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Good.. Just a note about bolting it down,
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This review is from: SentrySafe DS3410 Black Fire-Safe 1.2-Cubic Foot Combination Safe (Tools & Home Improvement)
-Its a little heavy, so it's not as easy as the small hanging file safes to get up and walk away with.
-The key and the dial are very user friendly. The key doesn't stick at all and works every time without fail.
-The combination is factory set so you don't have the possibility of using a combination that would be easily guessed (a lot of people use their birthdate or home phone number for things like this... BAD BAD BAD).
-There are no batteries required. This is good, because if the thing really is stuck in a fire, there are no electronics to be melted, or to be wet by the water hoses. Plus those batteries can get expensive and corrode if left in there unused for a length of time and I'm guessing you wont be going in this every day, so it's probably better to have no electronic parts.
-Its heavy #but this is a pro, too#, took 2 people to get it upstairs without too much hassle.
-The instructions tell you to drill the holes in the bottom of the safe and on the mounting surface #typically the floor# with a 7/16 drill bit. Well this is the same size as the screw, so I recommend only using the 7/16 bit in the bottom of the safe, and using a slightly smaller bit to drill the holes in the floor #Do this ONLY if you have wood or carpet floors, as doing this on tile will possibly crack it) I say this because the first time I mounted this, I used the 7/16 for both and the screws just slipped right through the holes in the floor. This made the safe slightly harder to move, because you had to lift it 2.5 inches off the floor, but it would still be easy for 2 crooks to lift and move.
I'm recommending this to my mom, so it's not bad at all. Just make sure you register the safe on their website in case you lose your key or combination or if someone needs to get it in the event of something happening to you.
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Initial post: Jul 17, 2011 9:12:32 AM PDT
Charles Gregor says:
The instructions actually specify the 7/16th drill only for the hole in the safe. For the floor they say 9/32" for wood and 3/8" for masonry.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2011 11:03:26 AM PDT
Well I double checked my instructions, they don't mention the different size holes for the safe vs floor. I'm guessing they have since updated the instructions. Good to know :-)
Posted on Mar 19, 2012 8:17:32 AM PDT
Update: I'm not sure what has happened, but others have apparently had issues with this safe. Mine is working well, and I haven't had any problems. I go into it about once a week. I'm not sure if I just got a decent one from a good batch or if the quality has decreased but either way, only get a safe you can know and trust. There's no point in getting a safe if its not, well, safe.
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