You may have used padlocks for various purposes, but have you ever wondered what the hole in the bottom of the padlock is for? You might miss things like that, but you'd be surprised at how convenient this little lock is.
This is a question that many padlock owners often ask themselves and most of the time they have no answer. To find out why it is best to know how locks work.
A padlock is basically a locking mechanism that secures an object or door using a metal bracket that fits into a hole in the object or door. Since the bracket is inserted into the hole, it cannot be opened without a padlock key.
There are several reasons why most padlocks have holes in the bottom. However, you can find this small hole on the other side of some padlocks. There are different padlocks with holes in different positions.
The hole in the bottom of the padlock isn't just for decoration. If you've ever wondered what it's for, it's there to act as a drain. This will prevent water from entering your padlock if you remove the padlock on a wet day.
In conclusion, the tiny holes you see under the padlock on the outside can destroy the inside of the padlock. This is especially important for locks used in different environments and climates.
Not only can you use this hole to lubricate the lock, but if the lock is used outdoors, rainwater, etc., can drain from the lock as well.
This will prevent rust and protect the lock from jamming at lower temperatures or freezing the water inside.
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