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Posted: 4/30/2015 5:49:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 10:55:35 AM EDT by jasonusvi]
Seems to me it might be good security for the money. What do you think? Approx $505 new shipped.

ETA: Homedepot Ridgid of same size a better deal at $250 / $300 shipped.

Pad lock well placed to avoid cutters.

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:50:55 PM EDT

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

Just buy a safe dude.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:51:59 PM EDT
It is better than nothing.


But I would spend a little more and get a regular safe.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:52:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

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I may... but wouldn't a $500 safe be just as easy to break into? ETA... bolt to floor and take handles off.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:54:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

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Nope.
I have a jobox.
I put my guns in it It's painted Fufu color and wife covered it with quilts. Shoved it in the most inaccessible narrow closet in back of house.
It's as good or better than a stupid cheap safe
I like it better than my old safe that eventually failed
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:55:42 PM EDT
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I may... but wouldn't a $500 safe be just as easy to break into?
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Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

Just buy a safe dude.

I may... but wouldn't a $500 safe be just as easy to break into?

Easier.
It gun safes screams gun safe safe.
Camo and disguise your jobox and put it somewhere inaccessible
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:55:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jasonusvi:

I may... but wouldn't a $500 safe be just as easy to break into? ETA... bolt to floor and take handles off.
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Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

Just buy a safe dude.

I may... but wouldn't a $500 safe be just as easy to break into? ETA... bolt to floor and take handles off.


Ya, but it doesn't have carry handles!!!

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:59:35 PM EDT
I've been looking for a Jobox at local pawn shops. No luck yet.

What kind of lock would you put on one of those?
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:59:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:

Easier.
It gun safes screams gun safe safe.
Camo and disguise your jobox and put it somewhere inaccessible
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

Just buy a safe dude.

I may... but wouldn't a $500 safe be just as easy to break into?

Easier.
It gun safes screams gun safe safe.
Camo and disguise your jobox and put it somewhere inaccessible


Layer your security:

1. Jobox or safe secured to floor if possible
2. Camo box/safe with false wall, etc.
3. Home alarm system
4. Video surveillance

ETA: Looks like these things are 16 ga. No Go. You should be able to find a 12 ga for a few dollars more. Not that its makes much difference, but I would sleep better. Check out the Safe forum.

ETA2: Safe and Home Security Forum
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:03:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:

Nope.
I have a jobox.
I put my guns in it It's painted Fufu color and wife covered it with quilts. Shoved it in the most inaccessible narrow closet in back of house.
It's as good or better than a stupid cheap safe
I like it better than my old safe that eventually failed
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

Just buy a safe dude.

Nope.
I have a jobox.
I put my guns in it It's painted Fufu color and wife covered it with quilts. Shoved it in the most inaccessible narrow closet in back of house.
It's as good or better than a stupid cheap safe
I like it better than my old safe that eventually failed



Kind of defeats the purpose of easy access. If OP is just looking for storage, he could save $500 bucks and re-purpose a closet. Close the door, hang a sign on it that says "Vacation Bible School Books, Home School Study Materials and Colostomy Bag Storage" and be done with it.

Like this:


Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:04:36 PM EDT
You put 4 or 500 pounds of ammo in that thing and it's not getting carried far.

I did exactly that when my ex and I split up. Had all my ammo in it, guns (in socks and soft cases) stacked like cordwood, it was FULL. It was in my apartment, with a tablecloth and a lamp on it, nobody ever questioned it.

All job boxes aren't equal. I had a Delta that wasn't nearly as beefy as the Greenlee I bought later. Don't know how they're made now.

Hide in plain sight.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:12:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tomrocks21212:
You put 4 or 500 pounds of ammo in that thing and it's not getting carried far.

I did exactly that when my ex and I split up. Had all my ammo in it, guns (in socks and soft cases) stacked like cordwood, it was FULL. It was in my apartment, with a tablecloth and a lamp on it, nobody ever questioned it.

All job boxes aren't equal. I had a Delta that wasn't nearly as beefy as the Greenlee I bought later. Don't know how they're made now.

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Good call.

According to amazon listing this one is 12ga steel with 3 locking points:

http://www.amazon.com/Jobox-48in-Heavy-Duty-Steel-Chest/dp/B00164SATC/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1430432028&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=jobox
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:22:04 PM EDT
I bought two of these. I use them for ammunition. They work very well for that.
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Originally Posted By DieselEngineer:
I bought two of these. I use them for ammunition. They work very well for that.
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Same here. It beats having it stuffed under the bed and in closets.
I still have a safe for guns though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:30:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DieselEngineer:
I bought two of these. I use them for ammunition. They work very well for that.




yup... im planning on buying a second one.. as the first one is full and weighs about 1000lbs.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:39:13 PM EDT
Get a Knaack.

The Ridgid that is made by Knaack goes on sale at HD every so often.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-48-in-x-24-in-Universal-Storage-Chest-2048-OS/100130283

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:39:44 PM EDT
Great for ammo.

