Posted by Ken Dunckel Safecracker Boxman on September 05, 2009 at 05:15:35:
In Reply to: York Safe|
Unless you can securely reattach the dial in the exact orientation in which it was connected to the spindle that connects with the lock and use it to dial your combination, you're going to have to hire a safe technician.
York safes typically do have hardplate. Just making a hole with a drill won't do you much good unless the hole is exactly where it needs to.
Even if your safe doesn't have hardplate and you drill a hole (or holes) into it, the chances are better than 95 percent that any hole you drill will not be helpful or will further damage the lock without opening it, or both.
Save your safe and and save yourself some aggravation and hire a safe technician. Look int the Yellow Pages under "Safes" first, if no listings "Locksmith" second.