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Old 04-02-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default What is the best way to cut a pad lock?

I need to cut a master lock off and was wondering if bolt cutters or a cutting wheel would be better? I will need to buy whatever one will work better.

It's a Master combo pad lock. The Shackle is 9/32".

This is a serious issue, I can't get to my beer!

Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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You might try just taking a hammer to it if what it is connected to will take the force. I have opened a couple of locks in the past that way.
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if you are going to buy something....Go with an angle grinder...You will find many other uses where bolt cutters aren't used that often......
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either bolt cutters or cut the hasp...
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #5
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bolt cutters. Wear safety glasses and snap em like buttah!
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #6
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roto zip tool. use a grinding wheel per application. - metal cutting wheel.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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I gotta go with the angle grinder.

Or .308 Win.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #8
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Grinder, acetylene torch, or bolt cutters. whichever one you can get to first
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:26 PM   #9
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I would go with the grinder if you need to cutthe lock.....but as someone else said, sometimes it's easier to cut the hasp.....
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A pound of thermite will do!
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:33 PM   #11
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roto zip tool. use a grinding wheel per application. - metal cutting wheel.
+10000

I used a dremel to do the exact same thing this past weekend....took about 2 minutes to cut through...
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:34 PM   #12
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Or .308 Win.
I like the way you're thankin'.

Also, you could go with a D-9 Caterpillar or 10 sticks of dynamite.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:36 PM   #13
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Small bolt cutters may not do the job (too much effort), but a bolt cutter will go through a Master lock! I've done it.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:36 PM   #14
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There is no hasp.

The lock has a long shackle. It is on a side by side refrigerator around the door handles.

Thanks for the suggestions. A grinder looks like it could be fun...
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Or .308 Win.
Not according to Mythbusters!
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #16
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Are the biggest bolt cutters 24"?
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #17
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Why don't you just ask Mommy nicely for the key?
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A Dremel or hammer will work.
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44mag with 300gr XTP works and is fun too. Wasn't a combination lock though, it was keyed and had a short shank. Bullet placement on the top pushed it apart on the first try.
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Are the biggest bolt cutters 24"?
biggest I've seen at Home Depot anyway. They'll cut it no problem.
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