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How To Copy The Key

How To Copy The Key

Your time and finances may suffer as a result of losing your keys. However, you can prevent yourself from being in this unfortunate and annoying situation by taking a moment to create a backup key. This post will go through several key duplication methods and dive into some cool manual key duplication methods using things you probably already have at home. However, in order to copy a key using any of the following methods, you’ll need an original key. Continue reading below to avoid being locked again. At, a sufficient Lock Picking Set can be purchased.

Make an Emergency Key at Home

Trace the key onto another material, then cut out the stroke. To use this method, you’ll need a strong material for your clone key that won’t break the lock. Common materials include soda cans, old credit cards, hotel keys, and even metal objects like butter knives if you have folders. The best way to draw and duplicate keys requires clear packing tape, a lighter, pliers, your original keys, a cutting tool, and some new key material.

To outline and copy keys, follow these steps:

To reproduce a key, cut a piece of clear packaging tape that is bigger than the original.

Grab the original key’s head with pliers, then use a lighter to heat one side of the head until it turns black (soot accumulates).

Place the black side of the key on the tape and firmly press after allowing it to cool.

A black key imprint should remain after you remove the tape.

Cut around the imprint after placing the tape over the material you want to use to produce the key. Be as specific as you can.

Carefully test your new key.

Don’t apply too much force while handling more delicate items, such as gift cards. You probably don’t want to deal with the issue of breaking a piece off your lock.

Use the retail store’s internal key duplication service

Some common retailers that offer key duplication services are:


The Home Depot


Car zone

A retail store’s broader assortment of keys, including key fobs, transponder keys, RFID chips, and keys for high security locks, is an advantage over a key kiosk. Additionally, their services are reasonably priced. Granted, there are only two drawbacks to retail stores: they aren’t as quick and simple as automatic machines, and they don’t provide the wide range of services and keys that locksmiths do. To use the retail service, you must bring the original key clone. If you don’t have the original key to duplicate, a locksmith will need to decode your lock; otherwise, you can use this as an opportunity to update your lock.

Consult a locksmith

Your keys can be duplicated precisely by locksmiths using specialized equipment and tools. Additionally, locksmiths can use keys that cannot be copied elsewhere, like car keys. Some locksmiths have the ability to duplicate keys using only a photograph of the original. A locksmith can also assist you in enhancing the security of your doors and locks.

Let a qualified residential locksmith make copies of your keys as you choose the best new locks to replace your old, worn-out ones with. To view our variety of Lock Picking Kit, visit