Padlock Potential

Padlocks have come a long way to offer an expanded line of features and benefits that allow you to provide your customer with a customized product to fit their needs

Padlocks have always been a substantial segment in the security hardware business. In the past, the small size and design often meant that your keying choices were limited. However, that is no longer true today. Years ago, padlocks weren’t rekeyable and weren’t serviceable. They could...

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Abus Lock has been offering a huge selection of padlocks and accessories for decades. Their product selection includes aluminum and brass body padlocks, bike locks, Discus locks, laminated steel and brass padlocks, marine brass padlocks, motorcycle locks, hasps and more.

This article will focus on their line of rekeyable cylinder padlocks. The 83/45-300 Series offers a 1 ¾-inch solid brass body padlock with a Schlage C keyway cylinder and a one-inch solid steel shackle.
The Abus 83/50-3000 Series is a two-inch body rekeyable brass padlock with a Schlage C-K keyway cylinder.

For interchangeable core customers, the 83/45IC Series offer the ability to insert your own small format six- or seven-pin core into the solid brass lock. Adding a suffix of –1, -2 or –4 indicates the shackle length you require. Ordering an 83/45IC-2 indicates a 2-inch shackle is needed, while an 83/45IC-4 would result in a four-inch shackle, etc.

Other Abus padlocks include the 36 and 37 Series which offer rekeyable and master keying options, but theses operate on the standard Abus keyways and not the popular KIK/KIL sections.
Information: contact your favorite locksmith distributor or Abus, 23910 N. 19th Ave. #156, Phoenix, AZ 85085. Phone: 800-352-2287. Web Site:

Pacific Lock Company is a relative newcomer to our industry but is rapidly gaining market share by listening to their customers. Introduced in 2005, the company has gained popularity by offering a unique set of features and benefits combined with short lead times, small order quantities and customized products.

A complete line of rekeyable padlocks is available. Choices include locks with a solid hardened steel body or solid brass body. A line of anodized aluminum body padlocks offers a choice of six colors.
The ‘X’ Series padlock accepts standard KIK/KIL cylinders including Schlage, ASSA, Mul-T-Lock, Medeco, Marks, Bi-Lok, Ilco, All-Five, General and GMS. These locks come less cylinder, with multiple tailpieces to fit the above applications.

The X-Series includes the 100AX, an aluminum 1 ¾- inch body, the 500X, a 2-inch hardened steel body, the 550X, a 2-inch solid brass body.

One of more unique products offered by PacLock is the 2170XIC. This is a hockey puck style lock that offers the ability to insert a conventional KIK/KIL cylinder with the Sleeve-X adaptor.
Likewise the 400XIC is the hockey puck with a Sleeve-IC adaptor to allow use of a small format interchangeable core cylinder.

In addition to a line of hasps, chains and accessories is the Pac Shield. This steel sleeve accepts most rectangular body locks to provide shackle and attack protection.

As far as customization, PacLock offers their “Your Logo, Your Locks” program. Starting with a blank padlock body (without the PacLock logo), the company will custom laser engrave your locks with your company logo or that of your customer. There are almost no limitations as long as your idea will physically fit onto the lock. Custom logos are welcomed and although large orders are encouraged, production can be set up for as few as six locks. Custom powder coating and custom anodizing are also available.
Information: contact your local locksmith distributor or Pacific Lock, 21618 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Phone: 888-562-5565. Web Site:

Originally started in 1848, Wilson Bohannon is the oldest family owned padlock company still producing locks in the United States.

WB said by their customers to mean “Well Built” is unique in today’s world of security hardware. The Marion, Ohio-based company proudly points out that their products are 100 percent made in the United States of America.
Wilson Bohannon offers a substantial range of Series 1 and Series C standard duty solid brass pin tumbler padlocks for general use. In addition there is the Series V, X and Y double-ball heel and toe locking padlock for added strength.

The series 84, 85 and 86 padlocks offer the ability to use standard small format I-Core cylinders and offer a range of six and seven pin IC cores in all of the standard keyways including A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, Q, 1C, 1D and KMT300. Cores are available in 4 or 26D finish, comminuted or uncompensated.

Although standard commercial compatible keyways are not available, WB offers custom stamping or engraving on large orders to meet your customer’s needs. Custom monogramming includes the ability to identify padlocks with information like the Company Name, Employee Name, Department ID, Clock or Lock Location, etc.

Information: contact your favorite locksmith distributor or Wilson Bohannon, 621 Buckeye St., Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 800-382-3639. Web site:

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