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  • 1.  Cutting locks

    Posted 05-29-2021 03:00 PM
    We are VERY new to the self-storage game.  We bought a 50 unit facility last year and have a number of people who have never paid, but there are locks on the units.  We are getting serious about this as a business so we are cleaning house and need to see what kind of mess was left behind in these "abandoned units".  We have 2 locks that we don't know how to cut.  I attached pictures to this post.  What kind of tool works?

    Jennifer Douglas
    Permian Trinity Storage
    Odessa TX
    (432) 894-3301

  • 2.  RE: Cutting locks

    Posted 05-30-2021 08:11 AM
    You will need a grinder with a metal cutting wheel.

    Monty Rainey
    Chief Executive Officer
    RPM Storage Management, LLC
    New Braunfels TX
    (830) 832-9496

  • 3.  RE: Cutting locks

    Posted 05-31-2021 04:47 PM
    i purchased a battery powered DeWalt grinder.
    hold the lock with a pair of channel locks and pull the lock away from the door so you do not scratch or cut your door.
    using a metal a metal urging disc, cut away.
    it only takes a few minutes with practice.

    David Fisher ASA Sr. Appraiser
    GM & Chief Cook
    Fisher Global Development, LLC D/B/A Imperial Storage Solutions
    Sugar Land TX
    (281) 794-2361

  • 4.  RE: Cutting locks

    Posted 05-30-2021 11:38 PM
    Hello Jennifer,

    Welcome to the storage family. Here is a video showing how it's done: https://youtu.be/TQGvOkfv6j0

    Good Luck. 

    Email us if you need more help. Thanks,

    Raheem Amer
    SVP - Operations
    Devon Self Storage Holdings (US) LLC
    Frisco TX