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Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

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thecrazylockkid

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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:19 am

Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

Hi folks,

I recently purchased a beautiful old Dominion Lock 144M Semi-Automatic key machine. Unfortunately, however, the previous owner decided that it was a good idea to grind the vice jaws down with the cutting wheel. As a result, the cutting wheel is very dull. I tried removing it, but the nut on the cutter side just refuses to budge. Can someone please help me?


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Thank you
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Werewolf

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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:58 am

Re: Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

If it is like any other key cutting machine i've worked on:

You have to put a rod throught the hole next to the cutter wheel. That blocks the axle from spinning.
Then turn clockwise to loosen the nut.
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thecrazylockkid

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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:44 pm

Re: Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

Werewolf wrote:If it is like any other key cutting machine i've worked on:

You have to put a rod throught the hole next to the cutter wheel. That blocks the axle from spinning.
Then turn clockwise to loosen the nut.


Hello, thanks for the reply! I tried sticking a rod in the hole, but it wouldn't lock the axle...
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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:00 pm

Re: Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

thecrazylockkid wrote:
Werewolf wrote:If it is like any other key cutting machine i've worked on:

You have to put a rod throught the hole next to the cutter wheel. That blocks the axle from spinning.
Then turn clockwise to loosen the nut.


Hello, thanks for the reply! I tried sticking a rod in the hole, but it wouldn't lock the axle...


did you slowly hand turn the axle until the rod could drop in deeper?

Squelchtone
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thecrazylockkid

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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:57 pm

Re: Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

Squelchtone wrote:
thecrazylockkid wrote:
Werewolf wrote:If it is like any other key cutting machine i've worked on:

You have to put a rod throught the hole next to the cutter wheel. That blocks the axle from spinning.
Then turn clockwise to loosen the nut.


Hello, thanks for the reply! I tried sticking a rod in the hole, but it wouldn't lock the axle...


did you slowly hand turn the axle until the rod could drop in deeper?

Squelchtone


Hello, I tried doing that but there was no notch. However, I finally got the nut off. It turns out that the threaded hole was for a screw or something, so I put a screw in, tightened it down all the way, then I used a wrench on the pulley side and finally loosened the nut. It was a pain, but I finally got the new cutter in! I will post a new video once I finish calibrating the machine.


Thanks again!!
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bitbuster

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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:09 pm

Re: Dominion 144M Semi-automatic key machine

Threaded hole is for the cutting wheel shroud/cover, either metal or plastic.
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