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#1 exidez

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:02 AM

i saw another post on this board "Most Popular Bump Keys" that gave me an outline of what the different key types looked like. I have a key in Australia for a couple of houses and they are all the same type. The same kind of indents that fit in the keyway.
Is there a site i can use so i can identify the type?
Only one key has something written on it and that is "Silica KS1"

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:24 PM

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/key_systems/pdf/keyblanks_catalog_keynews_info.asp

Try Section 3.
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#3 exidez

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:38 AM

no way, there are like millions!
later on tonight i am going to take a photo of the keys to see if someone can identify it for me....

#4 exidez

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:59 AM

ok these are big files...
can anyone tell me which keyway this is. I hope they can be seen clearly. They should be the same keyway for all three keys
http://users.bigpond.net.au/exidez/100_0959.JPG
http://users.bigpond.net.au/exidez/100_0964.JPG

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:36 AM

There are so many different types of key ways.

I would say the 2 most common are the Kwickset and Schalge.

@Exidez- the 3rd key is a kw1, I am not sure about the other 2.

#6 theopratr

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:36 PM

One the first link, the key on the left is definatively a KW1, the other two are both Lockwoods. (L1, 5-pin)

#7 exidez

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 12:45 AM

and i thought they were the same key ways
whats different between the KW1 and L1 ??

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:52 PM

ok these are big files...
can anyone tell me which keyway this is. I hope they can be seen clearly. They should be the same keyway for all three keys
http://users.bigpond.net.au/exidez/100_0959.JPG
http://users.bigpond.net.au/exidez/100_0964.JPG


They do look very close. I would guess that the L1 will fit in the KW1 key way, but the KW1 will not fit the L1 key way. It is kinda like the Marks key way and the KW1 key: the Marks key will not go into a KW1 key way, but the KW1 is what works on the Marks cylinders. If you hold the KW1 and the L1 beside each other, you will see the small differences in the millings. That is all it takes to make it frustrating.

Afterthought: While you are looking at them check the spacing to see if the center of the cuts line up. I doubt they do. Another frustration.
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#9 ChicagoLocks

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:14 AM

They do look very close. I would guess that the L1 will fit in the KW1 key way, but the KW1 will not fit the L1 key way. It is kinda like the Marks key way and the KW1 key: the Marks key will not go into a KW1 key way, but the KW1 is what works on the Marks cylinders. If you hold the KW1 and the L1 beside each other, you will see the small differences in the millings. That is all it takes to make it frustrating.

Afterthought: While you are looking at them check the spacing to see if the center of the cuts line up. I doubt they do. Another frustration.

This information very helpful in finding the difference KW1 and the L1. Thanks for sharing
Sandy