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What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

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Anthony

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Post Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:20 pm

What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

Looking to buy a laser cutting machine but not sure
About what to buy
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Post Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:20 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

How many lasers do you intend to cut? And what kind? CO2? YAG? LED?

Actually a serious question - do you intend to do code cutting or duplicating? The machine requirements are different. Can't use D&S keys for a laser/sidewinder machine.

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Anthony

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Post Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:17 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

Code cutting. I found some around a couple
Grand but I couldn't find any reviews on them
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Post Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:28 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

The SEC E9 looks like a good by
but I don't no alot about these machines
I just ran across them watching locksmith videos
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Post Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:01 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

Well its generally the one I am stood at - laser key cutting requires a bit of skill and the machine will not do all the work

any machine made by silca - will give you many years of service if looked after and maintained
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Post Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:02 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

Thanks I will check it out
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:41 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

I heard of a machine that will decode your original key and then cut it by code. Also heard it was really really expensive.

I've been thinking of switching locksmith companies to work at an automotive locksmith company. I love to work on cars.

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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:10 pm

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

I don't have a business or anything I just want a affordable machine I can learn on. I still have tons to learn .
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:09 pm

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

Anthony wrote:I don't have a business or anything I just want a affordable machine I can learn on. I still have tons to learn .


I am a hobbyist, and my opinion is you could learn a lot using manual machines such as the HPC Blitz or the Framon 2 machine. I like that with the Framon machine, you're dialing in the actual measurements - there's a bit more thinkng and work with it, but if you have to do something unusual, it's a lot easier to do it with that machine. Since I'm not originating keys for vehicles or vending machines or high security locks, I didn't purchase a machine with that capability.

I have a pak-a-punch too - it's handy, but I think you learn more by actually cutting keys to particular measurements. My pak-a-punch is great for Schlage keys, but for Best A2 I've had to file the keys to get them into tolerance. Also, you are only able to cut keys you have jigs for. HPC has a punch, but I think it's only suitable for certain blanks.
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:39 pm

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

tpark wrote:
Anthony wrote:I don't have a business or anything I just want a affordable machine I can learn on. I still have tons to learn .


I am a hobbyist, and my opinion is you could learn a lot using manual machines such as the HPC Blitz or the Framon 2 machine. I like that with the Framon machine, you're dialing in the actual measurements - there's a bit more thinkng and work with it, but if you have to do something unusual, it's a lot easier to do it with that machine. Since I'm not originating keys for vehicles or vending machines or high security locks, I didn't purchase a machine with that capability.

I have a pak-a-punch too - it's handy, but I think you learn more by actually cutting keys to particular measurements. My pak-a-punch is great for Schlage keys, but for Best A2 I've had to file the keys to get them into tolerance. Also, you are only able to cut keys you have jigs for. HPC has a punch, but I think it's only suitable for certain blanks.


But the HPC Blitz and Framon 2 do not cut sidewinder or laser keys.

Framon does make a Sidewinder key machine, but am not familiar with it.

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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:01 pm

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

GWiens2001 wrote:
tpark wrote:
Anthony wrote:I don't have a business or anything I just want a affordable machine I can learn on. I still have tons to learn .


I am a hobbyist, and my opinion is you could learn a lot using manual machines such as the HPC Blitz or the Framon 2 machine. I like that with the Framon machine, you're dialing in the actual measurements - there's a bit more thinkng and work with it, but if you have to do something unusual, it's a lot easier to do it with that machine. Since I'm not originating keys for vehicles or vending machines or high security locks, I didn't purchase a machine with that capability.

I have a pak-a-punch too - it's handy, but I think you learn more by actually cutting keys to particular measurements. My pak-a-punch is great for Schlage keys, but for Best A2 I've had to file the keys to get them into tolerance. Also, you are only able to cut keys you have jigs for. HPC has a punch, but I think it's only suitable for certain blanks.


But the HPC Blitz and Framon 2 do not cut sidewinder or laser keys.

Framon does make a Sidewinder key machine, but am not familiar with it.

Gordon


You are absolutely correct, and I should have paid better attention to the title of the original thread. I was focused on the "affordable machine I can learn on" vs. the "laser" part.

--Ted.

edit: That should be "the original title of the thread"
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:38 am

Re: What's a good laser key cutting machine ?

Framon Sidewinder 2 High Security is the machine I decided on. I did check out the Pak a punch
Also and that looks like something I will buy to. Thanks guys for all your help

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