Framon's KX-1 is designed to quickly and accurately code cut cylinder keys, and in particular, high security keys.
The KX-1 uses interchangeable depth and space cams to cut just about any cylinder key in use today. The cams take only seconds to interchange, and no adjustment is needed from one manufacturer to the next.
We've already tested the machine on locks such as Medeco, Assa, Schlage Primus, Kaba PEAKS, and Best. Kaba has already approved and recommends the machine for cutting its' PEAKS .140 and .150 keys.
Assa offers the machine to their Twin/V-10 end users. The machine is capable of cutting keys accurate to .0005" in about fifteen seconds. For interchangeable core type keys, the vise has a built-in tip stop.
For others such as Medeco or Schlage, a shoulder stop properly alIgnitions the key. When switching from one manufacturer to another, simply remove an Allen screw to take the cam off of the machine.
Reinstall the screw to put the new cam on the machine.
Of course, depending on which type of key you plan on cutting, a cutting wheel change may also be necessary. Patented keys such as Medeco KeyMark may also need a vise change to properly hold the key.
When purchased, the KX-1 comes set up for whichever manufacturer you prefer. Additional cams, cutters and vises can then be purchased separately based on your needs.
Kits are available for the following manufacturers:
Assa, Arrow, Best A-2, A-3 and A-4, Corbin-Russwin (including Emhart), Falcon, Kaba Peaks .140 and .150, Kwikset (including Titan), Master, Medeco commercial, Bi-Axial, and KeyMark, Sargent, Schlage Standard, Primus and Everest, Weiser, Yale
The KX-1 is ideal for institutional locksmiths using only one or two key systems. Locksmiths who do large masterkey systems or routinely cut high security keys will also appreciate the KX-1.