Opening A Combination Lock!

By: Rick Skuw


A combination lock is usually a type of lock that isnít opened by a key but a series of numbers or symbols insead, and when entered properly will open the lock. The series may be entered using one or several rotating dials with engraved markings, usually it will be numbers, which directly work together with the locking elecical. Other combination locks utilize mechanical or electronic keypads for inputting the series.

A combination lock is used by many people to secure their precious belongings particularly in offices and schools in which it is quite simple to break into somebodyís locker. Most users of combination locks find it hard to unlock it the very first time and it can look difficult, but actually it is very simple and you can unlock it in a matter of seconds, that is if one know the proper combination.

Most combination locks use a 3-digit numerical code and every digit represents one number from 0 to 39. Check that you have the correct numerical code. It is normally situated on the label at the back of the lock or now and then in the packaging. It is definately better to memorize the code and then take away the label from the lock. You should not reveal your 3-digit code to anyone for obvious security reasons.

Get a firm grip on your lock. Use your thumb and index finger to control the dial located in the middle of the combination lock. Turn the dial to 0 and using your thumb and index finger grip dial. Begin to rotate the dial 3 times until the number 0 is directly level to the arrow which is engraved on top of the dial.

Try the first number once the dial is set to 0, you are at this instant set to unlock the combination lock by means of the 3-digit numeric code. Let's say your code is 11-20-28. From the initial position of 0, spin the dial clockwise until the number 11 is pointing to the arrow.

Now move the dial to the second numeric number. This time, you need to carry out two rotations instead of one before stopping at the second number. From the number 11, spin the dial counter-clockwise until the number 20 has passed the arrow sign. Carry out the second rotation by turning the dial counter-clockwise but this time stop turning the dial when 20 is directly pointing to the arrow mark.

Now for the last number. Move your dial to the third number. The last number on the series is 28, and to get there, rotate the dial clockwise until the number 28 is pointing to the arrow. At this time the shackle should be released off the lock. Open the combination lock by pulling the shackle upwards.

To shut and secure the combination lock. Insert the shackle back into the hole and push it down firmly into place. Next, rotate the dial to any digit. Verify if the lock is actually locked by pulling on the shackle. The combination lock is closed appropriately if the shackle didnít move.

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