Check and Question Every Bill
In tough times, every penny counts. A great way to control those little expenses which in good times you seem to forget, is to check and question every bill. Checking and questioning every bill will help remind you of why you are paying for the service or products, and any discounts or arrangements made with other companies.
Looking closely at a bill can save you money. For example, a friend started to “check and question” every bill and discovered that he was paying $23 every month to a telephone company to have a telephone number appear in the White Pages. Regrettably, he stopped using that telephone number more than a decade ago.
Growing up I would often heard the phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread” and never really understood the comparison. Now I know. On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, produced their pre-sliced and packaged white bread. Prior to this, bread had to be sliced before each meal and if you were part of a large family, it would be a lot of slicing.
Market Coverage With 70 Percent Fewer Key Styles
According to Axxess, premium quality nickel-plated Axxess+ key blanks for autos, homes, padlocks and many other applications give you the greatest coverage with the fewest key styles. Through a patented design, many Axxess+ key blanks are universally engineered so that one blank can be used in as many as 10 different applications. Axxess' revolutionary key concept covers up to 97 percent of your market's needs with just 76 key styles resulting in up to 70 percent fewer SKUs when compared to conventional key programs.” Quoted from the http://www.hillmangroup.com/axxess-keys.html
The basic meaning for locksmiths is that the Axxess+ key blanks in order to accommodate multiple keyways (greatest coverage), have been modified, which can include less thickness, modified lands and grooves, a longer shoulder that can be cut back and a longer distance between the shoulder and the head.
Chart 1 contains a list of Axxess rubber head non-transponder automotive key blank numbers. The “R” indicates a rubber head key blank. Axxess key blanks are not available to locksmiths.
Since most locksmiths sell standard dimension key blanks, to avoid selling a key that will not enter the lock, you must ask the customer what the Axxess+ key operates. If it is a vehicle, you need to know the year, make and model. If it is a utility lock, and the lock manufacturer is unknown, find a comparable grooved key blank of a similar or thinner thickness.
For more information, contact these keys suppliers at their web sites:
Bianchi Web Site:www.bianchi1770usa.com
HATA Web Site: www.hatainc.com
Kaba Ilco Web Site: www.kaba-ilco.com/key_systems
Jet Hardware Web Site: www.jetkeys.com
JMA Web Site: www.jmausa.com
STRATTEC Web Site: HTTP://aftermarket.strattec.com
HG1 Carbide Cutter
A1 Security Manufacturing has a new carbide cutter for HG1 Tubular Key Cutting Machine, the hand crank, HG1 portable tubular key originating machine for 137, 137A & 137S tubular key blanks. This new cutter can cut brass, plated brass or plated steel tubular key blanks. The A1 part number for the carbide cutter is #HG1-605C.
According to A1 Security, the HG1 is designed to cut keys leaving a wall thickness of .004”-.008”. If your machine is leaving more than .008 or the cutter feels like it is rubbing, this could be a sign of a dull cutter.
For more information contact your local locksmith wholesaler or A1 Security Mfg. at 877-725-2121. Web Site: www.demandA1.com.
When you order a HATA vehicle remote, the complete remote with emergency key part number will begin with “HAT-“. When you order an emergency key, the part number will begin with “HAT-“. When you order a remote without an emergency key, part number will begin with “FOB-“.