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  1. 5 points
    Lee

    Marketing Companies

    I’m lucky my Sons into marketing and he does all my social media, Facebook, insta and YouTube he also redesigned my shop front for a specific look and has elevated the shops local image. Im lucky to have him I take advantage and in return he gains experience but I certainly couldn’t have afforded his time and energy but it would be money well spent I’ve learnt
  2. 5 points
    Talking of handwriting...I did this for a leaving present for a customer. He got all the staff to sign on a piece of paper then we vectored it and engraved as per the picture.
  3. 4 points
    grahamparker

    Key id please

    While i agree with the comments above it is not always an option to use original blanks as they don't exist. There are more and more chinese import locks and keys than ever before and sometimes the only option is to use a universal. To try and blame lazy key cutters/market stall is not giving the full picture. Last week a customer wanted 20 keys for a no name brass padlock and Silca UL050 was the best fit snug in the plug with little movement. So it isn't always the fault of the cutter.
  4. 3 points
    cowers lane 583

    Key id please

    I bet we've all done it. Friday afternoon, one of the hotels needed two titan cylinder keys cutting, straight away. Told them I could order the proper blanks, be in Tuesday. Wanted them now. Cut them on universals, it was either that or lose the sale to another key cutter. Keys worked a treat, customer happy. Bit of a shame, as I was looking forward to ringing sks on mon to order a pair of tits (1d)
  5. 3 points
    Flash

    Key identify please

    Electric Cupboard key...........
  6. 3 points
    Amlocks

    Key id please

    Problem right here with so many places just using 'universal' rather than stocking correct blanks or training staff to ID properly or giving a shit. Bet the cylinder is not particularly tight profile just that the UL is not a very close match in shape. Also bet most of these are not rare unusual profiles to start with. So now the next key gets even thinner and weaker and the copy after that even worse. Clearly when you are presented with a universal then nothing to do but use another but always think it is bad practice when I see a place with boards full of keys and most customers walk out with new UL copies. Sorry rant over
  7. 3 points
    Mick Friend

    Mate's rates

    write it down to shoplifting
  8. 2 points
    grahamparker

    Key id please

    I'm no Purist but i am a Professional key cutter with the best equipment money can buy.
  9. 2 points
    Count Muppet

    Key id please

    The main cause of it are those guys on markets and car boot sales. Easier to carry a box of universal than 25 different blanks
  10. 2 points
    Auto Key Wizard

    Key id please

    This issue has been around for more than a decade! Lazy key cutters that use Universal profile blanks for every job, instead of taking a moment to select the correct blank. Therefore the purists among us have no alternative to do the same (when presented with one to duplicate) unless the lock manufacture is known.
  11. 2 points
    GLENGRAVING

    Paxton Bullet Fob Copier

    Arrived this morning. Not sure when I'll get to test it as we don't get asked for these fobs every day (the light doesn't flash when one of the supplied blanks are inserted, that's probably normal behaviour). First impression of the device; I don't like when a 'warranty void if removed' sticker is placed over the screwholes on a 3D printed case. Bit odd to use a USB-A socket on it rather than micro or USB-C, not a dealbreaker but not very durable either. It came with some written instructions which start with 'VIDEO (click to view)' I tried tapping the paper, but it didn't help much. If I didn't know about the video posted earlier in this thread I'd be at a loss, so a written URL would have been smart.
  12. 2 points
    grahamparker

    Jaguar Tow Hitch

    ACS07 Rick (Admin) may have some of these if not then https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/303049547841?chn=ps&var=601985888259
  13. 2 points
    Simes

    Mate's rates

    Most of my friends & family want to support my business and do not expect freebies. Some even say: "Charge me the full price". I tend to give a discount but usually make a charge. Otherwise it is possible that some may start to take advantage. If I know someone is having a financially tough time then I will often do for free. I appreciate a genuine offer to pay though.
  14. 2 points
    Tom D

    Mate's rates

    get some better friends
  15. 1 point
    Any news updates on this situation are sks on the way out ! orders all incomplete for weeks now I quote " Dear customers ,due to technical difficulties with our carousel unit - we may be unable to supply all your requested key blanks " Weeks later - keys shown in stock on website - still not being sent out ! orders & backorders not being honoured
  16. 1 point
    kobblers

    Key id please

    I think he may be telling you porkies, mate. NO-ONE is that infallible or lucky. Rick.
  17. 1 point
    Auto Key Wizard

    Key id please

    Perhaps Purist was the wrong term to use, and Professional/Expert would have been better. As am I, but you missed my point Many main stream branded cylinder keys, ER1/2, YA1E, YA89, YA91, CS206, CS204, WMS2 etc. get duplicated on universal blanks
  18. 1 point
    grahamparker

    Key identify please

    Silca CS121
  19. 1 point
    x minit uk

    Marketing Companies

    No.
  20. 1 point
    GLENGRAVING

    Paxton Bullet Fob Copier

    We ordered a copier.
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    Patsy

    Custom Key Tags

    I order in tags like the Tesco club card ones I’m not sure in the quantity prices but I pay 15p each when ordering 6000 you may be able to split the order he once done me 3000 loyalty tags and my usual for the same costs am I being over charged I’m not sure it seemed like a decent price for what get out of it
  23. 1 point
    soles'n'eels

    key id please

    thanks guys
  24. 1 point
    grahamparker

    Key id please

    Cisa lock, Silca CS17 i have re pinned loads of these for local contractors when someone dodgy has been kicked of a site and has not handed keys back in.
  25. 1 point
    GLENGRAVING

    Hanging shop signs

    to be fair, we did have a stray junkie trip over our A-board sign a few weeks back put a decent dent in it, the clumsy oaf
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