Anyone using a key cutting machine to keep costs and time down? Looks like decent ones are $150 on ebay and amazon
No, but a couple of alternatives if you like to fool with locks:
1. Buy a rekey kit from Change-a-Lock or Primeline, available online or at home centers. You can rekey six locks for about $15.
2. Get a locksmith to make a key with the same cuts as your current key but in different positions. Then move the pins in the locks to match the new key and duplicate the new key. It might be a little cheaper than No 1.
And if you don't like to fool with locks, convert to Kwikset SmartKey locks, which let you rekey without removing the locks. You still need some new key, though.
Thanks for the reply @Bob H. , I use Kwikset Smarkey now. I'm guessing property management companies can justify it. It would be nice to have.
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