Key Blanks

  • HandyKey

    Klinky, Inc. introduces HandyKey™, a precision crafted 5-in-1 Tool House Key. It has an L.E.D. Flashlight, 1" Knife Blade, Micro-sized Screwdriver, Bottle Opener and Nail File. HandyKeys™ have a suggested retail of only $6.99, and wholesale for...

    Product • June 22nd, 2009

  • Dispenser Keys: A New Profit Source

    Unified KeySource has developed business relationships with companies in the dispenser field and makes these keys readily available to the locksmith industry.

    Article • June 2nd, 2009

  • Remote Key Heads

    Just about every vehicle manufacturer has remote head keys on at least some of their vehicles. A remote head key has the remote functions; lock/unlock, etc., plus the mechanical key blade contained in one package. The mechanical key blade of a remote head...

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Tibbe Rides Again

    Many locksmiths probably will not remember the 1987-89 Merkur Scorpio. This four-door import was sold through Mercury dealers. Styling was rather bland, few cars were sold and the Scorpio quickly disappeared into oblivion. One interesting feature...

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • 2009/2010 Model Chart

    2009/2010 Model Chart: Our chart lists the 2009 and early 2010 vehicles from major car manufacturers and the available transponder blanks. Part 1 appears in this issue and the remainder of the chart will run in an upcoming issue. Click here to download a...

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • JMA Unique Transponder Key Blanks

    This transponder key design enables JMA to sell key blanks with or without a transponder chip. JMA sells transponder chips separately.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Strattec Update

    STRATTEC is now supplying locks and related components for almost 90 percent of General Motors vehicles.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Programming the 2005 Ford F150 with the MVP

    This low-cost entry provides automotive transponder programming capabilities for the locksmith who programs a limited number of vehicles.

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • Promoting Your Business for Profit

    Don’t assume your customers already know what you do. Remember, a few of these same people will walk in your store, look around at the walls holding 127,000 key blanks hanging on pegs and ask, “Do you cut keys?”

    Article • January 1st, 2009

  • New Automotive Key Blanks Bring Versatility

    Manufacturers of aftermarket automotive transponder/electric key blanks are introducing significant numbers of key blanks and clonable key blanks that can be used on multiple automobile models. For example, the new Bianchi Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep...

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • Beyond Cloning

    Since original 1990s “read only” transponders have a life expectancy of many thousands of cycles, a metal key blade often wears out long before the chip. Thus, “less chip” transponder blanks and the original chip can keep the first generation...

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • 2008/2009 MODEL CARS, VANS, PICKUPS, AND SPORT UTILITIES UPDATE

    The following chart is a listing of the 2008 and early introduction 2009 model cars, vans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles. Vehicles are continually being introducing during the year, and this is the most current listing available. I have...

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • TESTING THE KABA-ILCO TRI-CODE H.S.

    The electronically controlled Tri-Code H.S. machine simplifies duplication or origination of sidewinder keys while quickly producing accurate keys to factory specifications.

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • How Your Showroom Can Boost Your Profits

    A clean showroom stocked with colorful, informative merchandise can add to your bottom line. All you have to do is keep the hooks filled with product.

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Klassy Keys Inc.

    Klassy Keys is a manufacturer of painted keys. We also carry regular key blanks, chip keys, key machines, key accessories, and key machine parts. Visit Klassykeys.com or call us if you have any questions. 

    Company • November 28th, 2007