Automatic High Security Key Machine Tips | Video

 

Automatic High Security Key Machine Tips | Video 

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 Cut Metal Keys with Your Automatic High Security Key Machine More Easily?

The first setting is the steps. By steps, we mean the number of passes on each side of the key it will take in order to cut the key. For the standard machine, this will take two passes, meaning the cutters will need to take two passes on each side of the key in order to cut it.

Automatic Key Machine Step Settings

On an automatic high security key machine, you’re going to want to increase the number of passes to four to five on each side of the key in order to cut it. This will add more time to the overall cutting process, but at the same time, it will allow the cutter to cut just one more depth at a time with each pass. This reduces the amount of stress that will be put on the cutter, and therefore limits the odds of having a malfunction or mechanical breakdown with your high security key machine.

The second setting to change is the cutting speed. This does not refer to reducing the speed at which the cutter is spinning, but rather at the actual speed at which it is cutting. This is how fast the jaw is moving on the cutter to cut the key. Slow down the cutting speed by 10% to 20% when you are cutting hard metal keys.

Automatic Key Machine Speed Settings


In summary, when cutting a hard metal key with an automatic high security key machine, increase the number of passes that the cutter makes while also reducing the overall speed of the cutter. This will make your automatic high security key machine last longer to provide you with many years of reliable service.

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