How to Use a Key Maker Machine

If you’ve ever lost your keys, you know how frustrating it can be. Whether…
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If you’ve ever lost your keys, you know how frustrating it can be. Whether you’re locked out of your car or your home, a key maker machine can come in handy. Key maker machines can be used to create duplicate keys for your car, home, or office. Keep reading to learn how to use a key maker machine.

What is a key maker machine?


A key maker machine is a device used to create keys. Locksmiths typically use these machines, and they can be used to create a variety of different types of keys. The machine has several parts: the key blank, the cutting wheel, and the die. The key blank is what you put the key into to make it. The cutting wheel is what cuts the teeth into the key blank. The die is what stamps out the other part of the key. A few different types of key maker machines are available on the market.

The most common type is the manual key maker machine. This type of machine requires you to put the key you want to cut into the machine and then use a hand crank to cut the new key. Manual key maker machines are generally less expensive than electronic key maker machines, but they can be more challenging to use. Electronic key maker machines are a little more expensive than manual key maker machines, but they are much easier to use. With an electronic key maker machine, you simply put the key you want to cut into the machine and press a few buttons. Electronic key maker machines are also generally more accurate than manual key maker machines.

How do you use a key maker machine?


To use the machine, you first have to insert the key blank into the top of it. Then, you put the type of key you want it to be on top of that and line up all of the dots. You will need to select the type of key that you want to create. You can do this by pressing the corresponding buttons on the key maker machine. Once you have chosen the type of key, you will need to place the blade of the blank key into the groove at the top of the machine. Finally, you press down on it and pull out your newly made copy of the old key.

When you have finished cutting your key with the key maker machine, you will need to remove any rough edges on the new key. To do this, use a file to smooth out the edges. Hold the key firmly against a flat surface and use short strokes along the entire length of the key. Be careful not to damage the key’s blade or make it too thin.

Should you make copies of your new key?

If you lose your key or it becomes damaged, you can use a key maker machine to create a new one. You will need the following: the original key, the key blank for your lock, and the key maker machine. Here are a few things to consider before making copies of your new key:

  • How often do you need access to your key? If you only need access to your key a few times a year, it might not be worth making copies. You’re more likely to lose or damage your copy than if you just kept the original.
  • How many people will need access to the key? If you need to give access to your key to multiple people, then making copies might be the better option. You don’t have to worry about giving out your only copy of the key.
  • What’s the risk of losing your key? Making copies might be a good idea if you’re worried about losing your key. This way, you’ll still have a backup copy if you lose your key.
  • What’s the cost of making copies? Most locksmiths will charge a small fee for making copies of your key.