What is a KW 1 key?

What is a KW 1 key?

To use your existing key with a new lock, the lock will have to be rekeyed. There are many types of keyways, but most homes have locks with one of two of the most common keyways – KW1 and SC1. The SC stands for “Schlage,” and the KW stands for “Kwikset” – two common lock manufacturers.

What locks use KW1 keyway?

The new SC1 Keyway, compatible with most Kwikset® locks, brings significant benefits to both the consumer and B2B markets, which includes security dealers as well as professionals who purchase and utilize a large volume of mechanical locks (builders, remodelers, property owners and managers).

How many types of keyways are there?

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.

Are all KW1 keys the same?

There are few differences between these types of keys, but they are not interchangeable. In the end, it comes down to whatever locks were installed on your door when it was installed. Use the following guides to help you determine which type of key you need to order.

How often do you run a KW1 key blank?

Run a KW1 key blank, in and out of the lock approximately 25 times to exercise the pins and springs. Spray some CRC Heavy Duty Silicone(or lubricant of your choice), into the lock’s keyway to lightly lubricate the tumblers (Silicone is a good lubricant for picking as it does not leave behind residue that can gum up the lock).

When to use the KW1 2 in 1 pick?

The design of the KW1 functions more closely to a standard lock pick and should be used as such. The basic design of the tool is more fragile in nature so you should never force the lifter tip up if a pin is difficult to move. It may help to visualize the KW1 2-In-1 Pick as a tool that uses finesse rather than brute force when you use it.

How can I tell if my Titan key is KW1 or kw11?

Second, a key blank may be identified by the alpha-numeric code found on the key head. See Figure: Key Type. Third, all else fails, ask a local locksmith. Note: KW1 is a 5 pin blank KW11 is a 6 pin blank. KW11 will work in place of a KW1 but not vice versa. The KW11 is usually used in Titan locks.

What are the different types of keyways?

And what are the different keyways types? 1 Shape of Key. The shapes vary, but you can generally figure out what type of key you need just by looking at the top of the key, called the head or 2 Engraving. 3 Grooves. 4 Interchangeable.