Tools Update: New Key Bitting Specifications and Pinning Worksheets

2018-10-14T10:21:49+00:00 September 10th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Key Bitting Specifications, Keys, Tools Update|

New Key Bitting Specifications There are 5 new key bitting specifications (KBS) available on the Key Bitting Specifications page in the Tools section: Chicago Disc Tumbler Corbin Russwin Access 3 (AP) Master Lock Pro Series National Disc Tumbler (Single Sided) Sargent Degree (DG1) The Chicago and National Disc Tumbler represent [...]

Introductory Locksmithing: Decoding Keys

2018-08-21T15:24:04+00:00 August 20th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Introductory Locksmithing, Keys|

Introduction Examples abound of instances where you must decode a key in the field or in your shop. At its most basic level you may simply want the bitting from a key. You may need to decode a key to determine which key bitting specification it uses so that you know how to pin cylinders or cut additional keys to match the manufacturer’s requirements. Whatever the case [...]

Tools Update: Key Blank Cross-Reference App Added

2018-10-14T10:10:30+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|All, Keys, Tools Update|

We've just added our first app to our Tools page. The Key Blank Cross-Reference will allow locksmiths to cross-reference both OEM and aftermarket key blank part numbers, which will allow locksmiths to research purchasing alternatives as well as source or cross-reference keys/blanks that a customer may have. At the time of [...]