Cutting Keys From Cylinder Numbers

Posted by Irene Pollak in Locksmith, re-key | 0 comments

Cutting your keys from cylinder numbers are usually on the lock that is in your door, car etc., many lock manufacturers record the cutting depths and details to enable companies like us to reproduce keys without the need to replace locks.  In most cases the key number will be stamped on the front of the lock next to where the key enters, in some cases the number may also be stamped on the original key as well.

The next step we take is to make sure that each key has smooth edges after key cutting, the reasons are as follows;

1. Most commonly finishing the new copy to ensure when the key is used in the lock it does not leave any scores or imperfections on the leavers/detainers inside the lock,

2. If the levers or detainers were to get scored this could result in more than one lever/detainer lifting inside the lock in operation causing a potential lock out situation.

3.  The same applies to deburing cylinder type keys or any type of pin tumbler or wafer style lock as swarf (tiny fragments of metal) can get into the lock and cause issues with tolerances or reliability of that lock.

These are actions and practices a licensed locksmith would take as they have a great understanding of what goes on inside the lock once the key is entered.  That is why you should always have your keys cut at a professional locksmiths and not the hardware store as the extra measures we take to ensure you keys will not damage your lock will save you in the long term.

 While your with us, take just an extra 5 minutes to chat to us, we are full of handy tips that may increase your security measures where you need it.  Call Toowoomba Locksmiths today for any key cutting solutions or extra lock security you may require.

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The graph below gives you an idea of just how different keys can be.key number

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