Question about Locks & Locksmithing
Just find a locksmith with a code cutter, have them read your keys and code cut new ones. Most hardware and bulk retail (home depot) don't train their people how to recalibrate their key machines.
Posted on Feb 09, 2013
The problem you are having has nothing to do with your lock. Modern key cutting machines are so automated that they do a very poor job in key duplication. I suggest that you find an old hardware store that has an older key machine. Or possibly, it might be cheaper to simply replace the lock set. A new Kwikset keyed entry sells for about $40.00 for a lever handle. Remember to have extra keys cut at the store when you purchase the lock...so you can check the duplicates in the store. I do this at Home Depot regularly. They have a new machine, but with the lock right there, they can manage to cut some duplicates after a few bad ones.
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