baker38 wrote:The Dremel tool is an good tool for grinding but to duplicate a key with our a attachment like Rotosmith attachment I found to be impossible you have No control over duplicating a key that must be perfect.
Couple of things:
1. You worked with Dremel for 10 years yet don't believe they're capable of precision work? I've made picks by hand with my Dremel for about 4 years now, and can get within a thousandth of an inch to an arbitrary line I draw onto metal strips.
2. Most keys don't need to be perfect. They don't even need to be very close. Anything within half a cut of the correct depth will work with a little jiggling. Anything much closer than that to the correct depth should work without jiggling.
I am also rather disappointed that you chose to astroturf your product instead of disclosing that you're the inventor and defending it on its own merits. It does look like a helpful tool, but it also looks like a simple tool that can be made by anyone. Prove us wrong with facts, not deception.
EDIT: that said, this is a forum of hobbyists. We tend to like figuring things out on our own and making things ourselves. Locksmiths in general will probably not have the time to be messing around, and may like your product as a pre-built unit. What advantages does it have over real key duplicators other than price?
Teddy Picker wrote:My question (for the forum in general): do you think that something like this could be used to cut picks?
I don't see why not. Although you're going to have the same problem with them as you will cutting keys: keeping the metal cool. I would add some thin radiator vanes to the block that holds the key to at least draw heat out of the brass.