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I purchased two of these pretty beastly padlocks from Screwfix earlier this year as I had a credit note that was due to expire and I was after a good quality heavy padlock for my newly finished shed. Well if you call a breezeblock structure with a heavy steel door a shed. These are fitted to two deadbolts on my door as back up to the actual locks. They provide good peace of mind to me and combined with the heavy duty lock on my door help to lower my insurance premium as well. At the time of purchase these cost me £24 each but if you don't shop around they can be as much as nearly £50. Squire padlocks do seem expensive to purchase when compared to other companies but there long lasting good reputation speaks for itself. There products are of the highest quality and are hated by opportunist thieves everywhere.
The padlocks measure 55mm each and are made of solid steel. They came with 2 keys for each lock and the keys themselves are nice , sturdy which unlike other alternatives will not easily bend or snap. The padlocks are also weatherproof so ideal for outdoor usage whether for padlocking your motorbike chain or a shed door. The shackle part itself is thick ( a diameter of 11mm) and I imagine would stand up well to most attempts to cut. Being solid steel it would cut eventually but this is a noisy affair to undertake and an opportunistic thief is most likely to be deterred by these padlocks. The lock part itself features a rekeyable super secure 6 pin tumbler making it damn hard to pick in a hurry. The padlock itself is also has an electrophoretic finish which helps to prevent corrosion when used outdoors.
Overall this is a very well made product which will work as a good deterrent to most thieves. It is nigh on impossible to smash when in place , very difficult to cut the shackle and a real nightmare to pick. Just don't lose your keys !
Padlocks Type: Keyed Alike Padlocks / 55mm solid steel keyed alike padlock. 2 keys supplied. Ideally suited to outdoor applications. Specifications: Body W x H x Th: 55 x 96.8 x 36.5mm. Max. shackle W (shoulders) x H: 17 x 26.5mm. Shackle dia: 11mm. Weight: 0.826kg.