Uploaded photos of Treadlock safe repair

The S&G combo lock on my old Treadlock safe (cheap gun safe) was
getting flaky. I had a locksmith out to fix it, but he declined,
saying Tread had modified the S&G bolt by drilling and attaching the
bolt operating mechanism, and any replacement lock would likely wear
out as well.
I didn't feel like buying a new safe, so I made an operating bolt and
installed, plus a new electronic lock. Took several hours one day to
fab, part of another to assemble and test. I bought the lock and the
handle. The rest was on hand.
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parts
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unlock position
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lock position
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clamped to door through
operating shaft tube
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welded, assembled, and
greased
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closeup of attachment to
original lock mechanism
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electronic lock installed
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operating handle and keypad
Pete Keillor
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Pete Keillor
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Gee, I didn't know that Shits & Grins made locks!
I had a locksmith out to fix it, but he declined,
Nice. Noting the gauge difference between the handle slide-bolt and the door lock levers is, um, rather interesting. You won't be breaking the handle any time soon, will you?
So, what do you do when (not if) the battery dies and it forgets your combination? That has always concerned me regarding electronic locks, though some have key backups. (Which makes them easier to pick.) :/
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Larry Jaques
These are *not* the original Abloy cylinders with the disks. See .
These are almost impossible to pick.
The Abus lock appear to have standard (albeit well made) traditional Yale cylinders., despite the talk of disks. Disk cylinder locks are usually easy to pick. Abloy padlocks are the execption.
For most applications, a padlock requires physical strength more than pick resistance for security. Abus does have physical strength, but not as much as an "American" brand "hockey-puck" padlock. You've seen these on many a vending machine.
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Joe Gwinn
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Joe Gwinn
The batteries are changed from the outside, the combination is retained. And you need to know the combination to change it. This safe is more to keep kids out (other people's) than deter a determined thief. It's not that heavy of a safe, which you observed with the lock mechanism. As a matter of fact, the imminent arrival of a niece with her three kids was the reason I finally fixed the thing.
Pete
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Pete Keillor
Ahh. That's a very different lock than shown by the original URL: .
No, I haven't. The photos would be interesting.
Joe Gwinn
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Joe Gwinn
And the 16ga thick door, like my Sentry. ;)
That's a very good reason.
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Larry Jaques
Most padlocks are useless, ever watch "Storage Wars" cordless grinder and a few seconds, maybe a minute to get through a disk style lock.
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