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I doubt that the number would be of use except to chatwood, Its unlikely given the degree of security a safe needs that it would be possible to cut a key to code. Its only recently that we have seen code equipment for mortice keys.

A direct copy off the original is the best you will get I suspect. - And one final point how do you know this is his safe and not that of someone he has sighted the keys of.....

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I doubt that the number would be of use except to chatwood, Its unlikely given the degree of security a safe needs that it would be possible to cut a key to code. Its only recently that we have seen code equipment for mortice keys.

A direct copy off the original is the best you will get I suspect. - And one final point how do you know this is his safe and not that of someone he has sighted the keys of.....

 

one we dont know that the safe belongs to our customer but then we dont know any lock we cut keys for belongs to our customers and if a key aint restricted we willl cut it. the reason i was trying to get a copy done by code is that for some reason i have cut two keys on 2 diferent lancer machines and they aint worked but the flag was badly twisted on the original.

 

Craig

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My caution was that a caution - I still think it highly unlikely that a key can be cut to that code number, having been a locksmith for 25+ years.

It would be possible to cut a key by hand to the lock, but you would need the lock in your hand and the damaged key to do that, which means taking it out of the safe. A more satisfactory solution may be to identify the lock and obtain a new one in its place. A twisted 'flag' (or bit) suggests undue strain on the key, especially if its moving a locking bar -which again suggests that the safe needs a major service.

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If the pattern key works fine, then you simply have to be more acurate in your duplicating. A lot of Chatwoods have tapered shafts, this needs to be reproduced exactly. You will need a key horse to get the lifts "spot on". These keys are for the more experienced locksmith/safe engineer. The cobblers around our way have no chance :lol:

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