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Cole 498A Semi-Automatic Key Duplicator

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GWiens2001

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Post Sat May 05, 2018 9:26 pm

Cole 498A Semi-Automatic Key Duplicator

Thought I'd pick up an extra duplicator, possibly put on a flat steel slot cutter when I saw this listing on Craigslist:

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$60? Heck, why not. Picked it up and brought it home. Calibrated the tracer for depth/spacing (it was way off). It cleans up nicely.

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Took off the cover to repair a crack in the plastic when I unexpectedly noticed this:

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Yippee! Made a spring for the carriage right here (there was not one there when I got it)

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Here is how that seashell-looking thing works:



How it looks/works with the cover on:



IIRC, this is considered a semi-automatic machine. Or would it be considered fully-automatic? Either way, not a bad deal for $60 USD. :mrgreen:

Gordon
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Post Sun May 06, 2018 4:12 am

Re: Cole 498A Semi-Automatic Key Duplicator

Awesome deal. Sure cleaned up nice. How fast will it cut a house key?(KW1).
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Post Sun May 06, 2018 11:32 am

Re: Cole 498A Semi-Automatic Key Duplicator

jharveee wrote:Awesome deal. Sure cleaned up nice. How fast will it cut a house key?(KW1).


It will cut a house key in perhaps one second longer than the key in the videos (5 pin Master M10 blank).

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Post Sun May 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Re: Cole 498A Semi-Automatic Key Duplicator

Gordon, if you wish I can send you a copy of the 4 page manual for this machine. I have your address, just need a nay or yay.
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Post Sun May 06, 2018 8:43 pm

Re: Cole 498A Semi-Automatic Key Duplicator

bitbuster wrote:Gordon, if you wish I can send you a copy of the 4 page manual for this machine. I have your address, just need a nay or yay.


That would be outstanding, if you would be so kind! :mrgreen:

Great big thanks, good sir!

Gordon
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