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  • Today we’re going to talk about how to cut a tubular key using the Ilco 009B tubular key duplicator. This machine is designed to cut the most common kind of tubular key, which is also known as the mid-sized, 137B, or 1137S key depending upon the manufacturer. These kinds of keys usually have seven or eight cuts along the key. 
  • Today we will be talking about how to cut a Lexus 80k emergency key on the Futura Auto. We get a lot of questions about these Lexus emergency keys, primarily because they are very thin in comparison to other kinds of emergency keys out on the market. Sometimes, you may have to use a different kind of cutter or shim, so there are always a lot of concerns people have. 
  • The Silca Swift Plus is designed specifically to cut a high security key, which is among the most difficult kinds of keys to cut. If you are in the market for a high quality, and value priced high security key duplicator, you need to check this thing out.
  • Impressioning is one of the most rewarding and satisfying skills in the locksmithing world today. Having the ability to take a blank key, stick it in a locked lock, and to be able to look at the marks on the key, and then file down that key to get it to work is simply a great life skill to have.
  • Today we’re going to be talking about the Toyota TR-47 clamping adapter. These adapters consist of two little metal pieces with a groove in them that works perfectly in the TR47 keyway. If you find yourself struggling to find a TR47 key, especially when you clamp the adapter in and the key ends up falling out, typically it’s because you don’t have enough material on the bottom groove to hold the key properly into place. These adapters will make this common problem on older key machines go away (such older machines commonly come with a two-way jaw).
  • Do you own an automatic high security key machine? If so, you know that they were meant to cut all brass keys. However, lately it’s been a lot more common to see a lot of hard metal keys instead. Today, we’re going to talk about two settings that you can use on just about any automatic high security key machine so you can cut metal keys far more efficiently.
  • How To Change The Belt on an HPC Mini Speedex 9120RM The HPC Mini Speedex 9120RM is a high quality, American-made key duplicating machine. Thanks t...
  • If you are in the market for a key duplicator that is high quality and value priced, you need to check the Silca Swift Plus High Security Duplicator out. This duplicator is capable of cutting any kind of high security keys, and it does so very efficiently.
  • The SL-500 Key Pro Punch Button Key Box is a large sized key box that is capable of holding a large number of keys. It’s also incredibly simple to set password combinations and was intentionally designed to prevent creating scuffs or scratches on your doors.
  • Have you ever been on a routine job, only to come across an old, Weiser style of lock? Allow us to show you a quick and easy way to get it apart so...
  • With over 40,000 sold, the Rytan RY57 Original Spinner is a classic tool in the locksmiths toolbox. If you’re not a locksmith or are new to picking locks, a spinner tool is used to turn a lock plug that has been picked in the wrong direction or will not pick in the right direction. This can be a common challenge for locksmiths. A plug spinner such as the Rytan RY57 works by allowing the user to turn the plug fast enough so that the pins do not have enough time to fall back into the chamber that is keeping the plug immobilized. The lock spinner is an extremely useful tool and is part of a locksmith’s basic kit.
  • Locks with a privacy function come in all grades including; Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 depending on the environment in which they are being installed (ie. residential, business or heavy commercial) Learn how the privacy function works and how it is used by viewing our privacy lock video.
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