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Heres how to cut a new key for a garage door Cardale Lock, If you don't have the key number or a computerised key cutter.

 

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remove the retaining screw.

 

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Then remove the circlip & slid the barrel out.

 

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Then insert a blank key, in this case a LF85

 

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The highest wafer sticking up is a cut Number 3, the wafers that are level with the body are a none cut (or 1), the ones inbetween are a cut 2.

This keys cutting code is 33232211

 

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This is how it should look when cut.

 

The keys can be cut by hand if you are skillful enough, But you can get the depth keys from davenports to suit most locks.

 

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We do a fair bit of this type of work, helps build a good reputation and fend off some of the competition who won't look at this type of work.

 

This is a common lock brought in to us, but remember the same applies to alot of these types of lock.

 

I'll do a tutorial on making a key for a mortice lock & a yale type pin lock next.

 

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This keys number is 33232211

 

Nice tutorial Mark,

If I could just point out the number you quoted above is in fact the Bitting,

The Key code/number for that Bitting is 67503 :D

 

I am technically correct, because I am talking about the depths of the cuts, and the number is 33232211 :wink:

 

If you had the benefit of the the number you quoted (67503) I wouldn't have needed to take the lock apart :wink:

Heres how to cut a new key for a garage door Cardale Lock, If you don't have the key number or a computerised key cutter.

As I stated it is a Tutorial for those without the benifit of a computerised key cutting machine, I haven't got one, but if I had I could have tapped in the number that I worked out manually(33232211) and came up with 67503. Like you did.

Just goes to show,,, A mans best tools are his hands :wink: :wink:

 

PS I spent 10 years making keys for all sorts of vehicles,ignitions, doors etc on a daily basis and never used a computerised machine.

I am well aware of the technical terms :roll:

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This keys number is 33232211

 

Nice tutorial Mark,

If I could just point out the number you quoted above is in fact the Bitting,

The Key code/number for that Bitting is 67503 :D

 

I am technically correct, because I am talking about the depths of the cuts, and the number is 33232211 :wink:

 

If you had the benefit of the the number you quoted (67503) I wouldn't have needed to take the lock apart :wink:

 

As I stated it is a Tutorial for those without the benifit of a computerised key cutting machine, I haven't got one, but if I had I could have tapped in the number that I worked out manually(33232211) and came up with 67503. Like you did.

Just goes to show,,, A mans best tools are his hands :wink: :wink:

Fair comment :) Next time you have a key number & want to know the Bitting so you can cut using your depth keys just gimme a call.

Oh I ain't got a computerised key cutting machine either, Instacode software & a HPC Blitz

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