The Shortcut

How to Crack That Pesky Old Padlock

Without the combination.

Is there an old chest tucked away in the recesses of your attic, locked tight with a padlock bearing an unknown combination? Well, no need to call a locksmith or borrow the neighbor’s bolt cutters to get in there. The Shortcut has you covered.

In the video above, we offer an easy method to crack that pesky lock right open, using just a pair of scissors and an old aluminum can. Yup, MacGyver would be proud. (Worth noting: This won’t work on Master Lock combos.)