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Combination Locks

The Buddy’s Locksmith offers locksmith services in San Jose, California, and the Bay area. For more than ten years, our company has been supporting people with lock problems. Whether you need help with your private property, commercial buildings, or car, let us know, and we are going to help you.

Competitive prices and outstanding customer support make us the best locksmith company in the area.

Alarmed Combination Locks

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Privacy Door Levers

This type of lever has a button or a twist from one side of the door. It might have a pinhole or a keyhole outside to allow unlocking the door from the outside, but that is rare. Usually, these levers are used in places such as bathrooms or bedrooms.

Three-tumbler Combination Lock

While traditional locks use a key to align the tumblers, a combination lock uses a combination of numbers, symbols, letters, or a mix. On the simple three-tumbler lock, you can see 0-9 numbers on each rotary. The Three-tumbler combination is often used in suitcases, briefcases, etc.

Brands of Combination Locks

It’s hard to find combination locks that are going to be the best option for you. You want them to be safe and not easy to crack the code. Some of the most recommended brands for combination locks in 2021 are:

  • Master Lock
  • ASSA Abloy
  • Kaba Group
  • Mul-T-Lock
  • Schlage

Combination Locks

These locks are also known under the name master locks. They can be easily transported so that you can use them anywhere in your home or office. To lock and unlock them, you set up a numerical combination. Usually, these locks are made from stainless steel. Thanks to that, they are more durable.

Combinations for Combination Locks

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Master Combination Lock

It is possible to crack combination locks using combinations of numbers. The more advanced is the lock, the more options you have. For example, with a 3-digit lock, you have 1,000 combinations, while with 40-number locks, you get 64,000. However, some methods can help you narrow those numbers to about 100 options.

If you have some time to experiment, you can give it a go. While having about 100 options, you can crack the lock combo, but burglars don’t have that much time, so you don’t have to worry about the safety of your items protected with a combination lock.

Shim for Combination Locks

Combination locks only lock on one side. To open them, you can create a shim with a piece of aluminum. The piece should have the shape of the letter M. Place the middle of it in the space between the shackle and lock body. Move the part up and down to trigger the shackle, and move the shim until you push the locking mechanism.

Master Lock Combination

If you forgot your code but want to open your master lock without destroying it, there are some ways to work around it. You are going to need to find the first number and apply the proper pressure. That can take a lot of time, so you would do best by calling professionals. Remember that you should never try to open a lock that doesn’t belong to you.

Combination Door Lock

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Commercial & Residential Combination Door Locks

Thanks to the combination door lock, you don’t have to carry around a key. They are suitable for interior rooms, garage doors, etc. Be sure that your lock complies with your insurance company’s standards, so in case of an unfortunate event, you are going to get compensation.

Best Combination Lock

A good lock should be durable and safe. It also should be compact and easy to carry. Some of the best options for combination locks in 2021 include:

  • Puroma 4 Digit Padlock
  • Master Lock 1500iD
  • Delswin Combination Disc Padlock
  • Megafeis Smart Padlock


How Do You Open a Combination Lock?

First, you have to turn the dial clockwise three times. Then, turn the dial in the opposite direction and stop when you are on the first combination. Your marker should be on the top of the dial, at the twelve o’clock position.

After you find the first number:

  1. Turn the dial to the left for a complete turn.
  2. Turn it in the opposite direction until you pass your first number and then stop on the second number of the combination.
  3. Repeat for the third number.

After that, you are ready to pull up the shackle and open your lock.

How Do You Open a Combination Lock with Three Numbers?

If you have a simple lock with three numbers, its opening is very straightforward. Rotate the wheels until you get a particular number on each of them. Once the combination is ready, press the unlocking button or pull the shackle.

Are Combination Locks Easy to Pick?

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Commercial Combination Locks

Lock picking takes time to master, but some people have this skill. However, it is not so simple with combination locks. To open (or reset) a combination lock, you have to find the code that was used. That takes hours and thousands of combinations. Even if you know how to crack the code, that takes a lot of time. This is why the system is suitable for when you forget your code, but it is still a safe solution to prevent thieves from cracking the code.

Can Combination Locks Be Reset?

Locksmiths cannot reset most combination locks to prevent unwanted usage. However, if your lock doesn’t have a serial number, there might be a chance that the design can reset. It takes a bit of effort, but thanks to this, you can save your lock.

Look at the side of your lock. If you find a tiny hole, perhaps a professional locksmith can use it to reset your lock. You have to insert a skinny tool to press the reset button. Some producers add this tool to the set. If you don’t have it, search online or contact a locksmith.

If you forgot the code for your combination lock or need help with any other type of locks, contact Buddy’s Locksmith. We are going to help you solve your problem in no time. Just call us!

The Buddy’s Locksmith offers locksmith services in San Jose, California, and the Bay area. For more than ten years, our company has been supporting people with lock problems. Whether you need help with your private property, commercial buildings, or car, let us know, and we are going to help you.

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