Lab Wedge Pro Universal Rekeying Kit | Guardian Safe & Lock Product Review
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Lab Wedge Pro Universal Rekeying Kit | Guardian Safe & Lock Product Review


Okay so, it’s been a while since we made
a YouTube video. So we decided to go ahead and do a little product review on
our rekeying kit that we, our go to rekeying kit which is the lab
Universal Pro Wedge Universal rekeying kit. This particular one here has an extra
drawer below it. They don’t usually come with that, but I wanted the one that have
the drawer with it so I could put in our followers or tweezers and all the common
tools that you use to rekey a lock. So this one has a drawer below it. This one right
here is the actual 300 increments kit. they have 500 increments also, but it’s
not as popular the 300 increments kit. Basically, it jumps up from pin to pin
300 increments. It goes up 3 hundred increments every single pin, versus
a 500 increments kit which just goes up 500 increments every spot. So in the 300
increments kit, which this is what that is, you can finely tune the pins to, to
match worn keys that customers may provide so on this kit here it has all
the common, most common lock types like: Arrow, Yale, Schlage, Kwikset, Weiser, Sargent,
Weslock, Corbin Russwin, and a couple of different Russwins and Corbin keys.
These charts here tell you based off the key,
what pin to use based off the cut, and what type of key it is, what size pin to
use. So this for instance is a Schlage key. It happens to have the cuts right on
there: 2 5 0 5 7 so 2 5 0 5 7 if you notice that 0 is no cut and the 7 is
really deep. So it goes from 0, the shallowest to 7, the deepest. Same up here: 0 cut, which if I was keying a pin to this particular chamber, it would be the 165
pin. If I was doing a 7 cut which is the last cut on here, it would be a 270 pin,
which is right here. So this tells you based off whatever the depth of the cut
is, what pins to use. That’s what most people use it for, but there’s a lot more
information that these kits give you. In very small writing down here, below each
different type, it gives you a couple little I guess acronyms. So like TFC: “to first cut” meaning it’s 0.231, that’s the measurement from
the shoulder to the very first cut on a Schlage key. And then TFC, ah, sorry,
BCC: “between cut centers”, so from the center of that cut to, the center of that
cut, on a Schlage key, that is the distance. And then: MACS; which is “max adjacent cut specifications,” tells you right here too, it gives you a little breakdown on what
these mean. That means seven is the Max adjacent cuts meaning, you can go from one to an eight cut on your key. So a 1 to an eighth cut is a seven cut difference. So
your max that you can do is seven. So you can’t go from a 1 to a 9 because that’s
a difference of 8. So that, this gives you some good information based off whatever
type of lock you’re using, how to pin up your key and out of create keys also.
Because if you’re gonna create a Schlage key you know that you can only go a max
of 7 cut difference from cut to cut. So this particular kid here, there’s a bunch
of different rekeying kits, but lab is by far the better known one. They’re
the name when it comes to rekeying and pin kits. These kits are pretty durable,
we have them in all our trucks. They have little spots or Springs and extra little
miscellaneous parts that you may have. But anybody that wants to rekey locks
lab 300 increments kit is what I would go with.

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