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Anyone any idea how to get a padlock off when you don't have the key?

(11 Posts)
AndShesGone Mon 13-Feb-17 14:53:43

Dh has already tried hammering it against a wood chisel and broke the chisel.

It's our new gate and I think the previous owner probably lost the keys years ago

It's a good padlock and by that I mean it's folded back across the screws so you can't unscrew the plate it's on.

Any ideas ??? confusedconfusedconfused

Spudlet Mon 13-Feb-17 14:54:43

Bolt cutters or a locksmith?

AndShesGone Mon 13-Feb-17 14:56:58

I suspect a locksmith would be really expensive

Maybe bolt cutters? It's about half an inch thick steel the half moon bit of the padlock -

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 13-Feb-17 14:59:35

Can you drill through the lock? (is this what lock smiths do? They drill things on the bailiff type programmes)

TropicPlunder Mon 13-Feb-17 15:01:16

Bolt cutters or a metal saw

wishparry Mon 13-Feb-17 15:01:37

An angle grinder should do it.something a relative may have in a shed or garage?

CelineW Mon 13-Feb-17 15:05:03

A metal saw will do. It may take time but it's free.

AndShesGone Mon 13-Feb-17 15:06:56

Dh is off to the diy store to buy a bolt cutter or a saw

I'm sure an angle grinder would be best but we will never use it again grin

engineersthumb Tue 14-Feb-17 07:57:54

Hacksaw through the hasp hoop. Typically it's much easier than cutting the lock and is cheap / easy to replace.

CalineF Tue 14-Feb-17 08:24:36

Is the new gate finally realised from it's padlock?

AndShesGone Tue 14-Feb-17 10:57:43

It is ! My macho Tarzany bloke hack sawed it off in the freezing cold grin

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