Sun Welding is one of the true constant American Made gun and fire safe manufactured in the USA.  Family owned and operated for over 40 years in Ventura County, CA.  Every safe built by Sun Welding is 100% hand built and assembled with American parts as much as possible. Sun Welding began before 1980 while the owner was working as a welder.  His home was burglarized and decided he wanted to build a safe for security and storage.  After the first safe was built many of his family and friends wanted safes and the rest was history.  The first safe built is shown on display in the showroom, come check it out!

Sun Welding is known for it's American built craftsmanship and factory direct discounts. We feel you should have the quality of a high end safe without paying high name brand pricing.  Sun Welding sell's direct to the public and also have relationships with businesses across the US.

Sun Welding believes that quality safes should last for generations and that is why we stand behind our product. Sun Welding safes are made from solid steel door (no drywall composite doors) and continuous (not skip welded) steel welded bodies. As you may be able to find a cheaper safe elsewhere you will not get the American built craftsmanship that goes behind each Sun Welding safe.  Every Sun Welding safe comes with a lifetime warranty. After you are done searching online, contact Sun Welding for both a safe of good quality and good price.  We offer expert advise on finding your perfect safe.  Our friendly staff will be able to help you choose the safe that is right for you.

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DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Local Pick Up:

Sun Welding will assist with the loading of the safe into the back of a trailer, pick up or SUV. We suggest you bring moving pads and tie down straps, as the safes do not come standard foam, boxed, or on a pallet. We offer theses items at an additional charge. The purchaser is responsible for tying down the safe as they see necessary. If picking up with a pick up or SUV Sun Welding will only lay the safe on its back for transportation. Having the safe on a pallet is not recommend as it is more difficult for the user to maneuver, unless you have a pallet jack at the end location.

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Local & Stairs Delivery

Local Delivery:
Customers located within Sun Welding's delivery area please call 805-584-6678 for a quote on delivery. Sun Welding offers curbside drop off, garage delivery, and inside first floor delivery. We also offer professional bolt down/installation service.

INSTALLATION:
For up/down stairs or safes over 2500 lbs. please contact VC Safe Mover 805-320-8119.

INSIDE DELIVERY:

Schedule business or home delivery appointments.

Complete the job to your specifications as directed on the delivery form.

Treat your home or business as we would our own.

STAIRS DELIVERY:

For up/down stairs or safes over 2500 lbs. please contact VC Safe Mover 805-320-8119.




Out of Area Shipping & Delivery:

What to expect at delivery? The freight carrier offers standard curbside delivery, typically with a 48' semi truck. Other arrangements for a small truck (pup tuck) can be made along with garage delivery. The freight carrier will remove the pallet from the back of their truck using a lift gate and place the pallet on your driveway. At that point it is the customers responsibility to move the freight inside the home. The freight carrier will not remove the safe from the pallet or remove any of the package materials. If you would like more information on delivery, have a long drive way, or any other special request please call 805-584-6678.

Standard Freight Costs:

All products weighing 100 pounds or less are shipped via USPS standard or FedEx ground and will be delivered to your business or residential door. For products weighing 101 pounds to 3,000 pounds our standard shipping & handling cost includes all of the following:

  • Lift gate included (to lower the safe to the ground) at curbside.
  • Residential curbside delivery.
  • Safe is bolted to a pallet, foam, and wrapped in a cardboard box.

Inside Garage Delivery Option:

REQUIREMENTS:

($50.00 ADDITIONAL FEE. Select this option on the product page)

****Access to an "overhead" garage door is required and must be over pavement or concrete. Excessively steep driveways or driveways longer than 25ft are NOT included in this service.

  • Access to an "overhead" garage door is required.
  • Must be over pavement or concrete.
  • Roads with excessive turns and no turn around area, driveways longer than 25ft, or extremely long driveways are not included in this service.
  • Excessively steep driveways (2% Grade or more) are NOT included in this service.
  • Remote areas require an additional fee by freight company. Call us at: 805-584-6678 to confirm if your area is "Remote".

Inside Home Delivery Option:

REQUIREMENTS:

($TBD ADDITIONAL FEE. Call 805-584-6678)

****Access to an "overhead" garage door is required and must be over pavement or concrete. Excessively steep driveways or driveways longer than 25ft are NOT included in this service.

