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  1. #1
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    Default A Better Puck Lock

    Here's a link to a better puck lock bracket.
    http://www.slicklocks.com/how.aspx?id=1
    http://www.industrialladder.com/prod...productID=8130

    I got broken into a year ago in my driveway overnight. They only got a couple of drivers and my Makita 7 1/4 but I had been meaning to add security but didn't get around to it. I live in a pretty good neighborhood.

    I have the old style puck brackets and locks I got from Amazon. I added screens too.

    If you have a van don't wait like I did.
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    Steve

    "Get three coffins ready" - A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    http://youtu.be/KZ_7br_3y54

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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    another pic
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    Steve

    "Get three coffins ready" - A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    http://youtu.be/KZ_7br_3y54

  3. #3
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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    Why did you go with the traditional bracket rather than the Slicklock bracket?

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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    I dont think it was avail a year ago.
    Steve

    "Get three coffins ready" - A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    http://youtu.be/KZ_7br_3y54

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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    That slicklock site isn't a very good website is it?...

    Anybody buying the Master lock brand puck locks at Home Depot or Lowes - stay away from the new gray-painted models with the sliding black plastic lock covers. The covers are useless and the painted lock bodies will start rusting away within a year. In comparison, the older chrome versions that I have are still in great shape 3-4 years later.

    Like that lock guard though - that's gonna save my butt in the winter...

    JT
    Julian Tracy
    Tracy Renovation By Design, Inc.
    www.RenovationByDesignInc.com

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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    Got a couple of these from Reda. Haven't used them yet. Doesn't get too bad down here. You say your locks freeze up in winter ?
    http://www.redalockguard.com/

    Got the original Master puck locks from Amazon. One mechanically froze up in a couple of months. Fortunately it was off the truck. Master lock replaced it nqa. They say keep them lubed up with WD 40.
    Steve

    "Get three coffins ready" - A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    http://youtu.be/KZ_7br_3y54

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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    Mine have been known to freeze up during the winter.

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    Default Re: A Better Puck Lock

    Old thread, new info.

    I have used puck-locks on my van for many years. I coated the edge of the hasps with liquid rubber to help from damaging vehicles next to me, myself & others when moving close to the vehicle, but that didn't work so well since it wasn't durable. I recently got a new van & set up the puck locks. I searched the internet for solutions but found nothing. I tried applying bumpers on the edge but that didn't work or look good so I ordered Reda with hopes of figuring out a solution.

    I live in a warm climate & don't really need the weather protection Reda provides but was hoping to figure out a way to use them for bump protection somehow by either removing the magnets from one side so that when I open a door it will stay on the door portion or cutting it in half so it will stay on both portions separately.

    I cant believe no one has figured out a solution & sold it. I even contacted Master Lock & they have no suggestions. I & others have gouged our midsections front & back on them in tight parking spots & I have damaged a few vehicles next to me. Its also a hassle getting in & out always watching to see if the hasp is going to hit the adjacent vehicle.

    I had emailed Reda & included the above info & he notified me that there is a design change. The new REDA Lock Guards are completely re-designed, are 100% rubber and there are NO magnets. They are friction fit to the hasp.

    Any ideas how I might use them as bump protection?

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