"I have 2 Master Locks. One for my band locker that keeps people from stealing my trumpet and one for my regular locker. I have caught 2 people trying to break open into my regular locker and 3 people at my band locker."
— Alex @ Phoenix, AZ Full Story
"I lost the key to my Master Lock padlock keeping my flagpole lowering mechanism locked. I decided that I would go down to my local hardware store and borrow their bolt cutters. I BROKE THEIR BOLT CUTTERS trying to cut the lock! Haha! Talk about one tough lock!"
— Chris @ Council Bluffs, IA Full Story
"I showed up at the paintball field one evening to find several .308 shells laying around. When I checked the lock, it had been shot point blank. Almost all the internal components were gone, but the lock was still locked. It took me about 30 swings with a sledge hammer to finally remove it. That lock save me about $5000 worth of equipment from being stolen. I will never trust another lock company but Master Lock."
— austin @ hays, KS Full Story
"I recently bought a Master Lock Laminated Steel padlock due to the recent locker break ins at school, where some combination locks were broken with some kind of blunt object. They tried to smash it open with what looks like a hammer or some sort of other object. Four other lockers got broken into and stuff was stolen, but mine was the only lock that stood strong!"
— brad @ bay city, MI Full Story
"I live on a Lake and own a boat shed for my equipment worth large amounts of money. I had a MasterLock Pro Series 6321 High security Padlock on the door, and it prevented two attempts at burglary. Thank you Master Lock!"
— Jack @ Petoskey, MI Full Story
"Just wanted to let you know about your good locks. Two years ago we dragged this Warded Master Lock behind our travel trailer from Syracuse NY to Monticello NY on the end of a chain that we forgot to secure. We then used it the following year, it works great. Thanks"
— Richard @ Montgomery, NY Full Story
"Someone tried to break in my locker while I was at a gym today. But the thief could not break my Master Lock combination padlock. Even though the padlock had been damaged heavily, it saved my stuff, including my wallet and keys, from the bad guy."
— Takayoshi @ San Pedro, CA Full Story
"The shed was burglarized not only once but twice within one week! Although the burglars ultimately managed to enter the shed by using a crow bar to pry off the hasp, the lock fared in much better shape! I was very impressed at the inability of the burglars to pry, cut, or in any way break the lock! Fantastic product that we will recommend to anyone!"
— Judith @ McAllen, TX Full Story
"Over 35 years ago, I was attending high school and obtained a lock for my gym locker - a simple black-faced Master Lock Combination Lock. I am amazed that for more than 35 years the lock has never failed me. You should truly be proud of the fact that a product intended for a specific purpose far exceeded that purpose and is still functioning."
— F. Michael @ Carle Place, NY Full Story
"The decks were stacked against our Master M5EURD EXCELL padlock the when at 5 AM, the security cameras picked up a team of five baddies descending on Borehams Kyalami Liquor Store in Gauteng, South Africa."
— Stiaan @ Cape Town, Full Story
"We had a warded Tough Under Fire steel laminated padlock (No. 22) that we've used up at our camp. Over the years it has gotten burnt, rusted, and frozen but it held up great and still works fine."
— Kirk @ Bangor, ME Full Story
"After over 40 years of service I will have to replace my No.5 Master Lock! I guess the pins are getting so worn I have to play with it for a few minutes to get it open."
— James @ Plattsburgh, NY Full Story
"I bought my first Master Lock combination in 1980 for high school. For some reason the number stuck in my head and I never forgot it. It went to college next and then sat for years packed away. Now 29 years later it is used at work for my locker. I always see the new colors in the store and want to buy them, but I am true to my original black and silver that still works!"
— tamara @ new port richey, FL Full Story
"Back in 1975, when my mom went to Cajon High School, she used a Master No. 3 padlock for her locker. Well what do you know, 33 years later I find myself at her old school, and her padlock is STILL there, battered and rusty, but still holding strong! My mom even kept the old key and decided to let me try it. 33 years of weather, vandals, custodians with bolt cutters and rust just had no effect on this lock, it popped right open! What's more, I continued to use her old padlock throughout my years at Cajon High and it NEVER let me down. I still have it now! Master sure got it right with their laminated padlocks."
— Hunter @ Phelan, CA Full Story
"They tried to pry,cut,and hammer your #175 Lock off the door but were unsuccessful. The shackle bent out of shape but did not open. They finally gave up!"
— Pete @ Florence, SC Full Story
"Many years ago, as a new police officer, I purchased a combination lock to secure my belongings...now, almost 34 years later, the lock works as well as it did when I bought it! Perhaps your workmanship is too good because I have never had to purchase another lock! It is truly a "lifetime" lock!!!"
— Rod @ Manhattan Beach, CA Full Story
"One of our No. 176 locks received at least two rounds from a shotgun. We figure one round with Double 00 buck and another with bird shot. After two darn near point blank shots the lock is no longer usable via the combination or the key override. But your lock held tight!! I never thought that our locks would be put under such stress."
— Michael @ Missoula, MT Full Story
"For school we needed a gym locker lock and I had the one where you reset the lock by moving the wheels on the red markers. At the end of the year my gym teacher said "If you don't take your locks home, we will cut them off and take what's inside the locker." Unfortunately for them, I had a Master Lock and they couldn't cut it off with bolt cutters! So they had to call me over to the school to remove the lock."
— Jonathan @ columbia, MD Full Story
"U think a Master Lock isn't strong? Some thieves tried to drill out a lock on a gangbox at work with my tools in it one night after work. The bit had broke off while"
— John @ Baton Rouge, LA Full Story
"I was issued a long shackled Master Lock at the Coast
Guard boot camp on Jan. 12, 1960 which was used for my seabag. I remained in the Coast Guard until Feb. 1980. The lock traveled all over the world with me and it is still being used on barn doors today."
— Jay @ Delmont, NJ Full Story
"I arrived at work Friday morning to see where a vehicle had demolished our front gate. The only thing holding our gate together was our Master Lock # 5."
— Butch @ Waco, TX Full Story
"...as I write this,I have that lock sitting on my desk with part of the shipping container door still attached to it!!!
It was so hard to open the lock that they cut the container open around it. I'm upset that I was burglarized, but smiling at the same time as I picture these fools beating on this lock till blue in the face only to have to start over with plan B. I would have paid to watch them in the middle of the California desert (115 degree heat) beating on that lock!
Thanks for letting me share my story."
— JAMES @ glendale, CA Full Story
"I have a Master padlock that my Grandfather gave me. He told me a story about how during the Depression his father went out and bought this lock to stop a thief from stealing gas from his garage. If you ask me a lock that still works after being used for about 70 years is one lock that is Tough Under Fire!"
— Michael @ Erie, PA Full Story
"The Master Lock with hardened shackle is the boss in my book of the Worlds Best. Just recently someone had tried to break into my work shed and they unsuccessfully used bolt cutters to cut the Master Lock. I use the 4 pack for the convenience of one key and this lock saved me THOUSANDS OF $$ in losses. Thank You Master Lock, for making me safe."
— ERIK @ BINGHAMTON, NY Full Story
"I have 7 Master Locks all 175DLH on the gates to our property. 2 failed and your company is extending the lifetime warranty to me. THANK YOU!!!"
— Edward @ Gilroy, CA Full Story
"There was a major break in at my Storage unit location...30 Storage units were broken into when the locks on the units were cut with a bolt cutter."
— Gary @ Marietta, GA Full Story