Author Topic: The Mystery Of the 29A Lock History and Investigation Single Slot Upper Lock W/E  (Read 2452 times)

Offline Payphone installer

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Are they brass or steel?

Offline MacGnG

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They look a light brass color, don't look the same as steel blanks

Offline Payphone installer

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Dick Pitzer was the maker of the keys and the decoder. He can cut any key from a blank. He also has steel blanks.

Offline andre_janew

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Nowadays most locksmiths won't cut steel blanks.

Offline MacGnG

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Nowadays most locksmiths won't cut steel blanks.

You should say: Nowadays many locksmiths choose not to cut steel blanks. ... (or can't or don't know how to)

ive never been to a real lock shop that wouldnt cut a steel blank, but they are $$$$

Offline rdelius

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steel blanks are tough on expensive cutting wheels

Offline MacGnG

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you are correct, thats why are special steel cutting wheels and why locksmiths charge so much to cut things like safe deposit keys

Offline andre_janew

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The last time I went to a locksmith to get a steel key cut (it was for a Slaymaker padlock) I was told that I had to contact the manufacturer and give them the key number so they could make an extra key for it.  I was also told it would be cheaper to get a new lock than to get a key made.

Offline Key2871

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I realise this is an old post, but was wondering why some states are not listed.
We're these lock's distributed by region?
And not necessarily by state?
 I was just courious.
I remember conversations with Paul Vaverchak about how he knew most locks by number but never gave locks or keys for anyones area to avoid theft issues.
KEN

Offline MacGnG

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Does anyone have pictures or specifics about the key decoder? Thanks