TheLockPeople Gifting Guide


In the spirit of the holidays, the little elves over at wanted to let you guys know our suggestions for preventing theft and promoting a safe holiday season!



The 90DSPT& 94DSPT trigger locks are perfect for anybody interested firearms – they fit most handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Special rubber padding protects the guns finish from marring or scratching. These work great as a stocking stuffer, or combined with a new firearm to ensure a peace of mind!


140d-1502The 140D & 1502 locks are perfect for anybody in your life who’s into fitness. Throw one of these locks in with a new gym bag, water bottle, and workout supplement to make the perfect budget friendly gift.


Both of the 4400D & 4401DLH Bluetooth® padlocks are a great gift for teenagers! A great way to lock up school lockers or personal items at home. Giving the gift of safety without the hassle of keys or combinations ensures a win for both the gift giver and receiver.



The 5408D & 5408DCAMO portable mini safes are great for anybody who frequently spends time outdoors! Store small items such as keys, money, or notes in this mini safe. Lanyard attaches to backpacking equipment, outdoor objects, and more. Throw this in with any camping equipment or as a stocking stuffer for a gift any man is sure to love!



The 8413CBL12 is a great lock to ensure that your classic holiday gift of new wheels is safe away from home! Python Cable locks go above and beyond the standard bike lock because they have an adjustable cable perfect for any application, as well coil up neatly for traveling convenience. Boys and girls of all ages would love having this to keep their new bike safe!



1TRLIJ laminated steel padlocks are a must around most any household. Perfect for securing gates, sheds, garages, and tool boxes. This pack contains 3 locks with a elongated shackles, all keyed the same for convenience. A great gift alone or paired with new tools!

All locks featured on this blog post are available at with FREE shipping! Most items in stock while supplies last.

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How to Reset Master Lock No. 175 and 176

How do I set or reset a Master Lock “Set-Your-Own” Combination?

What are “Set-Your-Own” combination locks?

Combination locks use rotary dials to unlock when in a specified sequence. With “Set-Your-Own” combination locks the user is able to define their own combination when the lock is open. This eliminates the common problem of lost keys. Common “Set-Your-Own” combination locks are the Master Lock 175 and 176.

Master Lock 175 and 176

The Master Lock 175 and 176 are brass combination locks. Brass locks are a common choice for areas that have harsh weather or during the rainier seasons because it is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc; which makes these locks very durable. Brass locks are one of the most economic choices for your security needs, and due to the alloy’s durability brass padlocks are ideal for caustic, marine environments.

The Master Lock 175 and 176 are nearly identical. The main benefit from purchasing a 176 is that it has a control key override just in case you don’t have the combination.


Resetting Master Lock No. 175 and 176

To reset the 175 and 176 you will go through the same process using the K175 reset tool.



1. Open the lock with the factory set (0-0-0-0) or the previously set combination. The lock must be set to the current combination, or you cannot reset it.



2. Insert reset tool (enclosed in package) in the hole on side of lock. Push reset tool in and turn 90 degrees (in either direction). Reset tool automatically stays in this position.




3. With the change tool still in the lock, set wheels to your desired combination.




4. Turn the reset tool back 90 degrees and remove. The Lock is now set to your new combination.




Now your lock should open when you put in your new combination.

Make sure to save your unique combination at or download the app to ensure you never lose your combinations again.

You can find the Master Lock Padlocks shown in this video here:




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What are Keyed Alike Padlocks?

Do you have more than one lock and don’t like carrying around a bunch of keys? Then you need a keyed alike system from

What does Keyed Alike mean?

Keyed alike is when one key can open many locks, providing the user with one-key convenience. offers many lock models keyed alike. You can create a keyed alike system with the same lock model or different padlocks that are used for many different applications. For example, these four very different locks can be unlocked by the same key.



Keyed Alike systems are perfect for industrial applications where the employee needs to access several padlocks. If you want to have the convenience of having one key, but don’t want to give your employees access to all the locks you can look into a more complex system, like a Master Keyed system. A Master Keyed system is like a Keyed Alike system, but you can create groups of locks that don’t share the same key. However, the Master Key can open all padlocks within the system.

If you already have a Keyed Alike system and would like to add more locks, you will need your key number, which you can find on the back of your key.


For some padlocks, you may find your key number on the padlock’s packaging.


Once you have your key number you can go to, and enter your key number where it asks if you have an existing key number.


Or if you would like some assistance creating your keyed alike set or you would like assistance with a more complicated system like a Master Keyed System, you can call Customer Service Number 1-800-778-2217.

To keep track of your key number for future reference or for Replacement Keys enter it in at or download the Master Lock Vault app, which is available in the Google Play Store or the App Store.

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Master Lock® Lost Keys and Key Replacements


A common question we get at is, “I lost my keys, can you send me a new set?”


Step 1: Find Your Key Number

It is only possible to obtain a replacement key from Master Lock® if you have the key number.

Your key number can be found on the back of your key or on the original packaging.

For example, this key number is 3900. If your key is blank it is possible that it is a duplicate key, which only a locksmith will be able to help you copy.

master lock cut key


Step 2: Call

Once you have your key number, you can call’s customer care at 1-800-778-2217.

Or if you know your key model, you can visit and purchase the correct cut key.

If you do not have the key number, it is possible to get an impression of your lock by a locksmith or a local hardware store. Please note that not all locksmiths will offer this service, and if they do, they will charge you a fee.

For your security, there is no such thing as a “Master Key” that opens all Master Locks.

