What does KW mean on a key?

The abbreviation KW means “Key Worker” and “Kilowatt.”

What is the most common key blank?

Top 15 Most Popular Key Blanks Kwikset Titan locks are the most popular use for this key, as well as aftermarket, six pin commercial cylinder. Schlage SC1– This Schlage key blank has been in use for many years and is nearly as popular on aftermarket cylinders as the KW1 key blank.

What are key blanks called?

A key blank (sometimes spelled keyblank) is a key that has not been cut to a specific bitting. The blank has a specific cross-sectional profile to match the keyway in a corresponding lock cylinder.

What is the difference between KW1 and SC1?

If the bow has straight sides and a triangle-shaped top (like a house), you probably have a KW1 keyway. If the key is diamond-shaped (narrower at the top and bottom and wide in the middle), you probably have a SC1 keyway. However, some aftermarket keys use the same bow shape, regardless of the keyway.

Are all key blanks the same?

They have either already been programmed and aren’t physically able to take different programming or they are the wrong type of transponder for the vehicle. As an example; Ford has a transponder key that is a “C” blank and a “D” blank. The key profile and the “look” of these keys are visually exactly the same.

What are the different keyways?

There are 7 different keyways C,CE,E,EF,F,FG and G. There is a special “P” keyway designed to accept any of the 7 keys and a special key blank designed to be accepted into all 7 keyways, 35-101 L which is made of stainless steel and requires a special machine to cut.

Does Lowes make Housekeys?

Fortunately, Lowes does make keys. That said, the company’s in-store key cutting service is available to all customers and for several types of keys, including car, home, and office keys.

Is Schlage or Kwikset better?

Also in the non-forced entry category, there is no doubt Schlage is better. With a better, more precise manufacturing process and 2 additional security pins than the Kwikset deadbolt, Schlage locks are significantly harder to pick, bump or compromise in non-destructive ways.

What locks use SC1 keyway?

Smartkey replacement cylinder uses the Schlage SC1 keyway and fits some Kwikset Single Cylinder Deadbolts 158/553/660/687/.

How many different types of key blanks are there?

Identifying Key Blanks The four most commonly available residential key blanks are the bit, flat, cylinder, and barrel.

How many best keyways are there?

About 25 different keyways are commonly used; the lock shown in Figure 1 is for the “L” keyway. Pins for SFIC locks are slightly smaller than those used in conventional cylinders, and tolerances are comparatively tight.