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10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:34 pm

10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

If this is in the wrong topic, my apologize.

First: It seems to me that wafer tumbler and blade tumber are the same thing. Am I mistaken?

Second, and my real question: What's the difference between a 10 blade tumbler and an "F/Blade" or "F Blade" tumbler? I understand what the 10 blade is; but I have no clue what an F-blade tumbler is. Can anyone explain? I'm seeing this terminology on American Lock padlocks.
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Post Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:11 am

Re: 10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

Here is a bit of intel I have gathered on your post here.

http://www.google.com/patents/US4320638
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Post Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:36 am

Re: 10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

Lockman4783 wrote:Here is a bit of intel I have gathered on your post here.

http://www.google.com/patents/US4320638

Not sure it answers OP's question, but nevertheless it's a cool patent. I didn't read it, just looked at the pics (that's my level of intelligence) but it looks like the Lockwood V7.
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:18 am

Re: 10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

MBI wrote:
Lockman4783 wrote:Here is a bit of intel I have gathered on your post here.

http://www.google.com/patents/US4320638

Not sure it answers OP's question, but nevertheless it's a cool patent. I didn't read it, just looked at the pics (that's my level of intelligence) but it looks like the Lockwood V7.


Yeah, I don't think that's related to what I was looking at/asking about. I don't think I've seen American Locks with that type of "Y" keyway.
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:28 pm

Re: 10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

Can you post a link to where you're seeing this terminology from American Lock?
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:38 pm

Re: 10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

:agree: need the link..if you can post it that would help alot.
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Post Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:53 am

Re: 10 Blade Tumbler vs. F/Blade Tumbler?

Sure, I can show you websites of what I mean...

This mentions "blade" tumblers. I understand what this is: http://www.americanlock.com/pdfs/A-004_Service_Manual_2012.pdf

What I don't understand is the difference here:

F/Blade example: http://shop.neobits.com/american_lock_abt_key_d642_cut_key_f_blade_tumbler_1031010203.php

10 Blade Lock:
http://www.alexgs.com/product/american-lock-l50kd.html

More specifically, if we go to one of these industrial sites and search for a specific key pattern, often two results come, as in:

F/Blade: http://shop.neobits.com/american_lock_abt_key_e523_cut_key_f_blade_tumblere523_inactive_key_w_am_103665868.php

10 blade: http://shop.neobits.com/american_lock_l50ka_e523_10_blade_tumbler_security_ia_padlock_key_1031061457.php

So what's the difference, other than the fact that some are sold single and others sold in 6 packs at greater cost per key?

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