If you have the code it is looked up in a book. The book will explain the depths of the cuts. They are then done on a "code cutter". It is not like the duplicator machines. The depths can also be read off of a key by a reader or a micrometer and then reverse looked up to get the code. You are correct, not every locksmith has this equipment. Many will just talk you into "duping" the key. Not a good idea to dupe a worn key. It is what they call a "generation" problem. It is like making a copy of a copy. Every copy is a little less like the origional. This is why you want to get back to using the code. Don't forget not only is the key worn but the locks wear also so using a bad copy of a worn key is not a great thing to do. David Teitelbaum vin 10757 --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Joseph Molino" <foxmul@xxxx> wrote: > If one does find his code or reads it off the vault door, who can cut this key according to the code? Someone must have a machine that can translate this code?