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The most common lock types are bolt-on or detachable locks, and each has its pros and cons.
But the one lock that is most commonly sold for the bike lock market is the lock that you’re most likely to buy, said Paul Hockett, president of LockMaster, a San Francisco locksmith that sells thousands of bike lock locks a year.
“The lock that’s used the most for lock pickers is the locking mechanism that’s made of metal, and that is the most common,” Hocketts said.
“Most people look at that as the lock with the strongest locking mechanism, because the lock’s designed to withstand the harshest of impacts.”
LockMaster sells a wide variety of lock types, including bolt-ons and detachable models.
It also sells a variety of locks for use with locksmith tools, including some with an integrated lock mechanism that can be activated remotely.
LockMaster uses its proprietary technology to manufacture the lock.
The company is not a lock manufacturer, and LockMaster’s manufacturing process is different than that of a traditional lock manufacturer.
The process starts with a quality control test of the lock to ensure that the lock is properly constructed, and then the manufacturer applies a proprietary coating to the lock in order to help resist corrosion.
Lockmaster is the only locksmith in the United States that can offer lock pick equipment, which can include the most popular brand of bolt-locks, such as Knopp’s.
For more information about locking, read LockMaster.com’s article on the lock industry.
Hocketts, a retired lock picker and lock expert, said he thinks the best lock you’ll buy for your lock pick is the one that’s most durable and is easy to use.
“I’ve used many lock pick and key-less entry products, and I’m very happy with all of them,” he said.
“If you’re looking for a great quality lock, I’d say that it’s the lock you should go with.”
If you have questions about locks, or just need a lock pick, contact LockMaster customer service at (888) 935-3489.