Did you know that you can simply insert a Master Lock 6-pin rekeyable cylinder directly into a PACLOCK solid-body padlock? Are you aware that you can use your American Lock pinning kit to rekey PACLOCKs? What about keying your 4-pin #1 style laminated padlock into a hockey-puck? Did you know you...
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Did you know that you can simply insert a Master Lock 6-pin rekeyable cylinder directly into a PACLOCK solid-body padlock? Are you aware that you can use your American Lock pinning kit to rekey PACLOCKs? What about keying your 4-pin #1 style laminated padlock into a hockey-puck? Did you know you can do that with PACLOCK?
These are but a few of the simple, yet trick, advantages a locksmith can reap by switching to PACLOCK. This article, however, intends to provide some of the “basic” information about the innovative PACLOCK padlocks in the hopes that there is a baseline of understanding from which we can build.
KEYS & CYLINDERS
If there is only one thing to take away from this article, please take away this: PACLOCK’s 5 & 6-pin cylinders are pinned just like an American Lock 5 & 6-pin cylinder which means you can key PACLOCK into any existing American Lock system. There’s no need to do a wholesale swap-out, just start buying PACLOCK today and key them into your existing American Lock systems.
One quick note - American Lock and PACLOCK cylinders are not exactly the same. Figure 1 shows that the tail-ends of the two cylinders are shaped differently. Why? This difference means that PACLOCK cannot be bypassed.
Knowing that PACLOCK’s pin spacing and depths match up to the American Lock brand, let’s talk about available keyways. The standard keyway from PACLOCK is the “P0” keyway. This keyway is the same as the American Lock “AM3” or the ILCO 1045. Where American Lock offers 5-pin as their standard security, PACLOCK offers the P0 keyway with 6-pin standard. PACLOCK, however, can be converted to a 5-pin so that you can key our locks into your American Lock systems.
Unless otherwise requested, an order from PACLOCK comes with the 6-pin “P0” (ILCO1045) keyway.
PACLOCK also has American Lock’s restricted AR1, AR2, and AR7 keyways available. These cylinders are sold zero bitted to allow you to pin them up and use your existing restricted key blanks.
Speaking of restricted keyways, PACLOCK manufactures two of its own locksmiths’ keyways ~ the “PR1” and “PR2” keyways. Both of these keyways are only available in 6-pin version. These keyways can be used with any of PACLOCK’s solid-body padlocks with the “PR2” keyway also available in our laminated padlocks.
Shifting the focus to laminated padlocks, PACLOCK’s “PL” Series of high security laminated locks have a variety of options. By default any “KD” padlock comes with the “P0” 5-pin keyway and cylinder. PACLOCK gives you a 5-pin at no extra cost on KD orders. Orders for keyed alike come with the “M1” keyway (ILCO #1092) and a four-pin cylinder. Since PACLOCK performs the pinning and final assembly of these padlocks in America, we can pin up your laminated lock orders to any M1 key number you need in a matter of days.
When you receive your “PL” laminated PACLOCK padlocks in an M1 KA, you’ll notice the keys are actually 5-pin in length. This was done intentionally to help PACLOCK cut down on stocking more blanks than necessary. This 5-pin key will work with your Master Locks.
ven if you are using a Master Edge™ keyway, you now have the ability to move to PACLOCK and still maintain your key systems.