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American Lock

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:26 pm
by NNFAK
This week we will go with American lock for "lock of the week", that way more people can get in on it... Don't worry, Abloy will be next week.

Have fun.

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:17 am
by Oldfast
Crunch, crunch, crunch... music to my ears viewtopic.php?p=58393#p58393

Matt's always finding and sharing nice links. Here's the American Lock service guide
viewtopic.php?p=46509#p46509

Also, a while back, Matt had asked for some help with serrated pins. He quickly began
killing Americans... so I can only assume there's some good advice within this thread....
viewtopic.php?p=49617#p49617

Another piece of writing shared here on the forum on picking serrated pins...
viewtopic.php?p=44#p44

Also, someone at some time (mdchurchill?) had posted some pictures of an American and a 'Master American'
for comparison so people could tell the difference between the two. Size, keyway, etc. If I cannot find this
post, I'm sure it's buried deep somewhere. If anyone finds it, I think a link here would be useful to people.

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:33 am
by mdc5150
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6637&p=56775&hilit=5200#p56775 I think the pics you are talking about Mike are in this thread.

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:05 am
by Oldfast
Yes! That's the one exactly viewtopic.php?p=56775#p56775 Thanks

Many people now wonder about this. The differences to look for can be clearly seen from your pics.

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:45 pm
by macgng
This is American's largest shrouded padlock, the 748:
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Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:06 pm
by mdc5150
macgng wrote:This is American's largest shrouded padlock, the 748:
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I want one of those one day, I just can't see paying for it though. They are very pricey. When I win the lottery I will get one. I'm stuck still buying tools for work and being a single dad of a 10 year old boy I'm always buying clothes and food.

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:19 am
by macgng
mdchurchill wrote:I want one of those one day, I just can't see paying for it though. They are very pricey. When I win the lottery I will get one. I'm stuck still buying tools for work and being a single dad of a 10 year old boy I'm always buying clothes and food.


the one i got was very reasonable, it was under $30

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:47 am
by Don
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Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:59 pm
by macgng
WOAH! been lookin for a padlock that takes a schlage LFIC... nice!

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:25 pm
by Don
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Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:10 am
by MBI
That's a nice assortment there Don, thanks for posting the pics.

Re: American Lock

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:23 am
by Oldfast
Yeah... nice stuff!