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  1. Hi Can anybody recommend the best wholesaler to get marine padlocks from? I currently sell the zone marine online but thinking about expanding to IFAM etc if the prices are right Thanks in advance
  2. I've started getting a few of these in now and Davenport have told me to use the following https://www.davenport-burgess.com/products/EUROSPEC-MPX6-BLANK/P135065 That blank is too long so involves a bit of cutting / filing , can I get away using PSEM6? Thanks in Advance
  3. Thanks for the top tip, you haven't copy wrote the idea have you? I think a new toothbrush (beggar the expense) will be my first purchase with the machine
  4. I'm probably going to stop away from car key cutting and programming, one less headache to have in a small shop
  5. Cutting from code? I don't think we're that advanced yet I wouldn't even know where to start with that! These dimple keys are looking complicated at the moment bring back normal cylinders and mortice keys and a good set of files
  6. Brilliant, thanks for that it's good to see the manual etc, what's involved in doing automotive keys? It's something we've always stayed away from with the coding issues etc
  7. Hi Rick Thanks for that, I'm probably going to purchase whichever machine I decide on through Davenport Burgess as that's who I use now for my other machines and blanks etc, I'm more looking for advice on machine recommendations and things I should be aware of such as different cutters / jaws / adaptors that I would need to purchase on top of the machine cost
  8. Totally agree, we started off with just a cylinder machine, then added a mortice machine and this seems like the next logical step, the things that are worrying me is the time it takes to cut one blank (which I would imagine is a while) and the fact I might need different cutters etc for doing different blanks?? I'm totally new to these dimple keys and wouldn't know where to start :)
  9. Thanks for all the responses, probably looking into getting the RST Mustang or the HD Punto, will these cut the Yale dimple keys as a few we've been asked to cut are the Yale ones? Also what prices do people charge for dimple keys to be cut? I see the blanks are quite a bit dearer and I'd imagine that the cutting will take a lot more time as well Thanks in advance
  10. Just recently I've noticed an increase in customers coming in for dimple keys, at the moment we only do the normal cylinder and mortice keys, I'm thinking of investing in a dimple machine but just trying to work out the cost / sales, are the dimple keys going to become more and more popular? And what sort of price point should they realistically be? A friend of mine had some made (they had to be ordered) and the cost was £25 for 1 or £40 for 2 Thanks in advance
  11. Certainly was but by logging out and then logging back in again I can now like the comments, thanks once again
  12. Thank you for all your help, it's looking like a HD MR1 which I think will be the same as a Silca MER1 I have tried to like comments above but some reason it won't let me
  13. Can anyone identify the key attached below? And possibly tell me an alternative Davenport Burgess blank? Thanks in advance
  14. Can anybody help identifying the key below, it's a patio door key
  15. Brilliant thanks good job I came on here for advice, I'd never have known that
  16. Thanks for that, will give them a try I was going to use Charles Birch but after 3 attempts just to get a catalogue sent I gave up
  17. Hi guys We are looking at starting to offer replacement watch straps at our shop and I was just wondering if anyone could recommend a reliable supplier? Thanks in advance 👍
  18. Quick update Thanks for all the responses, we've discounted the multi machine and are now looking between the RST mk 2 and the Lancer Plus. It looks like the Lancer plus is a very well liked machine however its cost might be a bit steep for the volume of mortice keys we get asked for.
  19. Hi We are looking at getting a mortice key cutting machine and I'm just after a bit of advice What are the dual machines like (cylinder and mortice)? We are currently running the Bianchi keyline easy cylinder machine, this is a great machine and touch wood we've never had a single issue with it. The Mortice machine we have been offered is a RST MK2 TM1011 and I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with this machine? Thanks in advance
  20. Hi guys Quick question I've had a few keys in today and all it says on them is 10 does anyone know which HD blank I should be using for them? Closest I've found is the 16HL (touch wood these have all worked) but just wondered if there was an exact match I should use
  21. The ML1 is a longer blank? The ones I cut yesterday using NS9CS all worked apparently?
  22. Does anyone know the cross reference for a Mila 0.4? Is it a NS9CS?
  23. Yeah we use the davenport equivalent of that on the E series, the M series seems to be longer, I even tried cutting from the far end and trimming the shoulder back, (maybe I didn't trim the shoulder back enough)
  24. Hi guys, anybody know what blank cross references with the Ellbee M series? Never had one in the shop before today, The E series we always use the Sofi S04R but these seem to be slightly longer?
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