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Old 09-28-04, 12:11 PM   #1
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Stock Locks Round-key U-locks secure?

Stocks Manufacturing makes the Stock Locks - which are supposed to be secure high-end locks:

Stocks Manufacturing - Stocks Locks

Their U-locks are round key locks so I would be very interested to know if anyone has picked a Stocks U-lock?

Their website claims they aren't susceptible to the pen picking method.. (though it sounds like they never tried?!)

Please respond. I have searched the internet and nobody seems to have picked a Stock Lock _yet_ but many are suggesting them as a more secure Kryptonite lock replacement. If you have picked one, you'd best post this publically to the forum (and maybe cc: stocks)

Thanks!
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Old 09-28-04, 02:22 PM   #2
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Well, they can't even spell thief for one...
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Before going to market, Stocks Locks were independently tested and were not able to be picked. The 7-pin cylinder is difficult for even a professional locksmith to open. We know how our cylinders are constructed, and to be quite honest, we can't imagine how this picking method could work on our products, even if the right sized tool is found
That's the same line of BULL that Master Lock fed me.
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Old 09-29-04, 04:03 PM   #4
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I own one of these locks and I think that opening it with a pen barrel would be much more difficult. The shackle puts significant pressure on the lock mechanism which requires the leverage of the key to turn it. Also the tubular cylinder is a vending machine grade one(American Lock Company on the key).
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Oooooh Nooooo... A little research shows that Master Lock owns American Lock Company

American Lock does seem to produce solid body locks so hopefully they've maintained it as a higher (and seperate) product offering.

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Old 09-29-04, 06:15 PM   #6
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epicycler2, thanks for the reply from a fellow owner :-)

> Also the tubular cylinder is a vending machine grade one(American Lock Company on the key).
Ok - but you can open some vending machine locks with a cardboard tube or pen also..

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Why not make it easy and just avoid tubular locks all together? There are plenty of flat key options out there.
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Then you get stuff like omg omg, I can open the flat key locks with a knife or something.
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