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Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?

7 Answers

Answered by Locksmith Services Ltd

11th January 2020

Locksmith Services Ltd answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

The simple answer is yes, although it's not very straight forward so we would recommend getting a qualified and skilled locksmith to get the job done. This is a time consuming job so may require us to take the lock back to our office or send off to be done. This is because the lock would be taken apart to make an impression using the internals, this would be an expensive job so if the lock is still manufactured it may be best to replace it with a new one, which means original cut keys as well as a guarantee. We have done this many of times for properties that are listed as the lock is no longer made or the door could simply not fit a different style lock due to the structure or thickness.

Answered by SRS Locksmiths

30th August 2019

SRS Locksmiths answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

Yes, this is possible however quite a lot of Labour is involved due to having to open the actual lock and it would probably work out around the same price, if not cheaper, to simply replace the Lock itself. Most locks come with 2-3 Keys as standard however more can be added if needs be, just as the question. Also remember, if you don't have your original key and need to have a Key Impressioned, you are still running the risk of somebody else having the key which you have not got so i would always recommend changing the locks anyway.

Answered by The Boiler Guys

7th May 2019

The Boiler Guys answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

it is possible to cut keys to mortice locks of most types and makes, this is usually carried out by stripping the lock on a work bench.It's an every day skill for me, I used to cut keys to cabinet locks safe locks, rim and mortice locks on a daily basis when I had a shop, however these days it may be cheaper to buy a new lock, unless it is an unusual size, or it is no longer manufactured, for example Churches have massive old locks called box locks, which have no real security value but have an aesthetic value which is traditionally part of the door furniture.The keys are equally massive. Losing a key can compromise security an invalidate insurance claims if you are burgled without forced entry.so changing the combination of the key should be preffered.

Answered by ADP LOCKSMITHS

24th April 2019

ADP LOCKSMITHS answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

Yes this is called impressioning. Some locks you can not do this though and some locks it's more cost effective just to replace the lock anyway. Mortice locks on wooden doors are quite easy to do this too. There is a degree of skill required to do this job and it can be quite time consuming

Answered by Fort Cox Locksmiths and access control

4th April 2019

Fort Cox Locksmiths and access control answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

Yes a “ impression” of a key can be taken from most locks and then a key made by filing the correct code onto the key to make it operate the lock, this can often be very time consuming so be prepared to pay substantially more than just having a key copied from a readily available working key.

Answered by Northumberland Double Glazing Repairs

19th March 2019

Northumberland Double Glazing Repairs answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

An experienced locksmith should be able to make a key for a lock. Obviously this doesn't apply to all locks. This is known as impressioning a key Ask your local reputable locksmith. Not someone who cuts keys in a cobblers or shoe repair shop as they will probably not have the required skills.

Answered by Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths

9th February 2019

Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths answered the question "Can a locksmith make a key from a lock?"

Yes I can impression a key from a mortice lock if the keys have been lost but it involves gaining entry non-destructively if the door is locked and then making a key from a blank which can take an hour or two. Consequently it is often more economical to replace the lock with a new unit and supply new keys thus reducing the labour charge significantly. I would only really suggest impressioning a key for antique, church or some cabinet locks.

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