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  • The 4 Most Common Types of Key Blanks
    May 13, 2016 Jake Douglas

    The 4 Most Common Types of Key Blanks

    A key that is not made to a precise bitting is a key blank. The particular cross-sectional profile of the blank must match a corresponding lock cylinder's keyway. The large, flat end of the key bow is often indicative of a particular...

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  • What Key Blanks To Buy
    June 11, 2015 Jake Douglas

    What Key Blanks To Buy

    Would you like plastic or paper today...or brass? It may be a question more people are asking. From the grocery store to the lock shop, do you want plastic? It can be a tough question for some locksmiths who are...

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  • 15 Most Popular Home And Commercial Key Blanks
    August 12, 2014 Jake Douglas

    15 Most Popular Home And Commercial Key Blanks

    Starting locksmiths may have a hard time deciding which key blanks to stock upon initial order. There are a variety of locks on the market today. Without a sales history or other seasoned locksmiths to draw from, it can be...

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  • Stock Those Key Blanks?
    October 22, 2013 PJ Slauson

    Stock Those Key Blanks?

    Stock Those Key Blanks? Are there some key blanks that simply are worth stocking and other key blanks that are better left in the hands of wholesale warehouses? A properly stocked shop and mobile vehicle are an absolute essential. There...

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  • C123 Key Blanks
    October 10, 2013 Jake Douglas

    C123 Key Blanks

    C123 Key Blanks What started out as a new keyway by Schlage turned into a very popular alternative to some of their more popular keyways. The C123 key blanks have an additional security feature that has been very attractive to...

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  • Key Gauges
    August 29, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Key Gauges

    Key Gauges When rekeying, cutting keys by code, or a list of other locksmith services, key gauges are a fast and reliable way to judge the depth of a particular space on a key. Key gauges are available for many...

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  • Are Do Not Duplicate Keys Worth It ?
    July 16, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Are Do Not Duplicate Keys Worth It ?

    Are Do Not Duplicate Keys Worth It? WEIGHING THE COST OF DO NOT DUPLICATE KEY BLANKS… From schools to business, even residential customers, every locksmith knows the frequency people come in and request do not duplicate (DND) key blanks to...

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  • VATS Keys
    June 13, 2013 Jake Douglas

    VATS Keys

    VATS Keys During a period of the 1980’s and 1990’s, GM introduced a security feature on many vehicles called a VATS chip. These keys were generic single or double sided key blanks with an integrated resistor. The ECU of the...

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  • Key Blanks In Bulk
    June 6, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Key Blanks In Bulk

    Key Blanks in Bulk As businesses of all industries grow, they inevitably are faced with the problem and joy of consumers using more and more of their goods on a daily or weekly basis. As stock depletes quicker, inventory has...

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