Key Cutting Machine Recomend
We are looking to get into cutting keys. Already have Im608 and a few OEM scan tools. looking to see which key cutting machine would be the best one. Would like to be able to cut keys from vin or key code And best supplier for key fobs and blanks. Any suggestion is very much welcome.
Thank you all in advance.
For the money, a Condor XC-Mini would be a solid investment. It copies and originates well, with my only gripe being that it doesn't handle Tibbe keys well. We have 4-5 machines and a couple of much more expensive cutters, but the Mini is our go-to.
IMO, it does an excellent job on Tibbe keys….6-cut only….as it does Not do the 8-cut….8-cut are fairly rare….in my area….i use the Triton for the 8-cut
laser key products 3D Elite is a good machine. American Key Supply is a good place to shop
I started doing keys about 3 years ago, and while it can occasionally be frustrating, it's very profitable, even when charging less than competitors. I have an Ilco/Silca Futura Pro. It's not without its annoyances, but I've been able to cut every key I've come across so far. Unfortunately it's the only key machine that I've used, so I don't really know how it compares to others. I use…
Actually because of SDRM, NASTF has been showing the manufacturers that their own dealerships are the most common sources for stolen vehicles. If I remember correctly, I believe they released an article that even the manufacturers might start using a system like SDRM. NASTF fought for us to be able to get key codes as the manufacturers blamed the aftermarket for cars being stolen and wanted to…
This a a Great Comparison chart/Reference… HS Key Cutting Machine Comparison Chart Click here to view the comparison chart (as of … Definitions and comments on some terms: - Cuts Non-Conductive Keys: Allows user to cut plastic or aluminum keys - Trace Duplication: Allows user to duplicate keys without telling the machine exactly what kind of key they're using - Cut…
I use a XHorse Dolphin and Also have a key Duplicator. Love both and are necessary. You will need multiple suppliers. Keyes, fobs, etc are getting harder to find. One supplier usually can't keep up with different demands. H.l. Flake, American Key Supply, Yellow Key Supply, and National Key are great resources.
Thank you all for your reply I have Ordered a triton and some starter kits and set up accounts with a few vendors. Only trouble I had was with American key they wanted A complete lock smith license and I only have a LSID. We are programing smart keys now and hope to start cutting keys by next month.
How has it served you? I'm currently looking for one for my first machine and do not know which one to go with.
Luis, Sorry for late reply I was away on vacation. We like the Triton because it has a 3 way jaw and we don't need a lot of extras when just starting to do keys and we hot a package deal from Napa with keys and fobs that was like 30% less then anyone else which keeps our investment down. IT was in the back page of real deals