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  • Cutting a Tubular Key On the Ilco Tubular Key Duplicator | Video
    June 29, 2020 PJ Slauson

    Cutting a Tubular Key On the Ilco Tubular Key Duplicator | Video

    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. 
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  • Our 5 Favorite Key Machines
    February 17, 2016 Jake Douglas

    Our 5 Favorite Key Machines

    Our 5 Favorite Key Machines  The key machine is an essential piece of equipment for a locksmith or key cutter. Whether you are a business owner yourself or you perform key cutting services for the company or organization you work...

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  • Cleaning The Carriage Shaft On Key Machines
    February 11, 2015 Jake Douglas

    Cleaning The Carriage Shaft On Key Machines

    As owners and operators of key machines know, brass shavings end up in every nook and cranny of the machine and surrounding area. These shavings have little effect on the operation of most of the key machine parts, but can...

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  • The HD In Ilco Key Machines
    January 18, 2015 Jake Douglas

    The HD In Ilco Key Machines

    So what puts the "HD" in the newest Ilco Key Machines? Everyone can see there is an obvious color change to the new Ilco HD key machines, but is there anything beyond cosmetic changes? In fact, there is! Ilco has...

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  • Framon Sidewinder 2
    September 16, 2014 Jake Douglas

    Framon Sidewinder 2

    Framon Sidewinder 2 The Framon Sidewinder 2 Is High Security Key Duplication and Code Cutting At Their Finest It is hard to find a high security key machine and duplicator that offer as much as the recently released Sidewinder 2....

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  • Declining Costs Of High Security Key Machines
    August 28, 2014 Jake Douglas

    Declining Costs Of High Security Key Machines

    Declining Costs Of High Security Key Machines As with any new technology, the initial years are always the most expensive. When a product has been on the market for a longer period of time, with growing competition, the cost is...

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