which key cutting machine is the best

Here are key cutting machines talked a lot: Xhorse Condor, Miracle A7, Viper machine, Ninja laser & x6 key cutter

so, which one is the best?

condor xc-mini is a good budget machine , more suited to the workshop than mobile due to size and weight. it has some bugs , some issues and some gaps , but the quick and easy update for lifetime plus wonderful function are the scoring points. this for what it costs, on the whole a decent machine for the money.

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miracle A7 s a reliable machine , has a few bugs but reliable as a light use machine , ideal mobile on a van and space saving .

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Viper is a heavy machine and can play up in cold , but is a great heavy duty machine that will give a lifetime of reliable use and receives lifetime updates and as Silca is normally up to date.

Ninja laser – excellent machine , nothing better for me on sx9 keys , laguna 3 , megane 3 , new clio cards using 1234Q5678H series and decoding and cutting clio 3 keys , fast reliable cutting that allows you to pick various styles of cut as well as adjust to half cuts etc , the software can take getting used to due to the functions available on it , adds cylinder keys to your services too , its a well built machine that is like silca updated for life free.

So, Condor mini vs Miracle A7 vs X6 key cutter vs Viper machine vs Ninja laser:
Most key cutting machines will cut a tibbe key on a clamp , but none will in my view cut a perfect tibbe key , a stand alone option will always cut a better key and far quicker too .

I have all of the above machines , so have hands on and regular experience with each machine and use them all , i like them all over the next for certain functions and all do different jobs for me , viper will always be my baby as it was my first , but ninja laser is catching it up fast my only gripe is viper is 30 second boot time , ninja laser is 4 minutes to boot up , but these 2 are in a league of their own
condor xc-mini key machine is a far superior machine to the x6 key cutter, the x6 is a starter machine for very light use and build quality is poor in comparison , i had an x6 to play with for a few months , i wouldn’t buy one having gone hands on with it , condor will last longer and be more reliable of the 2 , its at least being supported and updated which is a big plus and is a far superior build quality to the x6 which at best is a hobby or starter machine .
it isn’t always 100% accurate , but the find biting function on condor is useful if you don’t have instacode to hand , and is a useful addition that makes the condor more useful.

Below is what i tested with Condor machine.

Do Toyota TOY43 all key lost, save you a lot of time
Cut Suzuki, Mazda (key tooth in ignition lock more than door lock) all key lost, simply by enter the key code
Do Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, and Citroen all key lost, directly program keys
HU101 works fine, HU92 works fine.
HU66 OK, have to do two passes on each side to get the key to work, same with hu100.
Fix the problem that other key cutting machines cut domestic Honda key not accurately.

But it is a pity that there is no solution for Renault emergency bladeyet.

Anyone bought Condor XC-Mini key cutting machine?

I have found something good about key cutting machines, including Xhorse Condor xc mini, Miracle A7, Viper, Ninja laser, V8/X6 key cutters. This post would help you to buy a good key cutting machine, most suitable for anyone in need.

I have found something good about key cutting machines, including Xhorse Condor xc mini, Miracle A7, Viper, Ninja laser, V8/X6 key cutters. This post would help you to buy a good key cutting machine, most suitable for anyone in need.

First, you need to know- How much difference of Condor xc-mini vs Miracle A7 vs Viper vs Ninja laser vs V8/X6

Condor xc-mini is a good budget machine , more suited to the workshop than mobile due to size and weight. it has some bugs , some issues and some gaps , but the quick and easy update for lifetime plus wonderful function are the scoring points. this for what it costs, on the whole a decent machine for the money.

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A useful tip with details: http://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/condor-ikeycutter-manually-key-cutting-machine.html

 Miracle A7 is a reliable machine , has a few bugs but reliable as a light use machine , ideal mobile on a van and space saving .

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 Viper is a heavy machine and can play up in cold , but is a great heavy duty machine that will give a lifetime of reliable use and receives lifetime updates and as Silca is normally up to date.

 

 Ninja laser – excellent machine , nothing better for me on sx9 keys , laguna 3 , megane 3 , new clio cards using 1234Q5678H series and decoding and cutting clio 3 keys , fast reliable cutting that allows you to pick various styles of cut as well as adjust to half cuts etc , the software can take getting used to due to the functions available on it , adds cylinder keys to your services too , its a well built machine that is like silca updated for life free.

Most will cut a tibbe key on a clamp , but none will in my view cut a perfect tibbe key , a stand alone option will always cut a better key and far quicker too.

 V8/X6 key cutting machine is a starter machine for very light use and build quality is poor in comparison , i had an x6 to play with for a few months , condor will last longer and be more reliable of the 2 , its at least being supported and updated which is a big plus and is a far superior build quality to the x6 which at best is a hobby or starter machine .

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It isn’t always 100% accurate , but the find biting function on Condor is useful if you don’t have instacode to hand , and is a useful addition that makes the Condor more useful.

