Thirteenth Post

Padlocks History



Padlocks the basic principle has not changed significantly over many hundred of years but hand tools and power tools continue to changed with technology.


A list of tools now used in another way!


  • Crow bars: The first documented crowbar use was in France. Crowbars started as straight hexagonal pieces of metal used for robbery on ships to break through doors. The crowbar then quickly became useful for opening boxes. The crowbar was named after the crow's foot or beak.

  • Crow bars now offer a strong robust wrecking tool to jar away screws from timber or metal buildings that's why it's best to use bolts on any external defence.


  • Pipe wrench: A pipe wrench is any of several types of wrench that are designed to turn threaded pipe and pipe fittings for assembly (tightening) or disassembly (loosening).

  • Pipe wrenches are now being used to twist padlocks from hasps and staples.

  • Angle grinder: An angle grinder, also known as a side grinder or disc grinder, is a handheld power tool used for grinding (abrasive cutting) and polishing.

  • Cordless angle grinders easily cut through padlock shackles, hasp and staples so its best to give them all around protection from this menacing tool.





The basic principle is if it can be seen it can be attacked so offer some other form of defence! Our cover plates provide that reassurance that you have Provided a barrier from not only the crooks but also the tools that they use!


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