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safe cracking

Postby jeffo on Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:39 pm

I can't get my safe open. The dial won't turn either way. Stack on. Not under warranty.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby jdege on Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 pm

C4 should work.

Or an angle grinder, if you're afraid of the mess.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:17 pm

Locksmith would be my best recommendation.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby Ghost on Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Hammer and punch. Sawzall. Crowbar.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby jeffo on Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:58 pm

Locksmith will drill it for $400.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby LarryFlew on Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:40 pm

OUCH - I would start with a call to stack on.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby jeffo on Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:59 pm

I did call stack on. Not under warranty now. They said call a locksmith or cut it open myself.
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Postby Prepared4Survival on Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:05 pm

Just drill it and order a new lock through Stack on or online. Happened to a friend's safe and he ended up buying a replacement that was keyed and electronic. Took some time, he had guns he didn't want messed up and didn't want to buy a whole new safe. His was the $500 Menards one.

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Postby george on Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 pm

I had to put a new lock on my Cannon, it has a tamper bar that drops when the lock was removed. Lucky I had the door open when I did it or I would have not got into it.
I was also told to flip a safe on its top, climb up and cut the bottom out.

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Re: safe cracking

Postby jeffo on Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:15 pm

How and where do I drill it?
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Re: safe cracking

Postby Holland&Holland on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:42 pm

That sucks. Searching online there are some vids for various stack ons.
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Postby gun_fan111v2 on Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:26 pm

I know the chances of this helping are super slim, but if the lock is mechanical have you tried drowning it in something like WD40 and letting it sit a day or so?
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Postby INOR on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:56 am

Probably sounds dumb, but I would try the simplest things first assuming it’s a mechanical rotary lock. The WD as suggested. If that doesn’t help, I would try changing the position of the safe if that’s manageable. First on its side and then upside down. And check the rotary lock each time to see if it breaks loose. Just to see if that shakes anything loose or sets the lock internals back into alignment. Good luck!


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Re: safe cracking

Postby jeffo on Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:53 am

I’m too old to try flipping the safe around. I have been pounding on it with a rubber mallet but didn’t work.
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Re: safe cracking

Postby jeffo on Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:04 am

Also there are firearms that are not secured inside. I am going to talk to the locksmith again. Might go that route.
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