August 24 - 2020
We are very pleased to release the new Senneker-Shock Lock! This lock is very well built and is designed around a brand new locking concept.
We have begun by stamping this lock from steel sheet metal and were able to create a stamped steel product with sharp locking teeth. Because of the stamped sheet, the wedge is very tough. It's predecessor, the Lightning Lock was made of a composite steel that although had superb detail, as in sharp teeth, was brittle and would break occasionally.
The Senneker-Shock Lock has only two locking teeth and a short contact point on the cable. Because of this new feature, the wedge arm of the lock will pivot 180+ degrees plus when no cable is inserted, whereas the Camlock and Lightning Lock's wedge-arms both could only travel 90 degrees +/- and this enables the Senneker-Shock Lock to both lock on the cable in a traditional sense, but also to wedge into the cable when negative travel of the lock is attempted, meaning if the lock attempts to travel backwards/slide, the wedge rolls into the cable and bites even harder, double-ly preventing slippage. As well, when spring pressure is applied, this creates negative pressure on the lock, so as if the lock would slip at all such as with a lock with no teeth or soft steel filed teeth that distort, or poorly manufactured teeth, the spring creates a dynamic force that blows the lock backwards - negative direction, until the lock binds, in varying degrees dependent upon the physical character of the gripping teeth.
User Be Aware: As the wedge/arm of the lock is able to pivot 180 degrees, there is a correct way to install the lock during construction, as well as an incorrect way. The wedge/arm has a directional arrow stamped on the arm and the snare is to be constructed so that the lock travels/closes the direction the arrow points. The snare is to be constructed with the arrow pointing toward the snare loop. By doing so the lock will utilize both gripping teeth during lock up. If the lock is positioned incorrectly, only one tooth will engage, and that tooth will be positioned at a less than ideal angle for proper lock up. The lock seems to lock both ways, in the unlikley event that the user constructs the snare with lock backwards, but without a doubt the lock will perform best if constructed/positioned as intended. With the 5/64" and 3/32" models, we have also stamped a reference mark on the outside of the wedge/arm to create a reference that is more easily seen at a glance. We plan to modify the 1/16" lock to include this mark on the next production run.
The snare lock has been the weak link in the snare equation in the modernized Senneker/Alberta Powersnare System and has been one of the main factors in success/failure, and the problem is easily identified as lock slippage by the very limited number of people who currently understand the mechanics of this modernized snare. A smooth camlock with hand filed teeth is prone to teeth wear even during capture due to the nature of the soft steel of the smooth camlock. Other locks, including camlocks have attempted stamped teeth, but generally the teeth are never detailed enough to prevent slippage of the snare lock, which is an extremely difficult thing to manufacture. At the critical moment of spring firing either during or after lock up, it is imperative that the snare lock hold it's maximum position as every millimeter of slippage causes the spring arms to extend further, and the further the spring arms extend/travel, the less pressure the spring applies; the ideal is a max compressed spring with spring arms that have barely travelled/moved upon the trigger/spring firing.
Few people realize that the spring arms will travel post-mortem, and can/do regularly travel up to one inch or more after death of the snared animal as the spring is under intense load and tissue/flesh is soft and relaxes continually under the intense and continual spring pressure. One of our field testers that tested this lock in an ADC application was checking his snares daily and was measuring the spring arm position of each spring, tip to tip, after each capture, the mean/average distance of spring travel/extension was 30 mm when using a 1/16" snare w #33 SuperMagnum Spring, Senneker Powersnare Trigger, and a Senneker-Shock Lock. Measurements were taken likely within 12 hours post-mortem, however they strongly suggest that this lock is doing the job of virtual 100% lock up that all others fail to do!!! Do note key words, "strongly suggests" .
As of today's date, we currently have 1/16" Senneker-Shock Locks in stock and we expect to have delivery of a 5/64" size and a 3/32" size by the end of September.
We, at Canadian Coyote Company Ltd, are very pleased to offer this exceptional product to you, the Canadian and American Trappers, that you may have the peace of mind to know you are using the most cutting edge products that treat our captured animals with the highest standard of humaneness possible.