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When we moved into our new house the key to the padlock we had on our old shed got lost in the move so we needed a replacement for the shed at our new house and so I bought this weather proof padlock from Tesco for £4.49 which seemed a reasonable price as it looked very sturdy and with the added benefit that it would not rust unlike the old Yale lock we had been using. In terms of size it is a 4cm lock which is ideal for the relatively small loop of a shed door, it is black in colour with a sealed outer layer of PVC to ensure that it does not allow water to reach the metal inner hence it is effectively rust proof as long as the PVC does not get damaged. It is a nice solid lock and very robust and while no lock can guarantee that the contents are safe after all any determined robber with time on their hands will attach the hinges on the door it does make access more difficult and time consuming for any scum bag thief and that is the whole point of having one of these fitted. It comes with two keys so you always have a spare just in case the original gets lost. The key action is nice and smooth and it takes minimal effort to lock and unlock the padlock. The key socket has a cover as well to prevent water getting into the mechanism to ensure that the whole device is completely waterproof. I certainly cannot find any fault with this simple device and given the relatively cheap price it is a good purchase and a product I would recommend for outdoor use.
We recently bought a new shed for our garden and needed a secure padlock for it. I saw this one in Tesco and liked it straight away, the main reason because it was black and not shiny silver or gold which I thought would be less obtrusive against the dark brown shed and not draw attention to the fact that the shed contained anything worth pinching! I paid £4.20 for this lock which was attached to a card which provided instructions as to how to use it. The padlock itself is 8.1cm high, 5.1cm wide, 3.2cm deep and weighs 0.218 kg. I think it looks and feels like quite a substantial and sturdy lock. The inner body is steel which is covered with black PVC and this is what helps to make the padlock waterproof which is very important for the English weather. The PVC will also prevent the padlock from rusting which can make it difficult to turn the key if the actual lock becomes rusty. It comes complete with two keys which fit into the keyhole on the underside of the padlock. A great thing about this lock and something which I haven't actually seen before is that there is a round cover which clicks on and off the underside of the lock which is attached by a thin piece of the PVC. This obviously helps to prevent water or dust and bits getting into the key slot. This cover was a bit tight at first and I needed to use the heel of my hand to press it on but it has gotten much easier with use. I am in and out of the shed quite a lot as I do a lot of pottering about in the garden and this is where all my tools are kept so I do use the padlock regularly. It works the same as any other padlock, the key is inserted and twisted until the arm lifts and opens and then when you want to close it you just push the arm back into the hole until you hear a click and then pop the cover back into place. I find that the key always turns easily and smoothly and has never stuck. I think this is a good quality padlock and I especially like the fact that it is black PVC which makes it appear more understated than most of the others and seems to blends in more with the surroundings. You could also use it to secure a bike or other items which you may leave outside as it is waterproof which makes it more versatile. There are definitely other locks around which are much cheaper but I think this one has the advantage of being a darker colour and the fact that it has a cover for the actual lock which helps to protect it, and also that it is waterproof and has two keys. As with all security measures it isn't completely thief proof but at the end of the day if someone is going to break into your shed or other property they'll get in somehow. It hasn't shown any signs of wear and I am sure it will last me for a long time. I would recommend this padlock for anyone who needs to secure any items outdoors and give it five out of five stars.
I have this padlock on my shed and the reason that I bought it was because I wanted a waterproof one as my previous padlock had started to rust and I was finding it difficult to open and close plus the keyhole had started to rust and it was getting difficult to get the key in and out of it. The padlock is a fairly basic and bog standard design and is made from steel but it is covered in black PVC which is what makes the padlock waterproof. It isn't all that large and measures 8.1cm in height and 5.1cm in width. It is a good size to fit in a bolt hole so is suitable for sheds etc. It would also be a good lock for bikes since it can stand to be outside in all weathers without getting damaged. The lock has a pop on and off cover covering the key hole which fits snugly in place and does make the padlock watertight to the best of my knowledge. I have certainly never noticed any water collecting inside the cap when I take it off. The cap is attached to the padlock so you don't need to worry about it getting lost when you take it off. I think the attachment is pretty strong and I am not worried about it snapping any time soon even though I am not all that gentle when removing it as it is pretty sturdy. You get two keys with the lock in case like me you end up misplacing one. I used to keep mine on my keyring but I ended up losing my keyring with all my keys so I was grateful that there was a spare included and now just keep it hanging in the house for when I need it. This is perfect for my shed. It isn't ever going to stop a really determined thief but it will stop an opportunistic one who is just looking to see what the shed might contain as it wouldn't be worth their hassle trying to break the lock unless they knew what they were doing. I have had this padlock for ages now so it has seen all kinds of weather but it hasn't succumbed to any yet and there isn't even the slightest hint of it being stiff when I use the key and it isn't showing any signs of wear and tear. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for the lock but I do remember it was considerably cheaper than some other waterproof locks and I am sure it was under £5 because I remember thinking it was good for the money.
