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Correct Term


The correct term for this type of lock is "Disk Detainer Lock" and not "Disk Tumbler Lock". Will rename the article if there aren't any objections. --Pavithran (talk) 14:37, 27 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]



I am trying to find out who invented the Disc Tumbler lock. Does anyone know? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:59, 12 March 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Apparently it was invented in 1907 by a certain Emil Henriksson in Finland.
See also the finnish page fi:Kiekkohaittasylinteri. Unfortunately I do not understand enough Finnish in order to really translate something. --Samwz (talk) 18:11, 21 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Are you sure this is a disc tumbler lock?


I think it's a wafer tumbler lock. I think a lot of people use "disc tumbler lock" exclusively for the Abloy type mechanism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:15, 16 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Why or why isn't this lock preferable to a pin-tumbler lock? They seem to work about the same. Perhaps the differences could be in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:19, 10 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Hmm, there seems to be no article on that "Abloy type mechanism". Maybe someone knowledgeable could write one. I have some rough idea how it works but I don't think I'm up to the task. Ossi 09:33, 20 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This is a wafer tumbler lock. The editor who started this article really screwed up. Disc tumbler locks are different.--Fahrenheit451 04:15, 28 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I am rewriting this article to correct the error.--Fahrenheit451 05:41, 28 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Moving articles should typically be done with the "move" button, since that preserves the history... copy/paste moves are problematic in that respect. Not sure how to best fix that. --Delirium 22:34, 28 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Is this a "disc tumbler lock"? Youtube video <-- this, in any case, is the standard door lock found in Finland (maybe also in Sweden ?). Its keys characteristically have got a half circle cross section. --Samwz (talk) 18:15, 21 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

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Diagram request


Understanding of this lock would be helped by a diagram showing the internal workings, much like the one currently on the Wafer tumbler lock page. (talk) 15:52, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

False information


"Unlike a wafer tumbler lock or a pin tumbler lock, this mechanism does not use springs."

This is false. Regular abloy door locks use one or two springs to push the sidebar out of the correct gates. Abloy padlocks on the other hand do not have springs.. at least not to my knowledge.

How these springs might be affected by harsh conditions is unknown to me. (talk) 11:56, 10 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]