Key Originating Essentials
Code machines are one of the most important tools a locksmith can own. While there have been dozens of variations in code machine designs over the years, the basic design remains the same. Settable depth and space locations allow a locksmith to produce a working key with the general cut contour equal to an original factory-cut key. Keys are set onto a straight surface in the key vise which serves as the zero depth location. Most key blanks are designed with a straight, flat surface along the...