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    Someone with portable welding gear

    I have bought a Chubb Bankers Treasury safe, and it has been approved by the local arms officer and the 'national review board' (according to the arms officer) as B/E cat so long as I either get tabs welded on it to fasten, or get the base drilled. Considering what this safe is made of, drilling will be a (very) difficult venture - so I decided to get tabs welded on and bolt through those.

    So - does anyone in the Manawatu area have a portable welding rig and is willing to weld on 2x bits of angle to the base of the safe? Weighs 2 tonne so probably going to have to be done in place.
    Alternatively, does someone have the gear and knowhow to drill the base?

    Payment can be in cash/beer/liquor as desired.

    By the way, if anyone else is interested in a safe like this Chubb 5520 bankers safe, get in touch with Chris at Manawatu Locksmiths. They have a few in stock down Wellington way.
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    Two tonne and it needs to be bolted down? Really? Are you sure they will accept the bolts being exposed, maybe weld the nuts on so they can't be undone easily.
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    Yeah, I questioned that with the AO too. Turns out just last week someone had a similar sized safe full of guns nicked. 4 guys and a trolley then loaded it into a truck...

    I'd prefer to bolt through the bottom, but this stuff is designed to destroy drills. Locksmith refused to even try, and he opens these sorts of safes for people who forget the combination.

    And yup planning on welding the nuts into place so it will take an extra few minutes with a grinder to nick lol. No such thing as fully secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Two tonne and it needs to be bolted down? Really? Are you sure they will accept the bolts being exposed, maybe weld the nuts on so they can't be undone easily.
    3tonne with the rifles and gear in there
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Is the steel hardened?

    If it's not, drilling should be piece of piss with a proper bit and cutting fluid i'd have thought.

    Safer too, id have thought a BFL (big f_ lever) would make short work of external L plates?

    Been wrong before tho.

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    The AO was the one who suggested welding tabs on it and bolting through those. Doesn't seem to be much flexibility there about not bolting it down.

    I guess its a matter of checking the boxes for them?
    Is it >6mm thick? Yup (doesn't matter if it is made on unonbtanium, if its not 6mm thick they won't accept it)
    Is it bolted down? Yup.

    Good to go.

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    The safe is filled with some fancy stuff which is supposed to ruin drills. I'd give it a go myself but even the locksmith won't try. Unless someone is keen to try out (and potentially ruin) their fancy drill and bits?
    *Just bugged him again and he says he could give it a host but won't promise it will work. Reckons it will cost at least $300 to drill it, possibly alot more if they go through enough bits.
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    Hay mate can u pm me your number

    I have a mate who has all his tickets etc
    depending on how busy he is but ill get him to ring you anyway

    he is in palmy too
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    PM sent, thanks!
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    BTW if anyone else is interested in one of these safes, I was told they have 20 down in wellington, cost is $1000 each and shipping with a HIAB to my door in palmy is $575.
    Considering it is ~1400*500*500 internally, this is a crazy good deal. Is almost the same size as a boston security 20 gun but better security and cheaper - if you can get it bolted down
    YMMV but I'm stoked to find this deal.
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    Def a good find

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    All sorted. Thanks to 199P
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    Glue some nut heads on the inside and say 'move it'

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    thats what I was planning to do originally

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    Quote Originally Posted by exegenisis View Post
    The safe is filled with some fancy stuff which is supposed to ruin drills. I'd give it a go myself but even the locksmith won't try. Unless someone is keen to try out (and potentially ruin) their fancy drill and bits?
    *Just bugged him again and he says he could give it a host but won't promise it will work. Reckons it will cost at least $300 to drill it, possibly alot more if they go through enough bits.
    i used to work in a shop that made cutting edges for loaders, we used a drill available from eng supplies that drilled bisalloy 400 easily, it was called an armour peircing drill bit
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