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    Toolbox lock ideas needed

    I've been working on this toolbox in my free time and I'd like to come up with a bettter way to lock it than 2 chain links. Got any better ideas?


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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    Plate slotted to fit other plate, with a slot in it for a lock.
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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    3 chain links

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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    If it will be in an area where someone could really go to work on it weld up a box around the chain links to prevent access to the padlock with cutting tools. Assuming it is bolted down.
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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    I was looking for ideas to protect the lock from being cut

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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    You could set it up like a job box.

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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    Get rid of the links.. Make an ear in the center bottom that enters the door when you shut it, just below that handle. Use a real lock. Once I steal it I'll just slice it up with a plasma cutter anyhoo but a lock like this will relieve some of your "fears".

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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    Get rid of the links.. Make an ear in the center bottom that enters the door when you shut it, just below that handle. Use a real lock. Once I steal it I'll just slice it up with a plasma cutter anyhoo but a lock like this will relieve some of your "fears".
    Welding a plate to prevent drilling works good with those

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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ThorsHammer View Post
    Plate slotted to fit other plate, with a slot in it for a lock.
    I have a box with this set up. the whole thing is set up with a section of pipe around it. big enough to get the lock on, but not enough room to get a grinder, or bold cutters to the lock.
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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    Man. That's what I'm getting at. Generally a mechanic box, especially a top box, the only reason for a lock is the drunken crackhead that works there "borrowing" crap while you aren't present. A real thief could care less whats holding it together. Its ALL gone.
    Its like locking a file cabinet. It keeps idjits from frukkin with it. Nada mas.A REAL thief will roll in with an appliance dolly and harvest the contents later.

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    Re: Toolbox lock ideas needed

    "Locks only keep Honest men Honest."
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