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What series of key are these pre-cuts from?


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Remember when cutting these 5/8, 3/4 bit keys, it will shorten cutter life, hence the charge.

 

Both face and ward cutters are usually needed.

 

Because of the mass of material needed to be cut away before the cutting to the bit can begin? I have a solution to that. I rough dimension first using a hacksaw.

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Hmmm. Now I'm confused. Because I have this set of pre-cuts on my boards and they invariably don't even nearly resemble the keys customers bring in stamped 'C13' for example.

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These are a different series of keys to the old Gibbons / Yale / Century rim keys. I have seen quite a few before, and still do now, none resemble our precut keys. If memory serves, they are a different gauge too, so no cheeky 'adapting' of precuts either. More's the pity.

 

Hacksaw key bit down to required height. Cut bit, sidewards and all, then trim shaft to required length or you'll have your customer telling you "that's not going to work, the end is too long", despite you wasting no end of oxygen and energy explaining that the end of the key will be going into fresh air!

 

This is why Terry is charging a tenner a pop. I don't, if only I could.

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Where are you all buying these super tough rim blanks from ?.

 

SKS SKS SKS

 

 

These are a different series of keys to the old Gibbons / Yale / Century rim keys.[...] , none resemble our precut keys.[...] they are a different gauge too, so no cheeky 'adapting' of precuts either.

 
Thank you! Finally!!
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