Why is there a hole in the bottom of a padlock?

How do you force a padlock to unlock?

Bumping a Padlock with a Hammer. Pull up on the shackle to create tension. The simplest way to do this is to insert two fingers into the shackle loop and use them to force the shackle away from the top of the lock. This will put the locking pins inside the lock into the right position for a quick crack-job.

Which side of a padlock opens?

Padlocks will open clockwise (right) and some will even open in both directions—such as laminated Master locks like the #3 or #5. So your best bet with padlocks is to always try tensioning clockwise first.

Can you break a padlock with a hammer?

Breaking a Master Lock Is Insanely Easy

Turns out, any Master Lock can easily be broken into with just a small hammer. As this video illustrates, all you need to do is tap the side of a Master Lock with a hammer to get it to open, no key, no combination required.

How do you open a round lock without the key?

Using a lock pick is the only verified way to open a tubular lock without the key so, if you have time to spare, purchase a pick to open your tubular lock. If you’re in a hurry, you may be able to pick your lock with a ballpoint pen, but this method is less guaranteed than using a pick.

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