I needed a lock for my garden gate as my others kept rusting so I decided to try this waterproof lock from Tesco. It didn't need to be big, it just needed to not rust immediately as it rained. +++Cost+++ I managed to get this for around £5 from Tesco which is a little more than my previous locks but for the fact is is waterproof I wasn't too bothered. +++Waterproof?+++ This lock is a normal lock with a PVC casing that stop water from getting into the metal insides. Technically I wouldn't call this waterproof but it lasted the winter and is still working, almost, like new. It does appear to have suffered from the cold, wet weather but where my previous locks have seized open / shut, this lock still works well and I have no doubt will still work perfectly fine this time next year. I would have preferred it to be labelled as "almost entirely waterproof" but I suppose they wouldn't sell many. +++How to use the lock+++ Just like any other lock, put the key in, turn and it is unlocked and then click together to lock it again. +++Where to use+++ I use this lock on my garden gate but I wouldn't hesitate using it on a shed or bike lock. It seems as strong as other locks and I believe the PVC casing makes it stand out less. A big brass lock on your gate stands out like a sore thumb and if it was ever left unlocked, people passing by would see it immediately. +++Overview+++ A good lock at a decent price. By paying a little more for a waterproof lock like this, you will save replacing your locks every year due to rust. My waterproof lock survived the terrible winter and still works very well. It isn't perfect but for the price you would struggle to get a better water proof lock.
=Tesco weather proof padlock= Our poor shed in the back garden I'm sure it is the padlock that is holding it together, although there is a new shed waiting to be put up, when we get some good weather. Sure the padlock is worth more than the shed!! =Need for a padlock= It is not that we have the crown jewels in the shed, couple push bikes and his lord ships stuff, it is one of those items that you may need, so it goes in the shed, but after our shed being broke into last year, we needed a new padlock, as the other one had rusted away, but the culprits just unscrewed the metal handle. We did lose some tools - but we think the dog barking stopped them getting the bigger items out. =Last Padlock= He lost the keys for the last padlock, and of all places I saw this weather proof padlock, and it was priced at £4.20. =Card= The padlock is attached to a piece of card and all the relevant information and instructions about the padlock are on the reverse of the card. =Size= The padlock is 8cm in height, 5cm in width and a depth of about 3cm. Overall it is a fair sized padlock. The padlock has a steel inner body and this is covered in black PVC which is the waterproof element and stops the rusting. =Keys= There are two keys with the padlock. =Using the Padlock= The key slot for the padlock is on the under carriage of the padlock, and this has a pop on cover, which when the padlock is in use stops any water or dust getting into the key slot. For the first few occasions it was a pain to remember to pop the piece off, and it was tight to get on and off, it was almost shall we leave it off, then reality set in with the weather so it then became a good idea to use the cover. =Movement= The movement of the padlock is the same as any other, twist the lock and then to close the padlock, you need to make sure the lock is in the hole and then push shut. Two keys come with the padlock and to open and close the padlock, the keys fit underneath the padlock. Over this key opening there is a pop on and pop off cover so that when the padlock is closed the keyhole can be left closed to stop water and dust getting inside the lock. A first I found this a bit fiddle but as time has progressed I have found this to be a useful feature as the key still slides easily into the lock. To close the padlock the arm should be pushed firmly into the hole until it clicks and the to open, obviously it's like any other key mechanism lock. =Would I recommend= I would highly recommend this padlock, it has seen us through this bad winter, and looks as good as new so an excellent investment
Tesco weather proof padlock I don't have anything much in my shed but felt the need for a padlock. At my last house I had used a regular padlock on the shed and this went a bit rusty and so wasn't as easy to open and close after a while, so I really wanted. Weather proof one to avoid this. This one from I store at Tesco is also available online at www.tesco.com and costs £4.20, so not an expensive product. It comes attached to a piece of card with all of the information and instructions on the back of the card. Its a 40mm weatherproof padlock and basically looks like any other padlock except that it doesnt look like metal, and so clearly wont rust. It has a steel inner body which makes it very strong and not malleable, and on top of this is black PVC outer to stop the rusting and make it waterproof. Two keys come with the padlock and to open and close the padlock, the keys fit underneath the padlock. Over this key opening there is a pop on and pop off cover so that when the padlock is closed the keyhole can be left closed to stop water and dust getting inside the lock. A first I found this a bit fiddle but as time has progressed I have found this to be a useful feature as the key still slides easily into the lock. To close the padlock the arm should be pushed firmly into the hole until it clicks and the to open, obviously it's like any other key mechanism lock. It fits nice and easily over my shed lock, and assume it is quite standard for this type of door fastening. The padlock is about 8 cm high 5 cm wide and has a depth of about 3 cm. VERDICT... Another good value good quality product from Tesco. It slips easily onto my shed fastening and as yet, even in all of this rain, shows no sign of wear and tear and the key doesn't have to be forced into the lock as has happened when I have had metal padlocks. Good design very strong and sturdy and very reasonably priced. A recommended security product for sheds and other outdoor buildings. Thanks for reading Daniela xx