|The Abus granit WBA100|
in its packaging
When you take the packaging in your hand you immediately feel the strength of this anchor by its (crazy) weight: 2kg ! Note: This means your wrist will hurt if you attach it to the wall and take too long to make make marks before drilling :-)
The whole thing is nothing more than a metallic shackle but it is very well designed which makes a very secure alternative:
- Mounting accessories included
These are strong as well. You will however need a 16mm drill bit and a powerful drill... especially if you're planning on installing your anchor on concrete.Note: you also get little metallic balls to hammer in the screw heads once it is attached. This will prevent the anchor from being unscrewed by a thief (as well as yourself).
|Included mounting accessories. |
See how big they are compared to the 2€ coin on the picture
|Can be overrun by vehicles |
thanks to its strong plastic cover
- Meant to be installed permanently
Do not install this one unless you're completely sure about what you're doing and are allowed to do so by the owner. Removing it will requires tons of effort.
- Can be overrun by vehicles
The whole thing is so strong it can be overrun by vehicles. This is useful if you install it in a garage.
- It is made of hardened steel
This is always the case with quality locks, chains and such but it is still worth mentioning.
- The shackle is 16mm thick
Regular tools will not get through it that quickly/easily.
- It is expensive
I found it was a little cheaper on Amazon.de than at my hardware store. Even if I think it is too expensive for a shackle, it is definitely worth it.
|The Abus GRANIT WBA100 with|
its cover open next to a 2€ coin.