Key Cutting Machine Advice

Bill Owner/Technician Jackson, Michigan Posted   Latest   Edited  

I am looking at getting into making / cutting automotive keys. I know some of our other members offer this service and i am hoping for some incite into this. I currently offer mobile programming services and have the tooling and software to program the keys and immobilizer systems. (I have VSP / LSID credentials as well) I just dont have any why to produce the key other than purchasing it from the dealer... there is also No automotive locksmith services in my local area either... I understand the machine will be a investment and would want one that is user friendly as i have very little experience with making keys, and it must be capable as i dont want to be saying i cant cut that key..... Thanks for your time and advise. 

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Justin Mobile Technician
Herriman, Utah
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Look into the Futura Auto machine. ilco​.​us/products/key-m…

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Jay Business Development Manager
Shelby Charter Township, Michigan
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tritonkeymachine​.​com This is the lowest cost, longest warranty and easiest to use cnc key cutter in the market. Also can be powered through the power port in any car drawing only 5 amps. Come by booth 471 at AAPEX and see it in action. Feel free to contact me if you want further information. Make sure that whatever machine you buy, it has the capability to cut dimple keys, Audi/German car…

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Justin Technician
Concord, California
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Out of curiosity how much should one of these machines cost ball park?? inquiring minds want to know thanks

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Jay Business Development Manager
Shelby Charter Township, Michigan
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Low budget limited machines start at 2000$, The machine I speak of is just under 4k but does all automotive and residential keys. There are many that range up to 6-8k as well. Depends on the machines capability, warranty and country of manufacture. You can peruse many different kinds at americankeysupply​.​com

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Michael Mobile Technician
Clinton, Utah
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I just installed the Triton for a good friend in Des Moines, IA. I was a little nervous at selling a new design. The machine was easy to use and duplicated the keys very well. In fact the cut keys we tried worked better in some cases than the original worn keys. (could go either way when cut depth is in between) The software database is still being developed for North America. You can find…

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Sam Mobile Technician
Flint, Michigan
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Interestingly I just had a conversation with my locksmith about this very thing. He has several machines and recommended the Xhorse Condor DOLPHIN XP007 for what I was looking for. I do mobile programming and am tired of messing with the keys when I get a situation that the shop has failed to get a second key or the key they have is bad. I have not purchased this yet. he explained that he bought…

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