1525 Replacement Control Key

1500 series + control key

For Schools and institutions that purchased Master Lock No. 1525 locks may order key replacements. However, they need to confirm their end user information before purchasing more keys. This may require sending a handwritten or faxed request for the keys on the school’s letterhead or sending an official PO. Please call’s customer care at 1-800-778-221 for assistance with this process.

Lockout Tagout Keys

safety lockout

OSHA has strict policies that select Safety Lockout products are “one lock, one key”.

For the employee’s safety, select Master Lock® safety lockout products will require you to fill a request form before you can receive your replacement key. Once the request form is received, there will be a 10-15 business day lead time.

Master Lock Products that require a request form include:


  • 406KAS    
  • 406AST
  • S31    
  • S31KAS    
  • S32    
  • S33KAS    
  • S33


The Lock People Google+ Custom Padlock Engraving offers custom lock engraving for several Master and American padlock models. Whether it is for a business, a school, or just personal, there are many different benefits engraving provides. Padlock engraving

Several companies have found it beneficial to custom engrave their lockout/tagout devices for identifying purposes. For example, some companies imprint an employee’s name into the lock to indicate who is servicing the machine. Alternatively, some companies create a code to correlate the lock to the corresponding key. Both options gives the supervisors the ability to identify the right person or key to unlock the padlock.

The 1525 and 1502 Locker Locks have room on the dials’ faces for customization.

1500 series engraving


Schools can show their school spirit by adding their school acronym or emblem. Businesses can also utilize this space for their logo. For extra customization, the dials are offered in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Red


To order custom engraved locks please call Customer Service at +18007782217. Our office is open 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Pacific Time.


Below is a complete list of all of the padlocks available for engraving.


American Locks that can be engraved:


A10, A20, A1205, A5400, A5560 Series Padlocks

A30, A40, ASL40, S1105/A1105, A5530 Series Padlocks

A1305, A5460, A5570 Series Padlocks

A1405, A3560, A3600 Series Padlocks

A3570, A3700, A3900 Series Solid Brass Padlocks

A1305COV, A5260COV, A5460COV, A5570COV Series Weatherbuilt™ 2in Padlocks

A10COV, A20COV, A1205COV, A5200COV, A5400COV, A5560COV Series Weatherbuilt™ 1-3/4in Padlocks

A3260COV and A3570COV Series Weatherbuilt™ Padlocks

A3200COV and A3560COV Series Weatherbuilt™ Padlocks

S1100/A1100 Series Aluminum Padlocks

A1205 Series Solid Aluminum Padlocks

AL50 Blade Tumbler Series Padlocks


Master Locks that can be engraved:


S6835/6835 Aluminum Padlocks

175 & 975 Series Resettable Combination Padlock

Pro Series® Resettable Combination Locks

Pro Series® Solid Brass Padlocks

411 Zenex™ Thermoplastic Safety Lockout Padlocks

406 & 410 Zenex™ Thermoplastic Safety Lockout Padlocks

Pro Series® Weather Tough®/ Iron Shroud Padlocks
S31, S33 Safety Lockout Padlocks

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Do You Still Need to Order Locker Locks?

Schools, Institutions and Government Agency Locker Locks - has everyday low prices on all Master Lock Locker Locks: Standard Dial Combination Padlocks, Built-In Locker Locks and ADA Compliant Locker Locks. The Schools / Institutions Page includes resources for Standard Dial Combination Padlocks, Built-In Combination Padlocks, Control Keys for Locker Locks, Ordering with a PO, Chart Requirements and Tax Exemption.  Best of all, Schools, Institutions and Government Agencies can take advantage of ordering locker locks by Purchase Order from with no credit application needed.

The Master Lock No. 1502 and Master Lock No. 1525 Order Form is still part of a direct mail campaign that The Lock People® have used for many years. offers an online version of this form for ordering Master Lock Model No. 1502 and Master Lock Model No. 1525. This dynamic order form allows you to select your Master Lock Model Number, color dial option, portable padlock bumpers to prevent locks from scratching lockers, and for the No. 1525, you can match your existing key number and order extra control keys for your locker lock system. This Locker Lock Order Form is also available to print and pass on to your Schools Purchaser who can submit the form with a PO Number by Fax to The Lock People® at 619.444.5677. also has a Lock Chart Request Form for Combination Charts to facilitate locker lock system administration. Please note, all combination requests must be submitted in writing. Please print, fill out and sign the printable request form and fax or mail back with your signature on a copy of your school or company letter head.

The Lock People® at offer a Lowest Price Guarantee on all Master Lock No. 1502 and Master Lock No. 1525 padlocks and will match any verifiable lower price quote. Schools and Educational Institutions in the contiguous 48 United States receive Free Shipping, and all schools receive two free K1525 Control Keys with their order of Master Lock No. 1525 Padlocks.

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Stop Lost Locks

The Sav-Lok® is a unique solution to a common problem. It is easy to misplace your padlock when it is unlocked, the Sav-Lok® solves this problem by keeping your lock attached to whatever surface you choose to mount the anchor loop to.

Sav-Lok® in use

The Sav-Lok® is not just limited to wooden gates. Common applications include:

  • Trailers
  • Vending Machines
  • Business Gates
  • Dock Storage Lockers
  • Waste Receptacles


The Sav-Lok® is an easy to assemble permanent padlock-chain assembly that keeps the lock where you want it, when you want it. The best part is that there is no welding required! All you need is to follow these three simple steps to install your Sav-Lok®.


Hodge Products Inc. wants to promote good customer service by offering their customers a way to get the most use out of their padlocks. When purchasing your locks be sure to visit or call our customer service number at 1-800-778-2217 to find the Sav-Lok® that matches your padlock.


Sav-Lok® is available in various sizes To Fit Any Lock™ including: