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

Why is there a tiny hole in a padlock?

Q1: What is the purpose of the small hole in padlocks on the side of the plug into which the key is inserted? … One of its functions is to keep the padlock mechanism unaltered over time, expelling water which could stagnate due to excessive humidity or freeze inside the padlock at low temperatures.

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.

How do you open a lock with a safety pin?

Insert the first safety pin into the bottom of the lock. It will act as the tension wrench. Put the second safety pin with the pointed side up into the lock. Push it all the way to the back.

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