My buddy bought a combination padlock at a garage sale. It was made by Master Lock, and was the model with the stainless-steel case with a black dial and white numbers ranging from 0 to 39. The shackle was locked; the three-number combination was long gone.
But it costs almost nothing, and provided him with the amusement of watching YouTube videos showing how a combination lock can be opened by just feeling how numbers felt when they were rubbed by the turning dial. That was the concept, anyway.
Unsuccessful, he passed it on to me to see what I could do. I fiddled with it a bit, and decided there must be an easier way to get the combination.
As it turns out, there is. The Master Lock website (www.masterlock.com) has a home page with tabs at the top — one of which is marked “Personal.” Click on it, and another page comes up with a box labeled “Lost Combinations.”
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The first alternative for combination recovery was to go to a Master Lock retailer. Take the lock. It must not be attached to anything. There should be a clerk who is the Master Lock agent with