More: SEC-E9 vs Condor XC-mini vs Automatic V8/X6 vs Slica Key cutting machine:

http://www.keycuttingmachine.org/sec-e9-vs-condor-xc-mini-vs-automatic-v8x6-vs-slica-key-cutting-machine/

 

Then, Condor XC-MINI Key Cutting Machine Reviews… Here you go.

 

1.Cut New GM, Coverlet, HU100, PSA Peugeot, Citroen VAT2 key, XC-MINI makes job easier

2.Do Toyota TOY43 all key lost, save you a lot of time

3.Cut Suzuki, Mazda (key tooth in ignition lock more than door lock) all key lost, simply by enter the key code

4.Do Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, and Citroen all key lost, directly program keys

5.HU101 works fine, HU92 works fine.

6.HU66 OK, have to do two passes on each side to get the key to work, same with hu100.

7.Fix the problem that other key cutting machines cut domestic Honda key not accurately

But it is a pity that there is no solution for Renault emergency blade yet

8.Clio 2 series with m1 clamp all is ok perfect..

9.Panda mj year 2005 cut key ok ..

Needs improves:

1.No built-in battery

2.Solution for Renault emergency blade

3.Condor XC-MINI decode HU83

 

How Miracle-A7 Key Cutting Machine cut Opel HU100 key?

This is a detailed how-to guide for you to use Miracle-A7 to cut HU100 key for Opel. First you need a Miracle-A7 Key Cutting Machine and a key blank then let’s do it!

This is a detailed how-to guide for you to use Miracle-A7 to cut HU100 key for Opel. First you need a Miracle-A7 Key Cutting Machine and a key blank then let’s do it!

 

Step1. Start Miracle A7 Key Cutting Machine. Press the car icon button to retrieve key by maker.

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Choose “OPEL” then press the Menu button.

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Choose “SILCA” then “HU100”.

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Step2. Select “Cut”. Input the cutting code then press Enter button.

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Make the key blade align as the picture Miracle A7 shows then press Enter button.

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Step3. Select “Speed: Default, Z Pitch: 2 time, Sense: Thick”, press Enter button.

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Now Miracle-A7 Key Machine will start cutting HU100 key blank. Just wait several minutes then a new Opel HU100 key will present!

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MIRACLE A7 key cutting machine Y sensor error (solved)

Here is the solution of how to solve MIRACLE A7 key cutting machine “Y sensor error” when it starts…

Here is the solution of how to solve MIRACLE A7 key cutting machine “Y sensor error” when it starts.

 

Error display:

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solution by uobdii engineers:

A7 machine power off

Push the Y axis with great efforts, as much as you can

The copper pin is stuck in the track when the Y axis cannot be pushed anymore, so that the Y axis cannot go to the proper place

 

How to do Y- axis origin calibration:

All keys are cut with origin to center of key in all “Miracle” key cutting machines. So the center of the key (the center of clamp (y-axis)) is set to the origin as seen in Fig below, and so precise set up of the center point, that is the center of Y-axis of the clamp is very important. If the midpoint value of Y-axis hasn’t been set up properly, key is cut being inclined to one side, which needs to be corrected by aligning the origin of Y-axis.

 

This step will not be needed in normal case because miracle-A7 calibrates automatically. The following explanation was given just for conceptual understanding on the calibration.

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Aligning Step by Step

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How to Calibrate Miracle A7 key cutting machine Clamps?

Miracle A7 is a world-famous key cutting machine among locksmiths. It is able to create keys for a lot of vehicles from Europe, American, Asia, etc. But before you start cutting a key with the tool, it is essential to calibrate the clamps on it to make sure the key would open the car. Here UOBD2 technicians have offered a quick write up on calibrating A7 key machine clamps.

1. Twist the red knob in a clockwise direction to start Miracle A7.
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2. Press “MENU” button on the machine and then the down arrow button to highlight “2. Clamp Origin Set”, then press the “ENTER” button to continue.
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3. Highlight “1. Auto” in the “Clamp Origin Set” screen then press “ENTER” button to continue.
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4. Check to make sure that the decoding probe is fitted in the machine then press “ENTER” button to continue.
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5. Fix a Laser key blank in the top clamp of the machine then press
“ENTER” on the machine to start Auto-Calibration. Auto-Calibration will now commence.
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Once the calibration is finished, the machine is ready to use.

MIRACLE-A7 key cutting machine shows half on the screen(fixed)

I just bought a Korea MIRACLE-A7 key cutting machine, but it only shows half on the screen. Then I contact the technician, and here is the solution provided.

1.MIRACLE-A7 key cutting machine only shows half on the screen.

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To charge this key cutting machine for one hour, the screen turned normal.

 

  • I installed the software in the computer, but it cannot be connected.
  • The battery shows 0% after one-hour charge, the device beeped and the screen flashed from time to time.
  • I turned off MIRACLE-A7 key cutting machine and stared it. The screen displayed half again.

