[DML] Re: Cutting Keys
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[DML] Re: Cutting Keys



I work at a conveinence store that also has a key cutting machine.  
We aren't even a hardware store.  I'm 21 now and I've been cutting 
keys since I was little.  Starting out when my grandpa showed me 
when I was "knee high."  From experience, some "17 year-olds that 
mops floors" as well may have some pretty good expeirence.  I've 
even cut a key for a guy with an old Chevy Nova and the original was 
broken into two pieces.  I was able to hold it together in the 
machine and cut a brand new one that worked perfectly.

Now onto the keys themselves.  The company I order keys to have in 
stock has a card that hangs behind the hooks that the blanks are 
on.  Once every few years, they like to update to include newer 
cars, but keep a few of the old ones around.  I just checked my 
hooks and I do not have the "X29" or "VL-5."  But I do have the "VL-
6."  Unfortunately, the key company starts to get rid of some of the 
older keys for cars that may not be made anymore off of the backing 
card behind the hooks.  And as we all know, there are a bunch of 
discontinued cars still out on the roads today that are still driven 
a lot.

Matt
VIN: 2953
Frostburg, MD

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Parts Pit Mike <thepartspit@...> 
wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>    
>   When I purchased 17076 last November she came with one long key 
which seems to open everything just fine. One of my first purchases 
for the car was a set of key blanks (2 long one short). I'm now 
attempting to get the keys cut.
>    
>   I don't want to take this to my local hardware store and have it 
cut by the 17 year old who also mops the floor. While I was getting 
my other car serviced at the local GMC dealership I asked if they 
could do it but they said "no" after a day of scratching their heads.
>    
>   I'm assuming this is now a job for a locksmith? Also I'm 
assuming the short key blank is for model years before 1983 that 
needed 2 keys for the car?
>    
>   What is the "key" to this dilemna?
>    
>   Parts Pit Mike
>   CDN Vin 17076







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