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HS Key Cutting Machine Comparison Chart

Every key machine listed here is great and reliable. Locksmiths always have different priorities when selecting a machine, different things that are the most important for them. Please use this table to see which high security key cutting machine is right for you.

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Kukai
SEC-E9
XHorse
Condor XC Mini
Laser Key Products
3D Xtreme
Silca
Futura Pro ONE
Laser Key Products
3D Elite
Silca
Futura PRO
Keyline
Ninja Laser
Price $2,395 $2,995 $5,500 $6,000 $6,500 $7,895 $8,200
Fully Loaded
Price for Auto LS
$2,979Machine: $2,395
Single-Sided Jaw: $200
Tibbe Jaw: $150
80K-Series Clamp: $95
2 Replacement Cutters: $70
Replacement Tracer: $19
Mounting Kit: $50
$3,240Machine: $2,995
Tibbe Jaw: $189
80K-Series Shim: $10
2 Replacement HS Cutters: $23
Replacement Edge-Cut Cutter: $13
Replacement Tracer: $10
$6,279Machine: $5,500
Tibbe Jaw: $400
80K-Series Shim: $15
2 Replacement Cutters: $144
80K-Series Cutter: $72
2 Replacement Tracers: $63
Bolt-Down Kit: $40
Laptop Stand: $45
$7,257Machine: $6,000
Tibbe Jaw: $862
BMW/Mercedes Clamp: $207
2 Replacement Cutters: $102
80K-Series Cutter: $50
Replacement Tracer: $36
$7,234Machine: $6,500
Tibbe Jaw: $400
80K-Series Shim: $15
2 Replacement Cutters: $144
80K-Series Cutter: $72
2 Replacement Tracers: $63
Bolt-Down Kit: $40
$9,152Machine: $7,895
Tibbe Jaw: $862
BMW/Mercedes Clamp: $207
2 Replacement Cutters: $102
80K-Series Cutter: $50
Replacement Tracer: $36
$10,317Machine: $8,200
Tibbe Jaw: $552
BMW/Volvo Jaw: $500
Mercedes Jaw: $500
80K-Series Shim: $53
2 Replacement Cutters: $332
Replacement Tracer: $55
Mouting Kit: $85
Table Mount $40
Pros
  • Cuts almost everything
  • Very inexpensive
  • Very inexpensive
  • Cuts almost everything
  • Inexpensive
  • Inexpensive
  • Cuts almost everything
  • Cuts almost everything
  • Cuts almost everything
Cons
  • Sounds weak during cutting
  • Cuts auto keys only
  • User interface
  • No solution for catching key shavings
  • Does not cut edge-cut keys
  • User interface
  • Relatively expensive
  • Pricey to purchase
  • Pricey accessories
  • Long startup time
KEY TYPES
Cuts High
Security Keys
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cuts Edge-Cut
Keys
Yes Yes (Auto Only) Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Cuts Toyota/Lexus
80K-Series Keys
Yes
($95 Optional Clamp
needed for some types)
Yes
($10 Optional Shim)
Yes
($72 Optional Cutter
$15 Optional Shim)
Yes
($50 Optional Cutter)
Yes
($72 Optional Cutter
$15 Optional Shim)
Yes
($50 Optional Cutter)
Yes
($53 Optional Shim)
Cuts Tibbe Keys Yes (6 & 8-cut)
($150 Optional Jaw)
Yes (6-cut only)
($189 Optional Jaw)
Yes (6 & 8-cut)
($400 Optional Adapter)
Yes (6-cut only)
($862 Optional Jaw)
Yes (6 & 8-cut)
($400 Optional Adapter)
($78 Optional Cutter)
Yes (6-cut only)
($862 Optional Jaw)
Yes (6-cut only)
($550 Optional Jaw)
Cuts Tubular Keys Yes
($200 Optional Jaw)
No Yes
($400 Optional Jaw)
Yes
($400 Optional Jaw)
Yes
($400 Optional Jaw)
Yes
($400 Optional Jaw)
No
Cuts Dimple Keys Yes
($300 Optional Jaw)
No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
FEATURES
Allows Addition
of Custom Keys
Yes
(Built In)
Yes
(Via Laptop)
No Yes
(Optional Codemaker Module for Edge-Cut & Dimple Keys Only, Around $200)
No Yes
(Optional Codemaker Module for Edge-Cut & Dimple Keys Only, Around $200)
Yes
Fill Progressioning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Engraving No No No Coming Q1 2018 No Coming Q1 2018 No
Full Shield Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cutting Bay
Lighting
LED LED None LED LED LED LED
Jaw Swapping No Tools Needed No Tools Needed All Jaws Built In No Tools Needed All Jaws Built In No Tools Needed No Tools Needed
Key Code
Software
Proprietary Proprietary
(also includes 1 year
Instacode subscription)
Genericode Proprietary Genericode Proprietary Instacode
Cutting from
Instacode
No Yes (via mobile
device only)
Coming Soon Yes (Optional Purchase) Coming Soon Yes Yes
Screen 8" Touchscreen Tablet
(1280x800 Resolution)
8" Internal Touchscreen
(1024x600 Resolution)
10" Touchscreen Laptop
(1366x768 Resolution)
10" Touchscreen Tablet
(1280x800 Resolution)
10" Touchscreen Laptop
(1366x768 Resolution)
10" Touchscreen Tablet
(1280x800 Resolution)
7" Touchscreen
(800x480 Resolution)
Can be Used
as a Computer
Fully Functional Windows 10 Tablet No Fully Functional Windows 10 Laptop Fully Functional Android 5.0 Tablet Fully Functional Windows 10 Laptop Fully Functional Android 5.0 Tablet No
Wi-Fi Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Bluetooth No Yes No No No No No
SPEED & SOUND
Does it Start Up
Fast?—from OFF
90 Seconds 10 Seconds 93 Seconds   93 Seconds   180 Seconds
Does it Start Up
Fast?—from Asleep
13 Seconds N/A 10 Seconds   10 Seconds   N/A
Is it Fast?—
High SecurityTime to Cut One Side of the HO01 Key with Code K100
1 Minute, 3 Seconds 1 Minute, 49 Seconds     1 Minute, 17 Seconds    
Is it Fast?—
Single-SidedTime to Cut SC1 Key with Cuts 16273
1 Minute, 5 Seconds No Residential Key Support   No Edge-Cut Key Support 2 Minutes, 7 Seconds    
Is it Fast?—
Double-SidedTime to Cut H75 Key with Code 1500X
1 Minute, 20 Seconds 1 Minute, 30 Seconds   No Edge-Cut Key Support 1 Minute, 38 Seconds    
Is it Loud?Sound Level while cutting HO01
avg 74.3dB
max 101dB
avg 71.4dB
max 79.9dB
    avg 80dB
max 88dB
   