  • Inside home delivery is available for safes up to 700 lbs.
  • Driveway must be over pavement or concrete.
  • Includes 2 steps outside and inside the home.
  • Freight company will place the freight inside your home in the desired location, remove the safe from the pallet, and take away packaging material.
  • Roads with excessive turns and no turn around area, driveways longer than 25ft, or extremely long driveways are not included in this service.
  • Excessively steep driveways (2% Grade or more) are NOT included in this service.
  • Remote areas require an additional fee by freight company. Call us at: 805-584-6678 to confirm if your area is "Remote".
  • If your safe is over 700 lbs. there are two great websites to find a local mover in your area www.savta.org and www.aloa.org

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SHIPPING / INSTALLER LIST

Gun Safe Movers & Installers:

Need a safe mover? This site offers lists safe movers in your area based off your zip code.

Are you located in So. California? We recommend VC Safe & Vault Movers, John can be contacted at 805-320-8119.  They offer garage delivery, inside home delivery, upstairs delivery, and safe bolt down.
 

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LIFETIME WARRANTY

Sun Welding Safe Company - Limited Lifetime Warranty

We strive to be the most honest safe manufacture in the industry.  We tell you everything about our warranty up front.  All of Sun Welding Safe's have the same lifetime warranty. We offer an extended 10 year or lifetime warranty on a variety of locks (BigRed Mechanical, S&G Mechanical, LaGard Electronic, LaGard Redundant).

Sun Welding's Warranty:
C & H Welding, Inc. warrants the Sun Welding Safe to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original purchaser from the date of delivery.  Internal parts such as locks are subject to the warranties issued by the manufacturer of these units, see below.  Paint carries a two year warranty from original purchase date.

Sun Welding Co. will repair or replace, at our option, free of charge any Sun Welding safe broken into by forced entry during the warranty period.  The safe must have been locked with the combination lock or digital lock, (not the day key only) and been securely bolted to the floor and/or wall.  The damaged safe must be returned to the factory for evaluation (transportation charges prepaid by returning party) along with a report written by the investigating authorities.  A new safe will be sent to the original owner of the damaged unit freight collect.

Sun Welding Safe Co. will also repair, free of charge, any Sun Welding safe damaged in a forced-entry burglary attempt, providing homeowners insurance will not cover the claim.  The safe must be returned to the factory, by prepaid freight, for evaluation along with a report made by investigating authorities.  The repaired or replacement safe will be returned to the owner freight collect.

This warranty does not apply to damage or loss resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, and improper installation or scratching of paint, normal wear and tear or negligence.

All unauthorized repairs or modifications performed (i.e.: lock installation, combination changes on combination locks, etc.) will void the warranty.

The responsibility of Sun Welding Safe Co. under this warranty is limited to replacement or repair of defective parts at the Sun Welding Safe Co. factory in Simi Valley, CA., or at a point designated by Sun Welding with all transportation charges paid by the original purchaser.

The implied warranty of merchant ability with all other implied warranties on Sun Welding Safes are hereby excluded and disclaimed.  As a result, there are no warranties extending beyond those expressively stated in this limited warranty.

Warranty registration must be received to Sun Welding within three (3) months of the purchase date of the safe.
SERIAL NUMBER-If your safe was built BEFORE 1996
The serial number will be located in one of two places, depending on the hinge side of your safe.  If the safe is a left hand hinged safe the serial number will be located either on the left outside of the safe, on a silver sticker, or on the inside frame of the door, on a silver sticker.  If the safe is a right hand hinged safe the serial number will be located either on the right outside of the safe, on a silver sticker, or on the inside frame of the door, on a silver sticker.

SERIAL NUMBER-If your safe was built AFTER 1996
The serial number is located inside the opening edge of the door frame.  You will need to call Sun Welding and verify your warranty registration was received.  If you did not register your safe there will be no record of the serial number.  You will need to call a locksmith.
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Dialing a Mechanical Lock

To dial a Mechanical Lock Combination:
1. Turn the dial to the LEFT (counter clock-wise), stopping when _(1st number)_ is aligned with the opening index the FOURTH time.
2. Turn the dial to the RIGHT (clockwise), stopping when _(2nd number)_ is aligned with the opening index the THIRD time.
3. Turn the dial to the LEFT (counter clock-wise), stopping when _(3rd number)_ is aligned with the opening index the SECOND time.
4.Turn the dial to the RIGHT (clockwise), until the dial stops, and the bolt retracts.

