3 thoughts on “Wordlock CL-422-BK 4-Dial Cable Combination Lock, Black, 6-Feet

  1. 108 of 110 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    too easy to crack the code, August 28, 2012
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    I bought this product as a supplementary bike lock to be used with my kryptonite U-lock. All cheap cable locks like this one are easy to cut so that isn’t my concern. My concern is that the locking mechanism makes a unique and audible clicking sound when passing over the the correct letters. All you have to do is pull out on the lock a bit and the lock seems to make this clicking sound as you pass onto or pass off of the correct letter. Anybody with a clue about how to crack this kind of lock could probably do it in under a minute. So for the price it provides some visual deterrent to thieves but no actual protection against anyone who knows what they’re doing even if they don’t have cutters.

    On a side note, 6 feet isn’t quite long enough to go through my front tire, seat, and around the bike rack comfortably.

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  2. 21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very easy to use, July 31, 2012
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    E. Bockelman (Orlando, FL USA) –

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    This lock has been great. It’s very easy to spin the letters around, they show up easily (as white on black background), and the cable is a good thickness (not to thick so as to become unwieldy, but not thin enough to easy cut).

    Setting the word to use is a snap as well. You open the lock, spin a disk around on the inside, set your word, and then spin it back. Done!

    The only complaint (and this is a minor one) is that you might need to think of a few words and try each of them out, as the positions on the letter wheel don’t have all 26 letters. Therefore, not every word you can think of can be set on the lock.

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  3. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Gone in 60 Seconds!, July 25, 2013
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    R. Forsman (Provo, UT) –
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    The lock was picked in less than 2 hours since implementation. The bike was missing thereafter (duh). These are not locks, these are “TAKE ME HOME WITH YOU, PLEASE?” signs.

    The PROS:
    – Fresh new idea to the average combo lock with numbers
    – Made of quality materials
    – Looks aggressive and secure

    The CONS:
    – Easily cracked
    – Gone in 60 seconds

    So these locks are cracked by pulling firmly on both ends while turning the letters. When you arrive at the correct letter the lock with click or pause. The thief followed this step until the lock was picked. I tested this theory on my GF and she hacked my code in less than “60 Seconds.” Needless to say that these are not very secure.

    Props to the design crew though, because they sure look nice, particularly hanging on the bike lock rack.

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