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dremmal VS. file
Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:46 AM
I have a Dremel that I use when modifying strike plates or door hardware when retrofitting a new piece. It beats filing for 2 hours when I can be done in 5 minutes with the Dremel.
I always use a file if I have to make a key by hand. Maybe I am just old school, but there is something very satisfying about making a key by hand with no electricity/batteries involved. BUT, once I have the first key is made I make copies on the key machine...too much of a good thing.........
I typically use a no. 2 cut pippin file.
Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:58 PM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:39 AM
I do an outline of the peaks pretty fast(compared to filing) it takes about 10min. at most for a whole key from scratch. then i take a reg. flat file turned sideways, the little side does the flat spots perfect. then i 45 all the peaks with the flat side of the file,wire wheel...done:) makes good keys. NOTHING compaired to factory made though!