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(1198) PacLock’s “Block Lock” V2 in 12 DAYS!

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  1. Nice changes. The Pac-Lock folks really want to built a great lock. I only have experience with the Disk locks they make. Very nice indeed. Very hard to pick and hold up well outside. They have fast response customer service and are quite helpful. I hope they continue to succeed and make lots of money.

  2. First off, credit where credit is due. Paclock is to be commended first for even soliciting feedback on the product, next for their responsiveness.
    Aluminum is often used in prototyping, for exactly the reasons manufacturers avoid it in final production. My first thought was that Paclock’s intent was just that, getting dimensions, layout, etc down before investment casting, machining, whatever. Now it appears that they’re going to run with the aluminum.
    Not necessarily as bad a choice as some may think. Physical attacks with power tools are not limited to the lock. An edge grinder taken to the hinges is quicker, smarter work than taking on a lock hardened against attack. Have a look at the destructive entry techniques of a fire or police dept…

  3. The narrow side of the lock body can still be sawed through in no time.
    Perhaps aluminum is not your best bet.

  4. Fantastic, great review. And I am so proud of Pac-lock for actually listening. Now that is a company of the people. I did see you first review and I was not very impressed by the lock other than it looked intimidating. which would work until the bad guys realize its all show. This V-2 will send the message. Thanks again

  5. Wow, great response by Pacific Lock. Super quick modifications, they obviously take customer feedback very seriously. I cannot think of any suggestions now. Good job to both of you.😉🍺✌

  6. I'm not sure if you caught my comment on the last video, but I noticed an obvious weakness in the lock body, that is to say I believe a vertical cut down the centre of the locking block section on it's end, would allow one to quite easily pry the soft body apart, effectively separating the two fixed steel pins that retain the locking bar. I also noticed that the tongues on the locking bar were not very large, so creating a gap in the lock body should separate the pins enough to open the lock. Using very tough bolts to anchor the lock would help prevent splitting the end, but an angle grinder is an unforgiving tool! The lock would be made allot more secure if Pacific also locked the core in place and didn't rely upon two roll pins alone to hold the bolt in place.

  7. Good job, Paclock nice to see user feedback being listed to all ways a good thing for a company to do!!

    One thing that can be added is a strong spring (ps dont know how it feels now) to minimize pickgun attacks. Especially if its geared towards industrial complex locking, cause thy usually have night gards that comes every few hours to check on the buildings and if it takes longer for the thieves to pick or hacksaw through. it’s more likely they get caught by the guards. 🙂

  8. Updates like this won't mean very much to the average consumer, they'll pick it up and won't necessarily think about these things. But over time, their inclusion will result in a better lock, more satisfied customers, and more sales.

    Spend the effort now to save it later 🙂 Good company.

  9. These people are fast! Unfortunately moving the locking mechanism has a drawback: now the piece holding the end of the locking bar is more exposed and can be cut (the part perpendicular to the bar). Of course it's not as easy as before because you probably have to cut twice to remove some metal to be able to rotate it. But with an oscillations tool it's a question of seconds. Aluminum is quite weak. https://www.bosch-do-it.com/gb/en/diy/tools/universalmulti-12-3165140843911-199886.jsp

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