Cutting a key that's snapped

Is it possible to get a new key cut if your original has snapped?

Asked by Carherine on 15th Dec 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Only if you have the broken part of the key removed .."
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Hi, I have cut hundreds of brocken keys in the past. The machines and the skill of a key cutter 95% of the time should be able to produce a working copy. Failing that take the lock to the keybar for testing , lever/pin change or last resort replacement lock.
Good luck"
Answered on 15th Dec 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
In general it can be done, however depends on the two pieces of key and condition to be able to get a good copy.
GLS Locksmith Solutions"
Answered on 15th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Yes, you can cut a key which has snapped as long as none of the teeth on the key hasn't broken. A good locksmith can cut as many keys as you like."
Answered on 1st Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"if you have the full key in 2 pieces some outlets may cut it for you"
Answered on 30th Jun 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Yes it is possible to get a key cut from a snapped key as long as you have both parts of the key"
Answered on 22nd Mar 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Loksmiths can cut another key from the anapped key, but cannot guarantee the key will work. It probably will.
If the new key plays up in the lock the best thing is to get the lock or cylinder changed."
Answered on 15th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
"yes any decent key cutter should be able to cut you a new key if you have both peices"
Answered on 15th Dec 2022 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"If it is a lock that is not difficult to source or replace then I would advise to replace the lock. Usually keys snap when the keys/lock are old and eventually will become faulty anyway."
Answered on 18th Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
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