Steel Strength

A safe’s first line of defense is its door and five walls. Door and wall steel thickness determines a safe’s ability to protect. The more steel the greater protection. Please review the graph below.

Steel Bending Strength Increase

The graph illustrates a general rule of steel strength. The bending strength of steel increases by approximately the square of its thickness.

 

  • 12-gauge (.106) steel is 2.86 times stronger than 14-gauge (.075), even though it is only .031 thicker.
  • A safe made from 12-gauge (.106) steel is almost 3 times stronger than one constructed from 14-gauge (.075) steel.
  • A safe door made from 10-gauge steel is 2.06 times stronger than one made from 12-gauge.
  • A safe door made from 10-gauge steel is 5.9 times stronger than one made from 14-gauge.

 

Thicker steel makes a huge difference in the protective ability of a safe. Steel is heavy and expensive but the foundation of any quality safe.

 

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