 

Solution:
I sent the DC mark to the technician and then was told to learn how to charge the key cutting machine

(video guide: https://youtu.be/apUdQJ8rnFA )

 

Then try to turn on Korea MIRACLE-A7 key cutting machine with external power supply to check whether the screen is normal or not.

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Note:

Switch-on means the key cutting machine uses the power in the battery. If you always make the switch on, then you use the power in the battery, which may cause the battery unavailable.

Switch-off means the key cutting machine works with power supply.

 

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How to charge Miracle A7 key cutting machine battery

Miracle A7 key cutting machine comes with built-in battery. Following are the step-by-step instructions on how to charge A7 key cutting machine battery.

 

1) Check the Miracle A7 key cutting machine battery is charged or not

2) Switch the red round button to the right position

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3) Press the “Battery On” switch.

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The battery symbol is 0% which indicates that the battery is out of charge.

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4) Use the power adaptor to provide power for A7 battery. The power adaptor output MUST be DC15V—3A, input AC100–240V, if you use 13V or less, it will fail to power supply.

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5) Plug the power adaptor to charge the battery

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6) Switch the “Battery OFF” button to right to check the power adaptor is well connected or not

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7) Turn on Emergency switch. You are able to see a battery system symbol. It is charging now.

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8) Press “Battery ON” button and press the “Emergency Switch” to off.

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9) Wait 90 minutes until the battery is fully charged

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The A7 key cutting machine battery is fully charged after 90minutes. Please unplug the power adaptor and disconnect the USB with machine.  Press the “Battery ON” switch to check the battery status and start to operate the machine.

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Free Download MIRACLE-A7 Key Cutting Machine software

Uobd2  provides the stand-alone Miracle A7 key cutting machine software download link.

Language: English

Computer system:

Windows XP operating system

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Miracle A7 key cutting machine functions and features:

 

Built-in internal battery enables key cutting without external power supply.

Both standard and laser key cut. Cuts the both standard keys and laser keys in one system

Light-weight(13.5Kg) and compact sized machine for easy carry

Both decoding and cutting are available. Decoding converts decoded information to original bitting with its electric tracer.

Retrieve and cut keys using embedded LCD and keys.

Hundreds of key data are stored in an internal memory.

Automatic key measurement

Automatic cutter length sensor

3 axes

One clamp for holding all types of keys

Support with various power source (portable battery, vehicle cigarette cord, AC, etc)

Just directly plug into vehicle cigar cord. (no inverter is needed)

Built-in battery enables portable use of the machine.

All range of AC source is supported from 100V to 240V at 50/60Hz.

Bright LED light for night

Easy data management of user-defined key

Bright LED light helps easy night work.

Automatic cutter length sensor

 

Free download Miracle A7 key cutting machine software

http://www.chinaautodiag.com/download/miracle-a7-key-cutting-machine.zip

More information, please visit UOBD2.net.

 

Top 4 respected key cutting machines on the aftermarket

Ikeycutter XC-007, XC-MINI, Miracle A7 and V8/X6 key cutting machines are top 4 respected and hot selling key cutters on the aftermarket, which one is the best? Check the table list below:

Car Cutting Machine

Item Condor XC-007 Condor XC-MINI Miracle A7 V8/X8 key cutting machine
Package Weight 36.0KG 2.5KG 21.0KG 13.4KG
Touch screen Large screen 7” Capacitive NO NO
Software Internal software:

V2.2.9 software;

External InstaCode software

Internal software CodeMASTER V5.5

 

 

Download key keygen database to add key information.
Language English, Chinese English, Chinese English English
Function Key decoding and cutting Key decoding and cutting Key decoding and cutting Key decoding and cutting
Quality Original top quality Original top quality Clone high quality Clone good quality
Bluetooth No No Yes No
Operation

 

Stand-alone Stand-alone Connect with computer to cut key Connect with computer to cut key
Clamp Universal clamps for all vehicles Universal clamps for all vehicles Do not have clamp for Ford F021 No
Price €2,970 €3,199 €1,179 €1,159
Update Update online Update online No Annually update database
Vehicle coverage Acura, AlfaRomeo, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daihatsu,

Dodge, Ducati, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, GCC, GMC, GreatWall, Holden, Honda,

Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Iveco, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lancia, LandRover, LDV,

Lexus, Lincoln, MAN, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi,

Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Piaggio, Porsche, Proton, Renault, Rover,

Saab, Scania, Seat, Skoda, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota,

Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volvo…

Cutting method 1 Directly put key information

2 Copy key

3 Measuring key

In Conclusion:

1) Ikeycutter XC-007 and XC-MINI enjoy best quality. XC-MINI is the new version of XC-007 key cutting machine.

2) Ikeycutter xc-007 and Condor XC-MINI software are online upgradable, the other two cannot.

3) Miracle A7 key cutting machine supports Bluetooth wireless connection and mobile device support, while others do not.

4) Miracle A7 and V8/X6 key cutting machine should work with computer to cut keys, Ikeycutter Condor key cutters only works computer when running upgrade.