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Old 08-29-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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is it possible to make 3 different brands of locks have the same key?

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anything's possible, but i don't think it can be done easily DIY.

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is it possible to make 3 different brands of locks have the same key?
No, it's not. The slots in the keys are different from maker to maker.
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a good locksmith/machinist could do it... sorry to disagree Ron.
but of course, there's really no reason to since it's much cheaper/easier to just replace the locks with 3 of the same make/model.

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Depends on what brand the locks are. Kwikset, Weiser, BHP, Design House, etc can all be keyed the same. Schlage and Baldwin both have a Schlage keyway, therefore they can be keyed the same. Several brands such as some Schlage, Cal-Royal, etc have removable cylinders which can be replaced with a cylinder to match your locks. Basically, if your key will slide into the keyhole, it can be keyed to that key.
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