All new 8077 locks are shipped from the factory set to a single combination number of 25. A new combination should be set before the lock is used. Before attempting to operate the lock, study the illustrations and familiarize yourself with the names of the various parts of the padlock. Before attempting to change the combination, you should be thoroughly familiar with the opening procedure.

When opening the lock or changing the combination, care should be taken to very precisely align the numbers of the combination and the index. Failure to do this could cause difficulties in opening the lock.

 

OPENING PROCEDURE

If the lock is set to the factory shipping combination, use this procedure:

A. If the lock is new and is just being put into service, its combination is set to the single number 25.
B. Turn the dial counterclockwise four complete revolutions. On the fourth revolution, align the number 25 on the dial with the padlock’s opening index.
C. Turn the dial clockwise to align zero with the padlock’s opening index.
D. Pull sharply on the shackle to open the lock.

Note: If the lock fails to open, dial ½ number lower or higher to compensate for possible variation of the factory setting. For instance, you should try dialing to 24½ or 25½.

If the lock is set to a true, three number combination, use this procedure:

A. Turn the dial left (counterclockwise) until the first number of the combination aligns with the opening index the fourth time.
B. Turn the dial right (clockwise) until the second number of the combination aligns with the opening index the third time.
C. Turn the dial left until the third number of the combination aligns with the opening index the second time.
D. Turn the dial right until zero is aligned with the opening index the first time.
E. Pull sharply on the shackle to open the lock.

Important: After re-locking the padlock, the dial must be turned at least five complete revolutions in either direction to ensure the mechanism is fully locked.

 

Applicable to:
8077 Combination Padlock