Machines that Duplicate Car Keys

The machines that are used to duplicate car keys dictate exactly how long it will take to finish the duplicating process as well as how precise the cuts of the key will be. The usual key duplicator machine actually requires quite a bit of technical operation skill. The less automated a machine is, the more skill is required to operate it correctly. The type of machine you use is also dictated by what type of key you’re trying to copy. In this brief blog post, the experts at Master will help provide some detail about the different kinds of car key cutter machines.



These key cutters can be used to make keys that have top or bottom side key blade biting. If you can create a house key on the key cutter, it’s a normal key cutter. This type of machine holds the key in place and scans it for it’s code. If it’s a manual version, the blank key is placed in a separate slot from the original, lining it up with a blade, which is also positioned against the aligner. The cutting part of the blade is perfectly aligned with the working edge of the aligner – and after their specific correct positioning is verified, the new key is cut – on both sides.


Laser Cutters

Keys that require laser cutters have biting on the side of the keys – however, the name of these key cutters are a misnomer, as they don’t use any actual lasers. These machines use a hardened steel rotor blade as a cutting tool that traces down a path on the slider keys. These keys can’t be cut with the same technology as the last type of key cutters that lower the blade down onto the key blanks. These machines are usually automated, to a higher frequency than usual key cutters. Slider key cutters are a big investment for locksmiths, but any really professional locksmith will have one on hand.



Car Key Duplicators

Car key duplication is all based on what type of key you’re working with. It’s one of the most simple operations that we carry out – we simply place the working key on the machine with the key blank, and the information is transferred over. However, depending on your car (if you have a newer model, which is most likely) you will have to get additional key code duplication service to match the transponder of the new key to your car’s ignition signal.

November 29th, 2017