Use A Dremel Multitool To Cut Your Own Precision Keys

Use A Dremel Multitool To Cut Your Own Precision Keys

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Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 23, 2010

50% of the time we head to the hardware store to have new copies of our keys made, they don't quite work right. There's alway some jiggle or wiggle involved, making us look like fools when we aren't granted access to where we need to go. Forget the hassle and simply make your own, even those pesky "do not copy" types!

There's two methods to this madness, the first is to simply use a pair of vice grips and hold your master key against a new key blank that will be the right size. The other is to take a photo of your original, make an outline of it and print out and use your Dremel to grind around the template. Check out the video above to see the concept in action!

Although this might seem like a great deal of work just to get new keys made, if you're looking to copy a key that isn't supposed to be copied (like a spare mail key for your roommate) or one that costs a small fortune to have cut, this is a perfect solution!

(via: Zedomax)
(Image: Drillspot, Dremel, frtim)

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