What Size Lock for Ridgid Job Box?
For those who have purchased a Ridgid job box, or are considering one, an important consideration is what size lock is needed to secure it effectively. The answer to this question depends on the type of Rigid job box you have purchased, or are considering purchasing.
18-inch Job Box
The 18-inch job box includes a lockable lid and a built-in locking latch to provide secure storage. This box uses a standard size padlock. That is a 3/8 inch shackle padlock. To ensure maximum security, a lock that is rated at least 1,200# should be used.
22-inch Job Box
The 22-inch job box also has a lockable lid and a built-in locking latch to provide secure storage. This box requires a larger lock than the 18-inch, so the recommended size is a 5/16 inch shackle padlock. Again, to ensure maximum security, a lock that is rated at least 1,200# should be used.
Additional Security Measures
In addition to the recommended padlocks, it is important to consider additional security measures for any job box. Here are a few suggestions:
- Steel Cable: for added security a steel padlockable cable can be placed through the lid and around a fixed object, such as a wall stud or other stationary object.
- Security Seal: a security seal that can be stamped with a unique number can be fastened around the lid of the box, providing invaluable inventory control and preventive theft.
- Security Camera: the placement of a security camera in the area surrounding the job box can provide a level of security and evidence gathering not achievable through just locking and sealing.
No matter what size job box you have, it is important to consider investing in both a quality padlock and additional security measures to ensure that information, tools, and other valuables are safe in the box.