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A bit more expensive than some, but seems worth it to me.
on 16 January 2016
I'm not sure how important it is for me to have a fully waterproof lock on my garden shed. I have managed for a few years with a semi-waterproof Yale lock. Occasionally this got a little rusty, but a squirt or two of water-repellent oil cured that (I'll give you a tip about that later).
That lock eventually failed on the catch though, so I decided to 'splash out' on this one because it looked sturdy AND waterproof. It also has other features which I like:
- The rubber covering over the 'U' bolt fits well down into the lock and doesn't have a 'shoe-type' stop at the bottom. These stops do not help if the opening of your bolt etc. is relatively small in diameter.
- It has a good silicone waterproof cover over the key slot.
- The rest of the lock is also silicone covered.
- It has a security factor of 5 (out of a maximum of 10). 5 is OK for my garden shed.
Only time will tell how well the lock action works over years, but the lock gives me confidence that it will do well.
And here's the tip I mentioned:
I always used WD 40 as a water-repellent oil, and still do for freeing rusted nuts/bolts/etc.
But a year or so ago, a Master Locksmith of many years experience advised me to use GT85 instead for locks. Apparently GT85 attracts much less dust when dry than WD40.
I pass that on for what it is worth (it makes some sense to me).
Anyway, whether you buy or not, I hope that you find my review at least a little helpful to you in some way when making your decision.
Thanks for reading it.