Using the Day Key: Most safes come with a key locking dial. Close the door and turn the safe handle. To lock the dial, insert the dial key and turn the key a half a turn clockwise. Turn the dial to the right (clockwise). The dial should stop around 87.

Note: The day key feature is not suggested to use as the main source of security.

  1. Rotate the dial counterclockwise to the number 0.
  2. Insert the key and turn it 180 degrees counterclockwise until it stops.
  3. Remove the key and verify the dial is locked by turning the handle.

S&G Mechanical Lock Support

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Using an Electronic Lock

S&G Electronic Lock Support
For Electronic Lock Instructions

Sargent & Greenleaf 6120 Electronic Lock:
1. Press 1-2-3-4-5-6-#, wait for tone.
2. Turn handle

LP Combination Lock Support

Check out www.lplocks.com

For Combination Lock Instructions

 

 

LP Electronic Lock Support

Check out www.lplocks.comFor Electronic Lock Instructions "Base Line Key Pad - Dual User Set-Up Instructions"

LaGard/Kaba Electronic Lock Support

Check out www.kaba-mas.com
For Electronic Lock Instructions

LaGard Basic 3715 / 3000 / 4715 Electronic Keypad:
1. Press 1-2-3-4-5-6, wait for tone.
2. Turn handle

Using an EMP Redundant Lock

LaGard Combination lock (Redundant Lock):

1. Turn the dial to the RIGHT (clockwise), stopping when _(1st number)_ is aligned with the opening index the FIFTH time.
1. Turn the dial to the LEFT (counter clock-wise), stopping when _(2nd number)_ is aligned with the opening index the FOURTH time.
2. Turn the dial to the RIGHT (clockwise), stopping when _(3rd number)_ is aligned with the opening index the THIRD time.
3. Turn the dial to the LEFT (counter clock-wise), stopping when _(4th number)_ is aligned with the opening index the SECOND time.
4.Turn the dial to the RIGHT (clockwise), until the dial stops, and the bolt retracts.

Securam Combination Lock (EMP Redundant Lock / Safe Logic Xtreme)

 

Sun Welding Safe Company - Lost Dial Keys

1.You will need your safes serial number.

2.Call Sun Welding 805-584-6678.

3.If your safe was built before 1996 we can not provide duplicate dial keys. You will need to contact a locksmith.

4. Make sure your safe is registered in our database. If you have not registered your safe - click here.

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Sun Welding Safe Company - Lost Combination

Lost Combination Instructions

Lost Combination:
1.You will need your safes serial number.
2.Find out if you registered your safe. Call Sun Welding with your serial number at 805-584-6678.
3.Download the form “Lost Combination Form” for a lost combo or duplicate keys.
4.Fill out the “Lost Combination Form” in it's entirety and Notarize form. Provide all required information stated on the form.
5.Return the forms to Sun Welding. Fax 805-584-6169 or email: info@sunweldingsafes.com
6.Be sure to send any additional information needed. If you can not provide all of the required information please contact a locksmith for assistance opening your safe.
7.Be sure to include payment information.

SERIAL NUMBER-If your safe was built BEFORE 1996
The serial number will be located in one of two places, depending on the hinge side of your safe. If the safe is a left hand hinged safe the serial number will be located either on the left outside of the safe, on a silver sticker, or on the inside frame of the door, on a silver sticker. If the safe is a right hand hinged safe the serial number will be located either on the right outside of the safe, on a silver sticker, or on the inside frame of the door, on a silver sticker.

SERIAL NUMBER-If your safe was built AFTER 1996
The serial number is located inside the opening edge of the door frame. You will need to call Sun Welding and verify your warranty registration was received. If you did not register your safe there will be no record of the serial number. You will need to call a locksmith.

 Purchase and Extended Lock Warranty

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Common Warranty Questions:

 Paint:   Paint carries a two year warranty from Sun Welding.  This does not cover you scratching or misuse/abuse of the safe.  Touch up paint (small vial) can be purchased for $10 under the accessories.
Mechanical Locks: Sargent & Greenleaf and BigRed the manufacture of the mechanical locks offers a two year warranty from date of manufacture.  Sun Welding offers a 10 year and lifetime warranty on some mechanical locks.  Per the lock manufacture the lock should be serviced every year. Never force or strike the dial.
Electronic Locks:  LP the manufacture of the lock offer a two year warranty from date of manufacture.

LaGard/Kaba (LG), Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G), and SecuRam the manufacture of the electronic lock offer a one year warranty from date of manufacture. 

