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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-11-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want to protect your rollaway from theft, take out the drawers and drill a 1/4" hole in the corners of the inside of the chest through the bottom into the top of the cabinet. Then you can install 4 1/4" x 3/4" bolts.

Having the two bolted together guarantees nobody will walk off with your rollaway.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 04-15-2002 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know Steeve depend on how determened the Bastards are my brother had $40000.00 worth in three rolayways at the shop were he works,along with 3 other bodymen's tools/rollays,Insurance said tough **** they were not chained to building,fat lot of good a ghain would do in a body shop with all the cutting tools.

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rellik74
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posted 04-18-2002 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rellik74   Click Here to Email rellik74     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I had mine at the shop it was chained but I would turn it around so the drawers were next to the wall. It pays to keep a good bumper sticker on it TOO. "Protected by 357 Mag."

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-19-2002 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone can steal anything if they want it enough, but bolting the two units together makes it damn hard to walk away with the whole shebang.

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GypsyR
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posted 05-28-2002 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypsyR   Click Here to Email GypsyR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always bolt my boxes together. I also take the drawers out of the bottom and drill holes out the back. Then I use BIG washers and bolt the bottom box to the wall, preferably some place where you can't get to the backside easily. I have my home boxes bolted to angle iron in my garage. The only way to get the box would be to break the lock so the thief could remove the drawers.
I've worked in shops where this was impractical. One place the janitor got mad because he could never move my box to mop the floor, it was bolted to a big steel workbench.

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