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Tibbe Key Cutting.. Yes or No Way?

Cutting Tibbe keys is one of those things that a lot of people in the US who work with locks and keys didn't grow up cutting, unless you were an automotive specialist that dealt with those types of vehicles. So, for a lot of us, when we hear Tibbe keys, we find it weird. Those are different and we don't even know where to start. Well, this is a game changer for you!

One of the great things about working with Tibbe keys is there's going to be more margin than your standard high-security Ford key, or a basic H75 edge cut Ford key. Here’s a complete guide on how to cut the Ford Tibbe keys by code using the Triton plus. Also, prepare a lock to test if our key will work!


All right, so I have our Ford/Jaguar Tibbe key here, and we're going to be cutting and then, of course, we need to have a lock to test it. So we'll be doing that when we're done. So we're going to be cutting this key by code.


Start by pulling the 2002-2008, Jaguar X-Type. Let's click on it.


Tap Input button and start putting the input of the cuts that you have. You could be doing this if you decoded a lock, or you have the key code.


In this example, the cuts are going to be 2-1-2-1-4-4. Once we have those, hit OK.

Click the plus sign near Align and use S4.


Lift the hood and install the key. This process is a lot different than a normal key you put in. Push the key into the slot at the end. Hold the key straight or as flat as you possibly can, take an Allen wrench on the top, and tighten the key.


Adjust this part and align the little mark to 1.


Once the key has been set, go back to the screen and hit cut.      


Check the details displayed and hit cut. Remember to use 2.0mm bit. The following pop up were done but you can double check it before you click OK.


After it is calibrated, a notice will pop up.


You have to turn it to 2. Go back to the key, move the knob and loosen it. Move it to 2, then tighten it down. Once done, hit OK on the screen.


Once done, another notice will pop up. In this case, it is turn key to number 4.

Set it up and move it to 4, as the picture tells us. Try to perfect it and hit OK.

Keep following the instructions. We're going to go to the other side of the first of the side of the key. Open that up and go over here to 2.

Tighten it down and hit OK.


Turn the key to number 4. Remember the bitting we put in? Notice how we've been moving the dial around here since 1.


This pop up might confuse you because we tightened it down with that Allen wrench. You might be like, ‘Okay, how am I supposed to do this?’


Well, you don't need to take the jaw off or anything like that. Just loosen the side again and flip it around. Tighten it down and click OK.


The following pop ups will require turning it to the bitting; follow the instructions on the screen before clicking OK.

Once the cutting is done, you should have a completed key. Open the lid, unscrew the key using the Allen, and pull it out.


Test the newly cut key.


How cool is it that the Triton cuts it with ease? If you track the time that it took to do that, I think it's about four or five minutes without trying to hurry up and race. The good news is that if you buy the Triton machine and you don't get the ultimate edition that has all of the jaws, you can purchase that jaw affordably. Click the link to check that out. But of course, I want to know from all of you out there if you don't like cutting Tibbe keys? Have you watched the demonstration on YouTube? Does it change your mind? If you have cut Tibbe keys and you're familiar with them, I would love to know if you use a different machine than the Triton Plus. Thank you, and we'll see you next time.

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