Some open keyways require manufacturer approval before a distributor can supply their products but, besides that, an open keyway can be sold right off the shelf to any customer who walks in. For example, a Schlage “C” keyway is an open keyway that is available from many key and lock distributors.

What is a Schlage C key?

In the mid-1930s Schlage introduced the “C” keyway pin tumbler lock cylinder and key blank. For more than seven decades, this lock cylinder has been the default for just about every Schlage pin tumbler lock.

How do I identify my Schlage keyway?

If your key has KW1, KW10, 6, 65, 66, 5, WR5, or WR3 engraved on the head, it should be the Kwikset. While if the engraved numbers are SC1, 68, or C, it should be the Schlage.

How do I know what keyway type?

Look at the large end of the key (also called the bow). 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.

Is Schlage C the same as SC1?

Technical Info: This Original Schlage key blank is the same as SC-1 however only use this blank if cutting from an original Schlage key!

What is Kwikset keyway?

The SC1 Keyway provides an avenue through which consumers can experience the convenience of patented SmartKey® technology, which allows locks to be rekeyed without taking the lock off the door or hiring a locksmith, and without worrying about lost or unreturned keys.

Does Lowes make Schlage keys?

Lowe’s HM #68 SCHLAGE BRASS KEY in the Key Blanks department at

How do I know what key fits my door?

In most cases the key number will be stamped on the front of the lock next to where the key enters. In some cases the number may also be stamped on the original key.

How do I know if I have Schlage or Kwikset?

Schlage deadbolts have a thick, solid housing that protects the cylinder all around, leaving no hollow areas, in contrast, the housing of the Kwikset deadbolt is much lighter and somewhat hollow, making it much easier to drill through.

What do key codes mean?

A key code is a series of alphanumeric characters used by locksmiths to create a key. There are two kinds of key codes: blind codes and bitting codes.

What are SC1 keys?

The HY-KO Products SC1 Blank Schlage Lock Key is a nickel-plated brass, precision-milled replacement key. The key is used for Schlage residential and commercial locks and padlocks and substitutes for the original Schlage A and C keys.

What are the different key types?

The 10 Key Types You Should Know About

  • Flat Key. The flat-fronted keys are usually found on older locks such as pin tumbler locks. …
  • Corrugated Key. …
  • Tubular Key (or Barrel Key) …
  • Warded Key. …
  • Dimple Key. …
  • Sidebar Key. …
  • Double-Sided Key. …
  • Combination/Mixed Key.

What does SC mean on a key?

Resolution: ILCO is a manufacturer that uses SC as a designation to represent Schlage keys. ILCO is not affiliated with Schlage so a key with an SC designation was never manufactured by Schlage. The following table lists the more popular ILCO SC designations.

What does KW1 mean on a key?

KW1 is the key blank number, indicating Kwikset keyway.

What does Scrlk key do?

Recently, while reviewing customer comments related to scrolling in a spreadsheet, I discovered that a lot of folks have run into this issue. Scroll Lock is a toggling lock key on the keyboard, just like the CAPS LOCK key. Once pressed, Scroll Lock is enabled. To turn it off, simply press the Scroll Lock key again.

Can you copy Schlage keys?

To duplicate a Schlage key, you may speak to an associate of Home Depot and request they copy your existing key.

What keys Cannot be duplicated?

The following is a list of keys that cannot be duplicated:

  • Transponder Key.
  • Laser Cut Car Key.
  • VAT Key.
  • Abloy keys.
  • Chip Keys.
  • Tubular Keys.
  • Internal Cut Keys.
  • Four-Sided Key.

What happens if you copy a key that says Do not copy?

The “Do Not Copy” inscription on a key acts as a warning, but it does not actually prevent someone from duplicating the key. That means that if you bought your locks from a reputable locksmith, you’d need to go to the same company or locksmith and ask them for new keys.

Can you duplicate a key that says do not duplicate at Walmart?

Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Lowe’s all have self serve kiosk that allow anyone in possession of any non-restricted key (meaning open market key blanks) to walk up, put the key in the machine and duplicate them without any validation.

How do you tell if a key is restricted?

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What is a restricted key?

A restricted key system provides ultra-strong security and control to any home or business security system. In a restricted key system, keys can only be duplicated by an authorised person and new keys can only be cut by the master locksmith who originally produced the design.

How much does Walmart charge for key copies?

How much does it cost to cut keys at Walmart? Making keys at Walmart using the MinuteKey kiosks costs around $2 to $6 per key, which is on par with what it would cost you anywhere else. You can use credit (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), debit, or cash to pay for your new keys.

Does AutoZone make house keys?

AutoZone is primarily an automotive store, but do they make house keys? Most AutoZone stores, and other auto part stores, do not make or cut house or padlock keys and only offer vehicle key duplication, transponder keys, and fobs.

Does Home Depot duplicate keys?

Home Depot does provide key copying services for most home locks, padlocks, and even vehicles. In addition to traditional key cutting, they also offer self-service key kiosks that let you copy keys in minutes without the help of a Home Depot employee.

Does Harbor Freight make keys?

Harbor Freight does not make or copy keys but they sell key locks and other tools. Harbor freight deals with the sales of tools and equipment such as but not limited to automotive tools, air compressors, hand tools, saws, drills, generators, welding supplies, wrenches, and tool storage.

How do you duplicate a key without the original?

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Can Walmart cut key fob keys?

Walmart does offer car key copying services for a limited range of car keys at the MinuteKey kiosks as of 2022. Walmart can only duplicate older metal car keys that have no electronic transponders or RFID chips in them. Prices for copying car keys at Walmart range from $2 – $6 depending on the key type.