Tough lock resists corrosion, break-ins

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Esmet says its Tufloc hinge-lock for utility, service and delivery vehicles is cast from 304 stainless steel to help resist corrosion, sawing, drilling, chiseling and hammering. Fasteners include high-strength, grade-5 carriage bolts and a stainless-steel central bolt; an electro-polish stainless-steel finish helps seal out the elements.

The bolt head is designed to rotate and has a tungsten carbide insert to help resist cutting at the locking point — so much so that saw attacks on the lock take longer than any other lock tested by the American Standards for Testing and Materials, the company says.

For more information, go to www.esmet.com.