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There's a new estate going up near me (with a few hundred houses) that are having Yale Superior locks installed.

So far I've been ordering them by code, being relatively new to my RST Mustang, I've not yet managed to cut one accurately on it.

Does anyone know where I can get a cylinder from at a sensible price to practice on? I

need to refine the technique, as it doesn't look very professional doing it with customer keys & saying "It might work, let me know"

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There's a new estate going up near me (with a few hundred houses) that are having Yale Superior locks installed.

So far I've been ordering them by code, being relatively new to my RST Mustang, I've not yet managed to cut one accurately on it.

Does anyone know where I can get a cylinder from at a sensible price to practice on? I

need to refine the technique, as it doesn't look very professional doing it with customer keys & saying "It might work, let me know"

 

I cut them on the Mustang Steven and they have all worked except the very first one i did. The side bar cut is the hardest and i recommend using

the shorter tipped slightly more expensive cutters that NW Keys sell. Always try and cut in stages rather than in one go to make the cutters last.

 

They are no where near as accurate as you might think.

 

I also mark the cuts that angle left when clamped in the machine with a red permanent marker makes cutting a lot easier.

 

I have a magnum cylinder i can send you to practice on if you want.

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I cut them on the Mustang Steven and they have all worked except the very first one i did. The side bar cut is the hardest and i recommend using

the shorter tipped slightly more expensive cutters that NW Keys sell. Always try and cut in stages rather than in one go to make the cutters last.

 

They are no where near as accurate as you might think.

 

I also mark the cuts that angle left when clamped in the machine with a red permanent marker makes cutting a lot easier.

 

I have a magnum cylinder i can send you to practice on if you want.

 

Thanks for the tips & advice Graham, the practice cylinder would be really useful.

Just need to be able to spend some time cutting a few keys to get the instant feedback of whether they are working or not, then being able to work out where we're going wrong.

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If you need Yale Superior cylinders building to match existing key codes, you probably need a company that is Yale approved and has 5 Triax Quattros and 20,000 blanks in stock, and a pinning room, and 3,000 cylinders in stock, and they are MLA members.

 

No idea who that could be :smt059  maybe someone who can do more than cut keys and talk about low volume key machines?

 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

 

Feel free to Google 'Yale Superior' my friend !

 

Regards

 

Mat

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If you need Yale Superior cylinders building to match existing key codes, you probably need a company that is Yale approved and has 5 Triax Quattros and 20,000 blanks in stock, and a pinning room, and 3,000 cylinders in stock, and they are MLA members.

 

No idea who that could be :smt059  maybe someone who can do more than cut keys and talk about low volume key machines?

 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

 

Feel free to Google 'Yale Superior' my friend !

 

Regards

 

Mat

 

And you wonder why, knowone on here looked you up

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