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Cutter turning direction is clockwise, so always begin cutting near the bow of a key when cutting on the right side of a sidewinder key and start near the key tip when cutting on the left side of a sidewinder key.
Added touches, such as a drawer to stow tools, cutters and adaptors plus a protective clear shield which moves downward in unison with the cutter assembly, should not be overlooked. A concealed work light provides an added bit of illumination for the work surface.
As more and more vehicles change to sidewinder lock systems, a key machine to duplicate these key types becomes more of a necessity. The Bianchi 303 machine is a workhorse which can definitely fill that need.
ESP is a well-known manufacturer of utility locks, specialty hardware and key blanks. A few years ago ESP was purchased by Hudson Lock Company. This purchase did not change the fundamental direction...
This new manual machine can both duplicate and originate sidewinder keys without the use of any expensive electronic components.