And unless they show up with a forklift, it's not gonna be carried away.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:44:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:



Kind of defeats the purpose of easy access. If OP is just looking for storage, he could save $500 bucks and re-purpose a closet. Close the door, hang a sign on it that says "Vacation Bible School Books, Home School Study Materials and Colostomy Bag Storage" and be done with it.

Like this:

http://i.imgur.com/6bVzsRf.jpg?1
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Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:

So you're going to pay $500 for an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor and it has carrying handles instead of just getting a comparable RSC type "safe" which would be an easily cut sheet metal box that you may or may not bolt to the floor but doesn't have carrying handles?

Just buy a safe dude.

Nope.
I have a jobox.
I put my guns in it It's painted Fufu color and wife covered it with quilts. Shoved it in the most inaccessible narrow closet in back of house.
It's as good or better than a stupid cheap safe
I like it better than my old safe that eventually failed



Kind of defeats the purpose of easy access. If OP is just looking for storage, he could save $500 bucks and re-purpose a closet. Close the door, hang a sign on it that says "Vacation Bible School Books, Home School Study Materials and Colostomy Bag Storage" and be done with it.

Like this:

http://i.imgur.com/6bVzsRf.jpg?1

LOL. That would work also.
I'm happy with mine. I don't mind tight quarters and it's also well,disguised. They will be too busy taking all of,our flat screens
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:53:13 PM EDT
For an added layer of protection, put your Rottweiller inside too.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:53:46 PM EDT
I'm currently using the home depot version. Still need to find a way to make racks for it, guns are just laying in it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 6:56:47 PM EDT
I use a Knaack box and have the inside lined with 1" shaft wall gypsum board. Works good for everything that wont fit in my safe. Would like a new safe but not in the cards this year.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:02:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JohnSmith6073:
I'm currently using the home depot version. Still need to find a way to make racks for it, guns are just laying in it.
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+1 I have 2 of them, 1 for guns and 1 for ammo.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:02:18 PM EDT
When I worked construction we had a box like that broken into twice.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:03:11 PM EDT
... I used one for ammo storage
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Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:27:21 PM EDT
Seems like alot of cash for a tool box. I think I paid around 250$ for a Ridgid one fom the Depot. I use mine for ammo. It holds a bunch of ammo cans and still has room on top for mags or whatever.



Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:33:22 PM EDT
It's better than a "security gun cabinet."

Good for ammo but not guns? my ammo costs way more than the guns that I shoot them with. Nearly packed in easy to get ammo cans. Yikes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:40:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
I've been looking for a Jobox at local pawn shops. No luck yet.

What kind of lock would you put on one of those?
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I use a pair of matched (use the same key) Master Commercial Grade locks on my job box. But I keep tools in that box out in the garage and not my guns. Although I have thought about storing ammo in a job box instead of just having ammo cans stacked against the wall.

A job box is not fire proof, can easily be cut into and can be carried away more easily than a real safe. You might as well go with a cheap gun "security container" if you're using a job box for storing your guns.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:58:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rgb03:
Seems like alot of cash for a tool box. I think I paid around 250$ for a Ridgid one fom the Depot. I use mine for ammo. It holds a bunch of ammo cans and still has room on top for mags or whatever.http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3698.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3705.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3713.jpg
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Ammo cans fit nice in that one.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 9:01:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OlCrow:

Ammo cans fit nice in that one.
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Originally Posted By rgb03:
Seems like alot of cash for a tool box. I think I paid around 250$ for a Ridgid one fom the Depot. I use mine for ammo. It holds a bunch of ammo cans and still has room on top for mags or whatever.http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3698.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3705.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3713.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3718.jpg

Ammo cans fit nice in that one.
It's the 48x24 one
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 9:05:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DieselEngineer:
I bought two of these. I use them for ammunition. They work very well for that.
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That's what I was considering too. But I had to rethink due to lack of storage. Still need to secure the ammo fort a bit better.
Camera, check.
Alarm, check.
Hardened access doors etc, in progress.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 9:09:59 PM EDT
Every Job Box that I've seen has an external piano hinge that you can punch the pin out of very easily.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 10:56:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pangea:
Every Job Box that I've seen has an external piano hinge that you can punch the pin out of very easily.
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That is why you bolt the box down some where that makes the hinge inaccessible.
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Originally Posted By rgb03:
Seems like alot of cash for a tool box. I think I paid around 250$ for a Ridgid one fom the Depot. I use mine for ammo. It holds a bunch of ammo cans and still has room on top for mags or whatever.<a href="http://s99.photobucket.com/user/rgb03/media/100_3698.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3698.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s99.photobucket.com/user/rgb03/media/100_3705.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3705.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s99.photobucket.com/user/rgb03/media/100_3713.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3713.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s99.photobucket.com/user/rgb03/media/100_3718.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/rgb03/100_3718.jpg</a>
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Thanks for the photos and Ridgid suggestion.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 11:56:22 PM EDT
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Picked up a vintage safe locally for $250. 1/2" steel door and sides... Probably 250-300lbs. Plan to pick up a job box for ammo as well. Thanks all.



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