Locksmithing/Weiser locks

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Ralph wrote at 2013-08-14 17:30:33
The Weiser WR3 key blank has the exact same blade as the WR5 and the WR5 is easier to find. A KW1 key blank will slide into a Weiser lock but beware: #1 the spacing of the cuts on a Kwikset key is slightly different than the spacing on a Weiser key, so you will sometimes find that when you try to pin a Weiser lock to a Kwikset key the pins ride on the ramps instead of the roots and you get intermittent failures, and #2 the Kwikset blank is narrower and has a tendency to rock inside the keyway, so you sometimes get a key which works well going counter-clockwise but binds up going clockwise, or vice-versa.



There are other key blanks which will fit into a Weiser 1054 keyway but none of them work as reliably as the WR3 and the WR5.


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I can answer most locksmith question regarding locks. I am very knowledgable in the Electronic lock aspect of locksmithing. Specifically, TESA, ONITY, VINGCARD, MIWA, and TIMELOX. I do not work on standard combination safes and therefore will not attempt to answer questions about them. I do work on digital/electronic safe and would entertain questions about them. I DO NOT do automobile locks or ignitions.

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While i am experienced in many facets of locksmithing, my Expertise is in electronic locks. Specifically brand names including; Tesa, Onity, Vingcard, Timelox and Miwa. I am very knowledgable in the electronic Safe aspect of locksmithing.

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Professional Locksmith association member,

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I have been a certified locksmith since 1996. I have work directly for the manufacturers of electronic locks and safes from 1996 to current. I hold an MBA in Security and Risk management.

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Onity Electronic Locking Solutions, Vingcard Elsafe, Safe Decisions, Safemark, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Comfort Suite Hotels

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