Executives at Master Lock can’t be happy with some of the videos that have gone viral on YouTube this year. Earlier this year, I wrote about a viral video that showed you how to crack almost any Master Lock code in 8 tries or less. Now a new video posted by YouTuber bosnianbill shows us how to open up a Master Lock using nothing more than a $10 brass hammer.
In the video, the user cracks the lock simply by placing downward pressure on the shackle and then whacking it on the side of its body with a brass hammer. After doing this enough times while continuing to apply tension, you’ll eventually overcome the locking mechanism and have the lock open right before your eyes.
This sort of video is pretty embarrassing for Master Lock and it will be interesting to see if it responds in some way. Given how many videos there are that show easy ways to crack Master Locks, however, I don’t think the company could possibly respond to all of them.