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Order Lead Time - Keying Options

Padlock Order Lead Time

Padlocks Keyed Differently (KD): We stock padlocks keyed differently for the most popular padlock models. Most orders for keyed differently padlocks ship from our warehouse in 1 to 2 business days. Allow up to 5 business days for delivery. Expedited delivery options are available at checkout.

Padlocks Keyed Alike (KA), Stock Key Code: We stock padlocks all keyed alike for the most popular padlock models. The key codes that we have in our warehouse are considered stock key codes. If you are purchasing padlocks for the first time and you do not have a particular key code to match, this is the best choice for you. Most orders for padlocks keyed alike to a stock key code ship from our warehouse in 1 to 2 business days. Allow up to 5 business days for delivery. Expedited delivery options are available at checkout.

Padlocks Keyed Alike (KA), My Key Code: If you would like to match the key code of padlocks that you already own, select "Key Locks: alike, my key code" and write your key code in the box labeled "My Key Code". These locks are made to order and will ship directly from the manufacturer in 7 to 10 business days. Production cannot be expedited. Allow up to 5 business days for delivery. Expedited delivery options are available at checkout. Due to the custom nature of these padlocks, all sales are final.

Padlocks Master Keyed (MK): All master keyed padlocks are made to order and will ship directly from the manufacturer in 7 to 10 business days. Master keys are sold separately. Production cannot be expedited. Allow up to 5 business days for delivery. Expedited delivery options are available at checkout. Due to the custom nature of these padlocks, all sales are final.

Master Lock & American Lock Express Program:
Any product with the Express Program logo is available for this expedited service. Orders placed before 12PM EST will ship from Master Lock the following day. Expedited delivery options are available at checkout.

Description of Padlock Keying Options

KD - Keyed Differently

Each padlock will only operate with its individual keys. Two keys are included with each padlock unless specified.

KA - Keyed Alike

All padlocks are identical and will open with all keys. Two keys are included with each padlock unless specified.

MK - Master Key

Each padlock is keyed differently and will operate with its individual keys. Two keys are included with each padlock unless specified. In addition, all locks will also operate with a special master key. Master keys are sold separately.