Sun Welding offers a 10 year and lifetime warranty on some electronic locks.  We will not cover the locksmith entry if you are at fault for damaging the safe (this falls under misuse/abuse). The safe will be examined by the lock manufacturer to determine what the malfunction is and how it occurred. The reason we don't cover them in our standard warranty is because we told you how these are like any other electronic device you have ever owned. They are not designed to last a lifetime. The locks need to maintained. Per the locks manufacture the lock should be serviced every year.
Failing to Change the Combo Correctly:  Sun Welding gives you as much instruction as possible to prevent this from happening, however, if you end up needing a locksmith after failing to change the combination, you will need to cover the charges. Please keep in mind we can tell the difference between user error and malfunction.
Bolt Down: We require the safe being properly bolted down to prevent injury. Do not open the safe while it's upside down, or on it's back. Keep children at a safe distance while shutting the safe.

Warranty Service:   
To obtain warranty service, the purchaser must provide a letter from their home owners insurance company denying payment/coverage of the safe. The letter must reference; burglary or fire, include prior authorization to return the defective safe (empty of contents), include proof of purchase (if we don't already have you in our system), supply photographs of the damage prior to shipping, be within 30 days of the incident, and have the safe ready to be picked up ( bolted to a pallet, foam, and cardboard boxed) at a location the freight company can pick it up. This warranty does not cover any cost to remove or install the current or replacement safe.

 

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HOW THE SAFES ARE BUILT

About the Door:
Sun Welding uses American parts as much as possible. The door starts with a standard solid steel plate door ranging from 1/2" to 3/16" (thicker steel upon request), that is 43% thicker than most competitors 12 gauge (.106") composite drywall door.  Many manufactures use 12 gauge or the same thickness as the body for the frame on the safe, making their door flexible and vulnerable to pry attacks.  Next, backed by Sun Welding's cam drive mechanism moving from one to three active driven bars, a locking shear made from solid 1/2" square steel, and 1" diameter locking bolts.  These are supported by a solid 3/16" thick structural steel frame makes Sun Welding's door more rigid to resist against pry attacks.  The lock support block and R60 hard plate, totals 3/4" thick to resist from drill and hammer attacks.  With two re-lockers one remote and one internal within the lock, adding extra layers of security. 
Sun Welding's doors are 3" thick and are all removable. Exterior hinges allow the door to open over 180 degrees and are removable to assist with moving. The linkage in the door is supported by one of the strongest frames in the industry, a 3/16" frame on every model.  Every bolt pin on a Sun Welding safe is individually mounted and connected to a linkage system for smooth operation.  Many manufactures bolt pins are connected to a linkage rod that operates all as one part.  Pressure applied to one pin will directly effect the remaining pins on that rod. Sun Welding's doors are over built in all critical attack points making them one of the strongest in the industry!


Below: Competitors Bolts


             

 

About the Door Frame:   

                                                                                                                                                                   Sun Welding is one of the few safe manufactures that makes the door and body frame thicker than the basic industry standard.  Sun Welding does not form / bend the door or body frame from the same thickness that the door or body is made from.  Why don't we do this? Well if you were buying a entry level safe, say our Renegade Series, the door is 3/16" and the body is 12 gauge.  Most companies offer form bent composite drywall style doors where the door frame is formed / bent into shape using thin 12 gauge material and this becomes is your door frame. The bolts in the door are supported by this thin material.  That is your security.  On Sun Welding Safes the door frame is made from solid 3/16" structural steel angle.  Now the locking bolts are supported, or reinforced in a manner so they resist a pry attack.  Sun Welding doors do not use cheap plastic bolt guides either.   Since the doors on all Sun Welding safes are recessed the body frame helps protect the bolts from an attack.  The bolts on all Sun Welding safes extend behind the body frame and are protected. Reinforced bolt works and thick steel are the key to preventing a successful attack on a door.

Below: Competitors safe pried open.


About the Hinges: 

                                                                                                                                                                   Sun Welding uses a heavy duty external hinges allowing the safe door to be removable. External hinges allow the safe door to open a full 180 degrees. Exposed hinges do not compromise security.  The only advantage to internal hinges is the cosmetic look of it. A disadvantage to internal hinges are the large pockets of missing fire liner that are required for the hinge to rotate inward and the ability to open the door just over 90 degrees.

Below: A Sun Welding Hinge from an attack.


Below: A competitor internal hinge. Showing the pocket of fire liner removed for the hinge to rotate into the safe.

