel shackle and the same die cast metal zinc body used in the rest of the 158 series.
The padlock has a three quarter closed shackle design. So when the padlock is open the shackle swings out from the padlock. In some fully closed shackle designs you can remove the shackle completely. The closed shackle design makes it significantly harder to attack the shackle compared to the open shackle versions.
It's certainly feels very solid and weighty in your hand and you can see it is very well made. Given this you would expect them to be just as reliable as the rest of the 158 series.
It can be used in normal outdoor environments but if your padlocks will be exposed to sea water or similar conditions we would reccomend taking a look at our range of weather proof padlocks to find a suitable fit for your conditions.
They come in two sizes a significant 50mm and an even larger padlock than before at 68mm.
These padlocks have been designed to be easy to use and it is therefore straight forward to change the combination by anyone that has the original code using the mechanism provided at the base of the padlock. It may be seen by some that this is a little too easy to change the combination.
In situations where a few people have access to the code you may prefer a combination padlock with a key to change the combination for added security such as the Abus weather proof combination padlock.
The padlock comes in two sizes. A 50mm with a 8mm shackle that uses 4 dials. Then the largest in the 158 range the 68mm with a 10mm shackle that uses a massive 5 dials.
Uses and Applications:
This padlock can be used in companies and organisations where there are a large number of people requiring quick access. They are useful where you don't want to give out keys to large numbers of people and it is more secure than the open shackle version.
How to Change the Combination: