as far as the hpc blitz vs framon 2..that's like talking about pc vs mac .. ..
Very true, but the framon is a better machine
conclusion...the framon stays calibrated no matter what..unless u drop it from the table pretty much...
Actually there are numerous stories of a Framon falling off the back of a truck.. pick it up, dust it off.. back to work.
for some reason i get more keys to turn better and impression better when using the framon...it seems to me that the straight feed makes a difference when cutting the keys to get it to turn in the lock..but this is just what i have experienced.....
It is easier to make an accurate half cut with the Framon
so if i was a newbie i would buy a framon 2 to start off..
There are a few other points that should be noted:
Customer service : If you call Framon Manufacturing .. the owner ( son of the inventor ) answers the phone.
There is a learning curve to using a Framon.. the more you know and understand about spacing and depths.. the shorter the curve .
This comes in handy if your machine is an area ( think industrial maintenance dept) where non lockies have access to it.
Unless you know how to use the machine it is unlikely you could make a useable key.
The HPC requires index cards to operate.. without the correct card.. say for a new vehicle or lock,
your basicly out of luck. (Yes , You could use a micrometer index card). Not the case with the Framon all you need are the spaces and depths and you are good to go.
The Framon is also easier to make slight adjustments to the spaces and depths on the fly.. just adjust by the required amount and cut...
Over all if I could only have 1 machine, the Framon II would be it .
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