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USA Padlocks | EVERYTHING You Would Ever Want In a M1 or AM3 Padlock!

USA Padlocks | EVERYTHING You Would Ever Want In a M1 or AM3 Padlock!

Take a look at the brand-new Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks that come in two different sizes, the 9AR model and the 10AR model. These two are rekeyable padlocks. You can buy them with either the M1 key or the AM3 key. The AM3 key comes with an AM7 key, the more extended version of the AM3, so if you wanted to pin it up to an AM3 key, you would need to take out a top pin and a spring.  The same with the M1 keyway comes with an M10 key, the more extended version, so if you wanted to pin it up to an actual M1 key, you would need to pop out a top pin and a spring once again.

Aside from, there are different shackle sizes available, and to top it up, these are made in the USA with global components. They are picked and bump resistant, have security pins, and bypass and shim proof, so they're essentially everything you would ever want in a padlock.

The 9AR model is about an inch and a half wide or about 38 millimeters.

 Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

And the 10AR is an inch and three-quarter wide, about 44 - 45 millimeters.

 Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

HOW TO TAKE THEM APART TO REKEY THEM

If you're familiar with rekeyable padlocks, this is going to be a breeze. If not, watch this, and it'll be a breeze by the time we're done here. We will be using the 10AR with the M1 keyway and M10 key as an example. The first thing you need to do is to pop it open like that, then set aside the key.

 How to take apart Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

Pull out the Allen screw using an Allen wrench 760 force. Stick it in and unthread it.

 How to take apart Lock Voy padlocks

Remember that while unscrewing it, hold the back, so it doesn't fall because this is what's holding it in.

 taking apart lockvoy padlocks

Once done, set aside the screw and the other pieces inside until you have the cylinder.

 Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

To rekey it, insert the key and turn it up straight like this. You'll notice this window here where you can take out the pins and rekey them. The best part is you can test it too, which is nice because you can move it back and forth. It's almost like a little plug holder as well.

It's going to pin up to standard master padlock pins, so whatever pinning kit you have for master padlocks, you can pin them up. Same with the American keyway, it's going to pin up to standard American lock pins. And when you have that pinned up, all you must do is use your follower, take off this clip and rekey it that way. But truthfully, having that window there is super handy, and you can get it done quickly.

 Lock Voy freedom series padlock cylinder

Once you have that done and you have it complete, all you have to do is put it back together. There are no extra minor parts or pieces. Take the cylinder, put it back in, let it fall into place with a little bit of an angle.

 put it back together - Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

Then the cover piece, pop it on like that, and the screw-like holder.

 Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

 assembling Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

Hold it with your finger and flip it up. Drop the Allen screw back in and tighten it down.

 Lock Voy freedom series line of padlocks

When you're rekeying these padlocks, a good practice is to make sure you put the key in and turn it. Make sure it turns because for some reason if there's a problem, you want to catch it here before we close and try it. That's how simple they are to rekey.

 Lock Voy padlocks

HOW TO CHANGE THE SHACKLE

Both the 9AR and the 10AR have 2", 3", and 5" available shackles. The shackles that come standard on here are about an inch and three-sixteenths clearance. If that's not long enough for you, you can get the 2", 3", and 5" separately. I'll put a link in the notes below to those sizes.

 How to change shackle on the Lock Voy padlocks

Let's change the shackle size on the 9AR as an example. The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the shackle or the lock opens just like that. Once open, take the key out and set it aside.

Lock Voy padlocks - change the shackle

The Lock Voy logo is the front, and you're going to see an Allen screw on the back. So what we're going to do is to take your Allen wrench, put it in there, loosen it up, and we're going to want to pull it out.

 Lock Voy padlocks

This is what it looks like, just a tiny bolt. Set it aside.

 Lock Voy padlocks

We can now pull the shackle up, just like that.

 Lock Voy padlocks

I'll be changing the shackle to a two-inch long.  And to change it, start by inserting the key and turn it. Then we can put it in the shackle and pull out the key.

 Lock Voy padlocks

Take the bolt, push it down a little, and make sure to have the proper clearance. Once we have, start screwing it back in.

 replacing the shackle on the Lock Voy padlocks

So with that tightened, we'll close it and try it out. It's that simple to change the shackle. I love that part. I mean, a lot of times, sometimes it can be just a royal pain to change the shackle, but having the Allen screw on the back sure does make it handy.

 Lock Voy padlocks

You might be wondering, something that might be going through your mind is, 'Hey, well, can't you take this out while it's locked and open it?' The answer to that is No. Because when you have, it locked up, you can unscrew and pull it out, but you will not be able to pull and change the shackle. It's not going to happen.

 Lock Voy padlocks

And that's the brand-new freedom series rekeyable padlocks by Lock Voy, available in the M1 and AM3 keyway. I would love to know your thoughts and opinions on these padlocks. Please put them in the comments below. Thank you, and we'll see you next time!

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