 


About the Bolts:   

                                                                                                                                                                   Sun Welding safe are all 2.5" long with a 70,000 pound yield point, longer than a majority of the safes in the market. Each pins extends 1/2" behind the body frame. Do not be deceived by thicker bolts.  Sun Welding uses a 1" diameter bolt.  Some manufactures have increased the size of the bolt to 1.25" or 1.5" thick to give the appearance of more security.  Even under tremendous amounts of force our 1" bolts will not move from an attack. Don't be fooled by multiple locking bolts.  The true test of a locking system is how it is protected.


About the Re-lockers:                                                                                                                           

Sun Welding safe has two re-lockers located inside the safe.  The safe re-locker is protected behind one 1/2" steel pate and one 1/2" hard plate.  The proper mounted hard plate helps protect the safe against drilling, punching, or manipulation to the lock.  The other re-locker can be found inside the lock box.  With four difference manufacture's to choose from there is a lock to fit your needs.  All locks used by Sun Welding are group II UL listed locks.

About the Steel:                                                                                                                                       

Sun Welding offers standard from 12 gauge to 1/4" steel bodies.  When comparing our 3/16" safe body to a 12 gauge safe body, this safe has 77% more steel.  In addition, the door frame (inside the door) is made with all 3/16" steel. The grade steel used is A36 and it is made in America. Sun Welding understands that not everyone can afford or has a need for 1/4" steel bodies and that is why we build from 12 gauge, entry level, up to the most secure solid 1/4" body.  We also are well known for custom thicknesses up to 2" thick.


Pictured Below: Competitor entry level safe.


About the Build: 

Sun Welding uses MIG welding which is a hot weld for complete penetration.  You will not find any skip welds in the bodies of a Sun Welding Safe.  Sun Welding Safes uni-body build is a single piece of steel.  Sun Welding Safes' doors will not allow a crow bar because of how deep they are recessed. Come check out our showroom where we can show you a competitors safe with skip welds on the backside of the safe where you can see the heat marks from a fire directly attacking those gaps.

Below: Competitors safe hammered open from skip welds


About the Fire Rating: 

The fire rating on a Sun Welding safe is independently tested and rated.  The problem with a safe fire rating is that none of the manufactures have tested the safes at the same facility, under the same specifications.  There are many variations of fire testing and ratings for gun safes. Sun Welding would like to be UL Fire rated since they are the only honest testing facility, but they want too much money to test each safe. We offer many different sizes and options that would need to be tested at very high prices for each. We have tested our safes in an oven that was 1200 degrees and at 'x' minutes (basic is 30 minutes up to 120 minutes) the internal temperature of the safe reached 350 degrees. Sun Welding also adds a fire proof safe gasket.  The gasket is designed to prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and moisture by expanding seven times it's size. The fire gasket fits against the door perfectly every time. Sun Welding uses a 5/8" thick gypsum fire board to internally line the walls of the safes for fire rating, many competitors only use a 1/2" thick piece of material. 

 


About the Finish: 

Every Sun Welding safe is hand painted and logos are hand applied.  The interior is built to the order specifications and installed.  Every Sun Welding Safe comes with a lifetime warranty against workmanship.  We even offer extended warranties for the locks.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING A GUN SAFE
 




Know your steel thicknesses: Don't be fooled by the 2" thick doors that are filled with drywall, called "composite" style doors. Appearing to be about 6 inches thick, but only formed out of 12 gauge steel and bend when shaking the door.

Pictured below: A couple competitors "composite" style doors.


 


Pictured below: A Sun Welding SOLID 3/8" steel door.




Where it's made: Is the product your looking at American made? An easy way to tell is based off of the size.  Any safe built 59.5"H is an imported safe.

Their warranty: Only cover the linkage parts for a year with their warranty.

Their thick bolts: Some bolts look larger, but upon closer inspection there is not much of a deadbolt. There is no support for the bolt as it engages when you shut it.

Their welds: Some safes on the market have inadequate welding along the safe body called skip welding. In an attack or fire these areas are the first to fail.

Their Internal Hinge: Beware of manufacturers that will have you believe hidden hinges are just as good as exposed hinges. Internal hinges allow for only 90 degree door opening and there is a pocket cut into the fire rating where the hinge must go.  Exposed hinges are stronger and allow for easier removal and hanging of the door.

CA DOJ Approved: All Sun Welding Safes exceed the CA DOJ requirements.

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