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The Art of Making Custom Code Cards

In the world of locksmiths, creating custom code cards is an essential skill. In this blog we explain how to make custom code cards for Kwikset locks using the Triton Plus key machine. While the process may seem daunting at first, once you understand the math behind it, it becomes much easier. With a little bit of know-how, a locksmith can have the flexibility to customize any system as needed.

To make a custom code card, a locksmith needs to understand the depths of the pins that will be used in the lock. When looking at the Triton Plus screen or a code software program, the depths for each pin will be listed. In the case of Kwikset locks, depth 1 is 329 and depth 2 is 305, and so on. However, these are not the bottom pin numbers; they are the depths on the actual key. The depths listed for Quickset locks are in a different column, and to understand what to do, the locksmith must add the depths and bottom pin numbers together to find the sheer airline where the bottom and top pins will meet. Once they have that number, they can create a custom code card.

In conclusion, making custom code cards for locks is an essential skill for any locksmith. While it may seem daunting at first, understanding the math behind it can make it much easier. With the flexibility to create custom systems as needed, locksmiths can offer their clients the best possible service. By following the process outlined by Billy and PJ any locksmith can make custom code cards for Kwikset locks using the Triton Plus key machine.

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