Most wafer tumbler locks follow basic design rules that have not changed for almost 100 years. The first rule is the window in each depth of wafer is offset to match a specific depth of cut in the key. The second is the wafers rest at exactly the same position within the housing. Double-throw wafers...
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Note: If the Slide Tool scribe mark does not align with one of the scribe marks in the Key Tool bow, use the shallower scribe mark as the depth of cut. The originated key will probably turn if the cut is shallow. However, it will leave an impression mark.
Step 8. Once the depth of cut has been determined, raise the wafer out of the trap slot using the Slide Tool.
Step 9. Position the Key Tool to trap the next wafer. Repeat steps four through nine until all of the wafer depths have been determined on this side.
Step 10. Remove and flip over the EEZ Reader to determine the wafer depths from the other side.
Step 11. Once all of the depths of cut have been determined, originate a key.
H. E. Mitchell EEZ Readers are available for Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mitsubishi, Saturn, and Toyota vehicles.
For more information, contact your local P. L. S. Distributor or H. E. Mitchell Co., 525 NE 19th Ave., Portland, OR 97232. Telephone: 800-626-5625 or 503-236-9444. Fax: 503-238-5715. Web Site: www.plsgroup.com.
These tools can save you time on the job, which amounts to putting money in your pocket.
DETERMINATORS are available for most years and models of domestic vehicles.