Key Cutting Machine | Demo of the “Classic” HPC Speedex!
The HPC 9160 Speedex key machine is a full-size key machine and it's made in the USA. It comes with a 4-Way jaw. This can cut any standard edge style like key... automotive, residential, all of them, and the jaws are wide enough to cut remote head keys. It also comes with a drop-down key gauge and a built-in buffer wheel.
Cutting a Classic Schlage SC4 key
Prepare the SC4 key, existing key as well as the copy. Put the existing key to the left and the copy to the right. Drop the key gauge down, and get it aligned. Once we have the existing key on the left, clamp down, slide in the copy until it stops on the shoulder. Open it up, and make sure to get it nice and flat. Pop the drop-down gauge up.
Now, we're ready to cut the key. On the right side, turn the switch on. Cut the key, and once cut, clean it in the built-in buffer wheel. You’re good to go.
Cutting the B106 key
Prepare the B106 key, existing key as well as the copy. Since the HPC 9160 Speedex key machine has 4-way jaws, look for groove patterns that you can get the key stuck on. Put the existing key to the left, drop the key gauge, use tip stop, and tighten it down. Do this to the right side as well.
Time to cut the key. Turn the switch on and cut the key. Once cut, just flip it around, and cut the other side. Use a tip stop and clamp it down.
And there you have it! You can cut B106, or the transponder version, the B111 on this machine without any problems. The HPC Speedex key machine gets the job done and you have to love the full-size motor on it. I think that's something that a lot of people don't consider when they're looking at either the mini Speedex or the Speedex is the size of the motor and the cutting RPM. I'd love to know what your thoughts are on this key machine. It's been around for a long time and I'd love to know, do you love it? Do you hate it? Are you somewhere in the middle? Let us know in the comments below!