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Key Machine | Silca Flash 008

The Silca Flash 008 Manual Key Duplicator is an essential #LockBoss locksmith machine. Here are some reasons why.



There's a lot of distance between the jaws, so cutting any remote head key is a non-issue. As far as the jaws go, there are four-way jaws on this machine. All you have to do is loosen up the jaw, pick both pieces up, turn it, and it can go around to the different jobs. This is important because the job you're going to cut like an SC1 key on will be different from what you cut the B106 key.

It also has a micro adjuster that is handy when you need to recalibrate the machine.



It comes with a buffer wheel right here.

The turn knob makes it convenient when you're cutting a key. All you have to do is hold the jaw up like this, and you get to move the wheel back and forth. It's kind of like a semi-automatic in a way, instead of having like a lever right here that you would move back and forth. It has this nice little wheel, which is convenient.



Most keys have a shoulder stop like this SC1.



So when you go ahead and set the keys in like this, you adjust them, bring up the little gauge (it's spring-loaded, so you just put it up there), and align the keys. And that's how you're going to align them.


But as far as tip stop keys go, you have to use these two little bars or use one if you want.



If you notice here, a little tip, I put a magnet-earth magnet on the end of this machine to hold these because they're metal, and it makes it friendly, so you don't lose them.

What happens with these is you take one of these, and you go ahead, and you stick it in like that, and then you would put your key in and align it, just like that. Alright, so that's the two different ways, whether it's a tip stop, or you'll use these little bars. Otherwise, you'll use this flip-up shoulder gauge right here.





Let's go ahead and let's cut an SC1 key. Put the original key in on the left side, the one we want to duplicate, and the blank key on the right side. Flip-up the little shoulder gauge to align the keys.


Once we have that, we're going to flip this gauge down and turn the machine on. What we'll do here is I'll bring up to the very start of the key. I'm going to hold it up here with my left hand, and I'm going to move this with my right hand by spinning it at a pleasant and slow pace vice versa.

Alright, so we're going to turn the machine off, and we'll buffer the newly-cut key.
So that is the Silca Flash 008 key machine. There are many factors you should consider when buying a manual key machine so make sure you find the features that are most important to you. This machine's been out for a few years now, and I'd love to hear from you if you currently own this machine. Please, in the comments below, tell me how you have liked it. Thank you, guys, and we'll see you next time!

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