Whether your main business is giving copy house keys to clients, producing huge master key systems, helping vending candy machine clients, or working with cars, you need a precise key machine, more than one in some cases.

  • Manual Key Machines

Key machines work in three directions, known only as X, Y, and Z-axis. The X-axis is the left-to-right movement. Y-axis is moving in and out, while the Z-axis is upward and downward. Manual duplicators such as permit you to control all elements of duplicating a cylindrical key. After clasping the key itself and the key blank in the jaws, you apply the Y power against the cutter and the X movement.

  • Semi-Automatic Key Machines

These duplicators have the element of being speedy and the benefit of consistency for anyone using them. The advantage is that your client gets a trustworthy copy key over and over. This explains why self-automatic machines have become the norm of the business.

A switch controlled self-automatic machine cuts precise copy keys with speed! It can cut a standard single-sided key in only seven seconds because the extra-wide tight clamp jaw spacing fits keys with huge bows and long blades. It is viable with most generators/Inverters 500-watt yield and higher.

  • Automatic Key Machines

Completely automatic duplicator machines used to be mostly found in tool shops either being rented or given almost no charge if up to a particular number of keys were cut each month. Many lock shops have them, and they have their place in your situation. These machines have a completely controlled X movement and Y power. After clasping, a switch is pushed, letting the machine to start duplicating. A spring-fed carriage applies the blank against the shaper, and a screw or shaft starts the X motion. These machines are typically slow, and some go through two cycles to be sure the key is completely sliced to perfection. Some thick keys may require the process to be repeated.

  • Tubular Key Machines

Tubular machines are made explicitly for rounded keys and can fall into the copying or code cutting class. Tubular keys come in various breadths and pin positions. The pins are focused or counterbalanced from the 12 o’clock position of the tab. Offset left and balance right is still thought to be standard. Standard tubular duplicators should replicate the left, middle, and right keys. To deal with other key measurements, one might need other cylindrical machines. Tubular code cutters can be mechanized or turned by hand.

  • High-Security Sidewinder Key Machines

Although an ever-increasing number of vehicles are being sold with keyless starts and fobs to open doors, there remains an immense number of vehicles out and about today that are unlocked with mechanical keys, usually high security “sidewinder” type keys. A specific key machine is required to cut these keys. With the sidewinder, you won’t have bulky rods and levers to control the carriage. It has no connectors or special braces to hold keys. What you will get is a couple of reversible tight clamps that will fit practically any high-security key being used today.

Sam Allcock