What you should know about cylinder key blanks

Sep 21 15:41 2012 Christopher Zhao Print This Article

This article provides a detailed information about cylinder key blanks. 

Key blanks are keys that have not been cut. They have specific sizes and profiles to fit different lock cylinders. A correct key blank can go smoothly into the key hole but can’t open the lock until it is correctly cut. It has to be cut carefully based on the correct key that opens the lock. That is to say,Guest Posting the key blank is used to duplicate a working key. Usually, keys are duplicated by an experienced locksmith with a key cutting machine (key duplicating machine).

 

Key blanks often come with the name of the manufacturer or distributor embossed on the surface. Commonly seen key blank brands in the market are Kaba Ilco key blanks, JMA key blanks, Silca key blanks, Yale key blanks, Union key blanks, Universal key blanks, ASSA ABLOY key blanks, Kale key blanks, Keyline key blanks etc.

 

Also, a standard key code is often embossed on the key surface. Silca, JMA, Orion and Errebi are the predominant codes producers. For example, the same key blank is codes by the different coding standards as follow: Jma: U-5D key blank Errebi: U5D key blank Silca: UL050 key blank Orion: UNL5 key blank

 

The most famous and commonly used codes are Silca codes and JMA codes.

The market is flooded with blank keys. There are different types of key blanks available in the market. In the United States, the names of the most common ones are Schlage SC1 keys and Kwikset KW1 keys, while in Canada, Weiser WR5 and WR3 are predominant. In Europe, Universal UL050 and UL054 are most popular. In Australia, Lockwood LW4 and Tesa TE2 have the lion’s share.

 

Below is a list of the most famous cylinder key blank brands.

ABUS CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

ERA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

HD CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

KABA ILCO CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

ILCO CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

KABA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

LOCKWOOD CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

YALE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

MASTER LOCK CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

KWIKSET CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

BALDWIN CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

ASSA ABLOY CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

SCHLAGE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

ARROW CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

SILCA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

WEISER CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

ABUS CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

ASSA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

BEST CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

GEGE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

CISA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

CORBIN CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

DEXTER CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

DIAMOND CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

GLOBE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

MULTLOCK CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

RUKO CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

RUSSWIN CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

HUDSON CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

TAYLOR CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

TESA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

TRI CIRCLE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

UNION CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

UNIVERSAL CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

VIRO CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

JMA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

KALE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

KEYLINE CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

LUCKY CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

MEGA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

AMERICAN CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

TITAN CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

RUKO CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

EVVA CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

FALCON CYLINDER KEY BLANKS

 

This article is compiled by Christopher Zhao, owner of Cowin Metal and Plastic Co., Ltd. – a professional Chinese manufacturer dedicated to the production of decorative key blanks. The company’s official website is: http://www.printedkeyblank.com, where you can find various styles of decorative house keys. 

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