Key Machine Test: Keyline Ninja

With the exception of Medeco keys, virtually every type of key using wafer or pin tumbler construction can be duplicated or originated on this new electronic key duplicating machine


If the ‘decode’ button is pressed, instructions will appear on the screen indicating how to install the original key in the jaw. Once the original key is firmly installed in the jaw, press the ‘OK’ button to start the cut decoding process. Once the key has been decoded, additional keys can be originated by pressing the ‘cut’ button.

Cars, Cylinders and Motorbike options all operate in the same manner. As one of the buttons is pressed, a keypad appears near the bottom of the screen. By pressing one or two of the letters, such as “NI” for Nissan, the requested name will appear on the screen. Car and cycle choices reduce the search even further by showing displaying the various years and models. Once the lock name or vehicle model is chosen, available key codes for that subject are displayed. Subsequent screens are operated in the same way as the ‘code’ choice above.

Key origination can also be accomplished by using the ‘key blanks’ choice. A keypad on the bottom of the screen allows inputting of a known key blank. Key blank numbers from approximately 25 different key blank manufacturers are in memory. Choices on the screen allow you to access either all possible key code series for that key blank or to enter known key cuts in order to originate a key.

PCs / Code Programs

Key code programs such as Instacode can be accessed by pressing the ‘personal computer’ button. Data files can be downloaded to the Ninja machine to keep memory records updated.

Additional choices on the console screen allow electronic machine adjustment, saving of key cut information, management of multiple users, and an onboard users’ manual.

All directions on the console are easily learned and intuitive. With the exception of Medeco keys, virtually every other type of flat key using wafer or pin tumbler construction can be duplicated or originated on the Keyline Ninja Electronic Key Duplicating machine, making this a key machine for the lifetime of your business.

For further information contact your local Keyline locksmith distributor or Keyline, 800-891-2118, www.keylineusa.com.

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