Key Duplication

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It can happen to anybody. You hurry to get to work in the morning or home after a hard day’s work just to find out that you have lost your keys. Nothing can derail your schedule and cause stress like getting locked out of your home, car, or business and having to round up a locksmith at the last minute. That’s why it’s important to have a spare key made for your home, car, business, and everything else that you need dependable access to on a regular basis.

How Key Copies Are Made

There are several types of machines that professionals use to make key copies. Locksmiths may use manual, automatic, laser, or code machines, depending on their skill set and what type of key they’re duplicating. While the technique varies from one kind to another, the process for making a duplicate key is basically the same.

  1. First, the key maker must match the original key with a blank key that has a flat blade with the same design. It is vital that the match is exact, so the replacement will work properly.
  2. The original key and the new blank are then secured into the cutting machine. The key you need to copy is attached to the side with the alignment tool. This will provide the pattern for the cutter. The blank is then lined up with the cutting tool.
  3. The cutting machine, regardless of which type is employed, will then shave the excess metal from the blank until it is identical to the original. The copy must be an exact match to work properly in the lock.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Locksmith

It is important to choose a certified, registered, and insured locksmith when duplicating keys. There are many businesses that claim to copy keys. However, the perks of working with a professional are well worth the effort.

Wide range of services. Amateur key cutters lack the training and experience to produce high-quality duplicates. Often, they can only copy a few styles, and the copies are often unreliable. Remember that a key copy is only good if it works as well as the original.

Honest pricing. Be cautious of amateur key cutters, no matter how cheap they may seem. A bargain is no bargain if you can’t use it. When you hire a professional locksmith, you pay a fair price for a dependable copy of your key, regardless of what kind of key it is.

Guaranteed service. Only an expert can provide the top-quality locksmith services you, your family, and your business deserves. Because you are working with qualified professionals, you can rest assured that you will get the services you paid for with efficient service.

Trust Us for Professional Key Duplication Service

Whether you need a spare key or a duplicate for a roommate or family member, Locksmith Skagit can take care of all your key cutting needs. Our professionals are certified, insured, registered, and ready to take care of all your key making needs. We are the area’s local, mobile locksmith, offering expert key duplication services to Skagit and Whatcom Counties, including the cities of Skagit, Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

We proudly offer key cutting services for all types of keys:

  • Car keys
  • Home keys
  • Commercial keys
  • High-security keys
  • Tubular keys
  • Padlock keys
  • Skeleton keys
  • Antique keys
  • Laser cut keys