All padlocks need a little care sometimes. Padlocks are cleverly designed, but really very logical and only mechanical. They need maintanence from time to time where they should be dried clean and greased / oiled. Use grease at the shackle holes. If you have a disc cylinder in the lock, use a drop of oil to lubricate the cylinder. You can also send the padlock to us or to a locksmith for service. Avoid de-icers, 5-56 and similar lubricants as they can dissolve the grease.
If it is ANCHORS disc cylinder, use 1-2 drops of oil once a year depending on how much the lock is used and where it is located. If it is a cylinder of another type, eg an oval cylinder, the manufacturer usually has its own instructions for lubrication. If a locking spray is recommended, remember to spray carefully so that the locking spray does not enter the locking mechanism of the padlock and dissolve the grease. You might think that all sprays work well, but some can even destroy more than they do good.
This can happen, and especially in fast weather changes wet / cold. What the lock really signals is that it needs to be dried, cleaned and greased properly. Never heat the lock with a fire or mini gas burner or the like. It certainly thaws and opens the lock, but burns off the grease and dries out the lock incorrectly. It is guaranteed to freeze again quickly. Instead, warm the padlock with your hands, thread a mitten over the lock and squeeze it a little. If you have access to hot water and a bag, you can make a water bubble and press it against the lock.
No, the padlock is delivered without a cylinder. When you buy the padlock from, for example, a locksmith, you can choose which cylinder to be assembled. You may want the same key on the padlock as for your house or apartment. The same goes for Snowman and Europrofile cylinder.
Oval cylinder refers to the Scandinavian standard oval cylinder, which is the type of cylinder that is most common in Scandinavia. Snowman, which with a little imagination has the shape of a snowman, is only used for certain padlocks and is an old standard that is gradually being phased out towards oval cylinders. The Europrofile cylinder is unusual in Scandinavia, but all the more common in the rest of Europe. You will find pictures of these cylinders under the respective padlocks.
Normally, 2 keys always come with each padlock. This also applies when the locks are sold keyed alike. Occasional exceptions may occur when supplementary orders are made for padlocks in parts or in special projects.
In the first instance, you turn to a locksmith. See more information under the tab "Find retailers" on our website.
Contact us and we will help you.
In the first instance, you turn to your local locksmith. If you do not find what you are looking for, you are always welcome to contact us and we will guide you.
We sell padlocks in all padlock grades, from grade 2 to grade 6, where grade 6 is the highest security grade. If you want to know more about classification, read more on the page Grade guide.
Class is what is used in Scandinavia and is governed by the Swedish padlock standard SSF 014. Grade is the European standard governed by the standard EN 12320. The Swedish standard has a number of additional requirements compared to the European. A padlock in class 3 corresponds to a padlock in Grade 4, but has also met the tougher Swedish additional requirements.
You will find the product certificates under each product. All our approved padlocks are tested at RISE, previously called the Swedish Testing Institute, and certified by SBSC, Swedish Fire and Safety Certification.
WP stands for Weather Protected and means that the padlock has seals in both shackle holes and also around the actuator inside the padlock. Some of these padlocks also have a tight-fitting rubber cover or rubber knob to further protect the cylinder.
Absolutely! This is one of our great strengths. Since we develop and manufacture the locks ourselves in our factory in Eskilstuna, our padlocks are available in a lot of variants. For example, it is possible to get all our padlocks in grade 4-6 with a detachable shackle.
We have padlocks adapted for most electronic cylinders on the market. The padlocks we designate with XL are a little longer in the lock housing and then hold a slightly longer electronic cylinder. Is the electronic cylinder of standard length it is possible to use our standard padlocks for oval cylinders. However, the padlock may need to be adjusted to the cylinder you have to function properly. Contact us and we will help you.
Padlocks in systems can be very practical. Example: All students at the school have padlocks for their lockers. The student has his own unique key and of course only enters his own locker, but if the accident occurs and the student forgets or loses the key, then for example the school caretaker can open with the help of a master key that fits in all padlocks. In addition, the system is registered, so if the key is now gone, the person who ordered the system can order a new key for the padlock.
Yes! This is a very good and important question. We sell padlock chains that you attach to the shackle on the lock with one end and in the gate or wall at the other. Available for all our shackle dimensions. Also available in retrofittable design. Very useful when there are many users of the padlock and also if you have a padlock with electronic cylinder which you do not want to risk to drop on the ground.
We then want you to be able to service our products and actively sell Swedish quality padlocks. Contact us and we will tell you more.
We are happy to help you with bespoke padlocks. Contact Tomas Eriksson CEO or Robert Fredriksson CTO for more information.
Yes! Since we buy our material in Sweden and develop and manufacture the padlocks ourselves in our factory in Eskilstuna, we can be very flexible in our production. Contact Tomas Eriksson CEO or Robert Fredriksson CTO for more information.
No, even though our combination lock is well-built and has a stainless steel shackle, this type of construction cannot be approved in any grade according to current regulations. This applies to all combination padlocks of this type, small and large.
No. ANCHOR has a long history and the first door closer came as early as the early 1920s, but since 1980 we have only been producing and developing locks & fittings.
No, the last spare parts we had ran out as early as the 1990s, but can still be found at well-stocked locksmiths or hardware stores.