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Good 1st impression of this lock. But it does have a sticking problem.
on July 8, 2015
I just got this lock in to lock a storage room door. The 1st thing that I did was reset the combination from it's default setting to my personal setting. It is easy to change. In fact, it may be too easy to change. If a person is not watching how they handle it while it is open, they could easily change the combination by accident.
The lock appears to be weather proof with rubber seals all around it. It even has a rubber bumper, which I did not understand.
It is surprisingly heavy. I am pretty sure it will secure my storage room.
(Note: The combination in the photo is not the combination that I set to open it.)
Update July 16, 2015
I’ve been using this lock for a week, and am downgrading my 5 stars to 3 stars. It has a quark that I am not used to. If you close it without touching the combination, you can’t open it again until you move all of the tumblers. At least, that is what has been happening with me.
I’ve lubricated the lock with lithium grease, so it shouldn’t be a matter of sticking. The locking mechanism seems to simply engage when the lock is closed.
In reading where other people has had the lock simply refuse to open with the correct combination, I am starting to get concerned about this lock. (If the lock continues to work by simply dialing the correct combination, then I will upgrade the star rating.)
Update: August 9, 2015
I just brought my rating back up to 4 stars. The idea of it locking even with the correct combination is strange. I've found myself think that it was locked when it could be opened again because I would forget to turn the tumblers. But after you get used to it, everything seems to work OK so far.