Operating a combination padlock for the first time could be very confusing. We write this step-by-step guide so you have something to turn to just in case you are lost.
Note: This guide only works for locks with the design body shown below. (Fig. 1.1)
In this illustration we define the parts of a Master combination padlock
What is a combination?
The combination of the lock is either found inside the packaging box or will be given to you by the vendor. The combination is normally a set of 3 numbers that you needed when turning the dial during the unlocking process. Turning the dial is basically either clockwise (to the right) or counter clockwise (to the left).
In this illustration (Fig 1.3) , we have 02, 24 and 18 as our combination numbers.
Lets now proceed to the step-by-step instruction.
As shown here (Fig. 1.3), the first number is 02. In this case we have to turn the dial three times clockwise stopping on the first number (02).
Next. Turn the dial counter clockwise passing on the first number (02) once and stop on the second number (24).
Lastly, turn the dial clockwise and stop at the last number (18).
Lastly, pull the shackle to open the lock.
Remember, do not share you combination to anyone and make sure the door is securely closed before leaving.
If the instruction is still unclear for you, watch our video below.