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Major Mfg. has introduced the template guide holder for installing Adams Rite deadbolt and deadlatch locks using router template guides. The HIT-30 is 3” wide by 13-1/2” tall capable of accommodating varying aluminum stile thicknesses. The HIT-30 will accept router templates for prepping 31/32” 1-1/8” and 1-1/2” backset locks.

The HIT-30 is designed for multiple installations. Once the guide holder has been adjusted for center, the HIT-30 with the installed templates can be moved from door to door, dramatically reducing prep time.

Available router template guides for Adams Rite locks include the HIT-30AR11 used to route the standard faceplate opening, the HIT-30AR12 and HIT30-AR17 for routing the opening for locks with indicators and the HIT-30AR13 and HIT30-AR18 for locks with lever or paddle handles.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Manufacturing, 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806. Telephone: 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com.





The Framon Sidewinder 2 duplicates and originates internal and external four track and two track high security keys. Converting from a duplicator in order to originate high security keys takes only minutes.

To duplicate high security keys, the Sidewinder 2 includes two sets of vises, six cutters and three guides. To originate keys, Framon developed a patterning system for the Sidewinder 2 using space and depth rods. The rods create the necessary stops for the cutter to locate the spacing and depth positions. Framon is developing space and depth rods for most of the high security applications. The Sidewinder 2 comes with space and depth rods for originating Honda, Volkswagen and Audi keys.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or HATA, 231 Moorestown Dr., Bath, PA 18014. Telephone: 866-888-4282. Web Site: Web Site: www.HowAboutThemApples.com.






The 2010 / 2011 update for Steve Young’s Quick Entry Manual is now available from Lockmasters, Inc. This is the 18th update for the Quick Entry Manual, which was introduced in 1992 containing information on unlocking 1969 to 2011 vehicles. The update includes 2010/2011 vehicles introduced before 3/1/2010.

A partial list of the 2010 vehicles includes:

Audi ZDX

Buick Allure

Buick Lacrosse

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Equinox

GMC Terrain

Honda Crosstour

Nissan cube

Suzuki Kizashi

Some of the 2011 vehicles include the Buick Regal, Cadillac CTS Coupe, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Hyundai Sonata.

The Quick Entry Manual and the Quick Entry Manual Updates are available now from Lockmasters, Inc., telephone 800-654-0637 or Web Site: www.lockmasters.com.



2011 Kia Sportage will be introduced before year end. Early information sidewinder key, changed to standard double side key blank using the M0001-M2500 code series. Transponder is standard. A “prox” version may be available. The Kia key blank number is 81996-2B020.

We do not know the keyway at this time. The M code series in the past has used either the HY17 or HY15 keyways.



Ilco has introduced Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha motorcycle keys blanks equipped with transponder compatible electronics. These key blanks are manufacturer, model and year specific.

Note: There is a zero value in the electronics. The “EH2 and EHP” key blanks are designed to be cloned using the RW4 or the EZ Cloner. Once a value has been cloned, these key blanks can be programmed with the TKO or similar programming devices.

The electronics equipped HON58REHP key blank is designed for Honda motorcycles including the 2001-10 Gold Wing 1800 and Silver Wing, and the 2002-10 VTX1800 motorcycles.

The electronics equipped HON70EHP key blank is designed for Honda motorcycles including the 1999-10 CBR1100F, NT650V and CBR600F, 2003-10 CBR600RR, CBR900 and Varadero, and the 2004-10 CBR1000, Shadow 750 and VT750 C4 motorcycles.

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