Is it Strong? 24V DC Brushed Motor?
12,000 RPM Motor
Torque?
24V DC Brushless Motor
12,000 RPM
Torque?
24V DC Brushless Motor
9000 RPM
Torque?
24V DC Brushed Motor
12,100 RPM
Torque?
24V DC Brushless Motor
9000 RPM
Torque?
24V DC Brushed Motor
12,100 RPM for HS
1,585 RPM for Edge-Cut
Torque?
110V Brushed Motor
6,000 RPM for HS
3,000 RPM for Edge-Cut
Torque?
PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Replacement
Cutters
$35 Each $11.70 Each for HS
$13.00 Each for Edge-Cut
$72 Each for HS
$90 for Edge-Cut Wheel
$51 Each $72 Each for HS
$90 for Edge-Cut Wheel
$51 Each for HS
$115 for Edge-Cut Wheel
$166 Each for HS
$280 for Edge-Cut Wheel
Replacement
Tracer
$19 Each $10.40 Each $62.50 for Two $36 Each $62.50 for Two $36 Each $55 Each
Mounts in Vehicle $50 Mounting Kit Mounting Kit Coming Soon $40 Bolt-Down Kit Included $40 Bolt-Down Kit Included $85 Mounting Kit
12V Option Yes
($80 Optional Inverter)
No No No No No No
Other Important
Accessories
$200 Optional Jaw for Single-Sided Keys
$95 Optional Key Clamp for Some Mercedes 2-Track (HU64)
  $45 Optional Laptop Stand Secures Laptop on Top of Machine $207 Optional Clamp for BMW/Mercedes 2-Track (HU92/HU64)   $207 Optional Clamp for BMW/Mercedes 2-Track (HU92/HU64) $39.50 Table Mount or
$225 Arm Mount
$500 Optional Jaw for BMW/Volvo 4-Track (HU58/S66NN-P)
$500 Optional Jaw for Mercedes 2-Track (HU64)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Weight 43 lbs 39.7 lbs 45 lbs 44.1 lbs 40 lbs 44.1 lbs 44.1 lbs
Dimensions 10"Wx14.2"Hx13.4"D 10.43"Wx11.85"Hx14.25"D 15"Wx20"Hx22"D 12.5"Wx13.4"Hx16.3"D 17"Wx13"Hx14"D 12.5"Wx13.4"Hx16.3"D 13.4"Wx11.8"Hx16.3"D
Country of
Manufacture
China China United States Italy United States Italy Italy
Inverter
Requirements
    Pure Sine Wave   Pure Sine Wave   Pure Sine Wave
SUPPORT
Technical
Support
PACIFIC Time Zone
(Las Vegas, NV):
800-692-1898
(if purchased from AKS)
PACIFIC Time Zone
(Las Vegas, NV):
800-692-1898
(if purchased from AKS)
CENTRAL Time Zone
(Bacliff, Texas):
281-339-3501, 1
Reached a human right away
EASTERN Time Zone
(Rocky Mount, NC):
800-334-1381, 8
Leave a message for callback
CENTRAL Time Zone
(Bacliff, Texas):
281-339-3501, 1
Reached a human right away
EASTERN Time Zone
(Rocky Mount, NC):
800-334-1381, 8
Leave a message for callback
EASTERN Time Zone
(Cleveland, Ohio):
800-891-2118, 1, 1
Left voicemail @ 2:29p,
called back at 2:49p
Repairs Las Vegas, Nevada
(if purchased from AKS)
Las Vegas, Nevada
(if purchased from AKS)
Bacliff, Texas Rocky Mount, North Carolina Bacliff, Texas Rocky Mount, North Carolina Cleveland, Ohio
Warranty 1 Year
Parts & Labor
3 Years
Parts & Labor
2 Years Parts
1 Year Labor
2 Years
Parts & Labor
2 Years Parts
1 Year Labor
2 Years
Parts & Labor
2 Years
Parts & Labor