Possibly The Most Perfect Code Machine Ever Created......
All of the extras included with the Framon #2
make it a great package. Here are a few of the features that make it a perfect code
Accuracy: All Framon key machines are
hand assembled and hand fit. This ensures that before your machine reaches you, it has
originated keys accurate to one-half thousandth of an inch (.0005", about the
thickness of a hair). This tolerance assures a perfect key every time!
Straight-In Feed: The #2
utilizes a straight-in feed approach. The straight-in feed of the #2 provides a
perpendicular cut at the root of the key. The flat of the cut will always be the same
depth from the left side of the cut to the right. Machines that use a pivot approach can
produce keys that turn one way but not the other. The drawing at the right shows the
profile of a key cut by a machine that pivots. The different shear lines from the left to
the right side of the key lead to the turning problem.
Rugged & Durable: The #2 is made
from heat treated aluminum and steel. The carriage moves forward on a pair of steel
slides. Spacing and depth movements take place on pairs of steel pins and screws. There
are no small gears to strip out and no plastic parts to wear out. We've heard plenty of
stories from code machine owners who have dropped the machine off of their workbench and
cut a key with no adjustments needed!
Keys By Measurement.....Unequalled Accuracy & Simple To Do
The #2 utilizes actual space & depth information to cut keys. Here's how it's
|Series: Pin Tumbler
|Blanks: 1045C, etc.
|Cuts Start At: .231
|Block #: 1
|No. Of Spaces: 5 or 6
|Spaces: .231, .387, .543, .699, .855, 1.011
SPACING: To cut a key, you need two dimensions: starting cut
(distance from the shoulder to the first cut) and spacing (distance between
cuts thereafter), both found in the Depth & Space Manual. Shown at the right is the
Schlage chart from our Depth & Space Manual. Schlage cylinder keys use .231"
starting cut and .156" spacing. Starting cut is set by zeroing the machine and
counting out to .231". Once set, the the spacing block with .156" is aligned.
Cut to cut spacing is a simple matter of aligning two index marks.
DEPTH: Depth settings are made in .001"
increments by means of a micrometer. Reading a micrometer is quite simple - the
depth micrometer on the #2 Code Machine is shown to the left. The micrometer depth reading
is what gives the #2 its' extreme accuracy. Once familiar with the machine, you'll be code
cutting keys in 30-45 seconds.