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Can a broken key be duplicated?
Last Updated: 9th May, 2021
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In this way, can Lowes make a copy of a broken key?
When a car key breaks, unless you have anadditional copy, you will need to get a new one made.Most key duplicators at hardware stores like Home Depot orLowe's cannot duplicate broken keys. Usually the bestpractice is to cut a new car key by code instead of tracinga copy from the old one.
Also Know, how do I get a broken key out of a lock? Insert the tip of a pair of needle-nosed pliers into thekeyhole. Try to grip the broken key and pull it out.This technique is most likely to work if the key broke atits head and all the cuts are inside the lock. If you can'tpull the key out, remove the pliers and set themaside.
can you copy a key that says do not duplicate?
The truth is there's no law regarding “do notduplicate” keys. The engraved message found onmany business keys is not legally binding –it's just a recommendation. Though many chain hardware stores, suchas Ace, may refuse to cut a copy of these keys, alocksmith can easily duplicate them.
Can you tell if a key has been copied?
Depending on the factory-original specifics, this mayalso indicate that it is a duplicate key. When a keyis duplicated with a stylus-based key machine a mark is lefton the side of the original key. If a key machine isfound with a suspect, it can be examined to determineif it was used to cut a specific key.