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I oiled the lock and after using it half a dozen times it is getting better. The diameter of the curved rod is 9mm
on 6 October 2014
As others have reported, the new locks were stiff and I also struggled for a while to remove key from the padlock. I oiled the lock and after using it half a dozen times it is getting better.
The diameter of the curved rod is 9mm, and the exposed length is 20mm. This makes it unlikely anyone could silently snip through it with boltcutters.
I was disappointed the two locks had different keys, so I need to colour code the padlocks and keys to avoid confusion.
Giving this product 5 stars because it looks robust and is cheap. If it fails to survive outdoors in the Manchester rain like all previous locks I've tried, I might return and revise.
UPDATE: September 2015.
These locks have been outdoors for a year. Rain, snow, ice, sunshine (not much -- this is Manchester). They work and look as new. No sign of rust. I absolutely recommend these excellent good value padlocks.