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How hard is my tool box to break into?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by whiteknight303, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    whiteknight303

    whiteknight303 [OP] Proud New *****

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    How hard is it to break into my toolbox? Its a UWS with slanted bottom segments to fit over my wheel wells. I just want to know how much i can trust it.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM
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    RoyB

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    ive seen gang boxes torn open like a card-board box on jobsites. with the right tools and time, nothing is safe.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:19 AM
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    like those knack ones? holy crap those things are tanks:|
     
  4. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:28 AM
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    yes. at some point everyone gets one broken into. Even the best built ones are broken into. Ive seen them cut the corners off, torch them off, ive even see them break into a weaker box and use the tools from that one to open a different box. leverage is a big killer as well. You would be amazed at how they open like a can with the right leverage.

    Not trying to scare you, but after seeing the job site boxes cracked open, I imagine truck boxes can be opened the same way. The difference is that truck boxes are usually out in the open and robber are obviously less likely to crack one for fear of getting caught...whereas in a building they have more time outa site.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    yea that does make sense
     
  6. Dec 5, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    sch0enne

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    i was just looking into them recently and the DeeZee ones claimed on the write-up that they could withstand 10,000 lbs of pry before the latches gave out. im not sure how true that is. but if someone really wants in they can find a way.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2008 at 10:40 PM
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    Locks just keep the honest people out.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2008 at 12:37 AM
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    JimBeam

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    thats what ive always heard

    Locks keep honest people honest and slow down thieves
     
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