V8/X6 key cutting machine, pros and cons

Automatic V8/X6 Key Cutting Machine what works and does not work? Consider the following:

Pros:

  1. Cutting from code, can be used with the keyless condition
  2. It is a very light use machine (17.4KG), can be used inside cars
  3. The battery seems to last pretty good.  Have rechargeable battery inside so you can use it without power
  4. Upgradable database (2013V for free, pay for 2014V or newer)
  5. Does the same as the Miracle A5 but a lot cheaper to buy. Menu is exactly same as Miracle A5.
  6. Can work and run off laptop connected with USB cable.
  7. Full working with all keys, even with VAG key, use it with PC and extra software (codemaster)
  8. Need decoder, iteasy to find new one made your own. X6 has a quick release slide catch, carbide cutter and plotter, bothcan be easily purchased.
  9. It comes with 2 spare belts and spare cutters and plotters.
  10. The X sensor controls left to right, the Y sensor in and out and Z sensor up and down.
  11. If you want a nice looking key and if you don’t want to go through cutters, X6 is a good starter machine
  12. Got X6 and cut a tibbe key with the adaptor with very good results.
  13. X6 Machine use their own firmware, it is not a copy

 

 

Cons:

  1. The only fault so far is it will not decode VA2 or HU83 keys.Will cut them perfect if you input code but no decode.
  2. The power supply was poor, but easily replaced and purchased
  3. Speed was set to very slow
  4. It wont decode the va2/va6 key with the 1234q5678h series
  5. The direction is not like the common motor in the market

If you have enough budget, Condor XC-mini master series is the solid and best choice locksmith tool in Chinese market. And X6 is a good starter for locksmith.

Free download V8/X6 key code cutting machine user manual

https://mega.nz/#!KtkDGSBT!cu9SXfzhM-DKZRNplx7KLfTAj0h5SbigcSWHi887ET0

 

Free download Video & 2013V database

http://www.chinaautodiag.com/html/automated-v8-x6-key-cutting-machine-free-download-6483.html

 

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Car key cutting machine and my Locksmith life

When I engaged in automotive locksmith industry, a great number of people also engage in this industry, the pursuit to efficiency and quality is growing; also the technology content is also valued. At this time, I start to realize car key cutting machines. In the following parts, I would like to share my stories about key cutting machine.

my Locksmith life 1 my Locksmith life 2

1.VIPER and 994 Laser

When I know them for the first time, they are amazing. Both Viper and 994 Laser have a long history and work very stably, they can directly cut key according to pin number, it can automatically finish cut the key after I press the button, even it has the ability to automatically reset the data for the wear key and finish cutting a fully new key. The machine is too amazing in function, also it is very expensive, it was about 20000USD 10 year ago and is now from $6666USD to $8333USD, it is so expensive that the self-employed locksmith can’t afford to it. But I have a dream to have a advanced key cutting machine.

2.Korea key cutting machine Miracle

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Korea Miracle is cheaper about 4000USD, I bought one and happily take it home, I tried to cut a lot of keys as many as I can, it has no database in the machine and needs to connect with the computer to check the database as the user will, and the software driver is in the CD. Besides, I think the following aspects need to improve, such as: 1) every time when I want to read and cut key, the guiding pin and cutter need to change; 2) it needs 5 minutes to cut one piece of key, which is a little bit slower; 3) after I cut too many keys, the calibration error is growing.

3.Next, I know Korea MIRACLE-A7 Key Cutting Machine

my Locksmith life 4

A7 cutting machine needs to connect with the computer to check the database, and the supplier offer software driver in the CD, It is only English available, so not easier for the locksmiths who don’t know the English.

 

A7 has 4 advantages:

1) can cut single-sided and double-sided standard key and laser key;

2) can decode and cut; 3) one clamp for holding all types of keys

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

4) Built-In battery.

5) The database is designed with both content and pictures, which help the user, choose right cutting type. The other features are as the same as that of A5.

4.IKEYCUTTER CONDOR XC-007

CONDOR XC-007 is a typical made-in-china machine, at the beginning, I am dismissive to it, but later one of my friend strongly recommend it to me and even tell me its design ideal.

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After testing, I conclude the following advantages of CONDOR XC-007:

  • Built-in database, easy to check the data, no need to connect with the computer, only when update it needs to connect laptop.
  • Double pin structure, no need to disassemble guiding pin.
  • The cutting speed is available to choose by myself, it is quicker than Korea A7 machine.
  • Update is easy online, no need to return back to the factory or install memory card.
  • The cutter and consumables is cheaper, most locksmiths can afford to it.
  • It is faster to add data and update for the Chinese cars, so it is more suitable for Chinese cars.
  • Can save cutting record.

 

CONDOR XC-007 disadvantages:

  • Too heavy, 36KG ( 79.37LB ) weight, 2 times as weight as MIRACLE-A7 and Automated V8/X6, it will cost more shipping fee.
  • A very few Chinese fonts here or there that has not converted to English.
  • The sound of the machine is loud.

 

5.Automatic V8/X6 Key Cutting Machine

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V8/X6 uniqueness: X6 can make a new key without original keys.

Like A7, it needs to connect to computer to check the database, it is only English available.

 

V8/X6 advantages compared with other key cutting machines:

  • Cheapest: Automatic V8/X6 is cheapest one compared with CONDOR XC-007, MIRACLE-A7 and Silca brand, it is US$1,159.00 sell in UOBD2.net for example.
  • Lightest: it is 13.4 KG (29.54LB), it is 2 times lighter than Condor XC-007, and 3.4KG lighter than Korea MIRACLE-A7, the more lighter the easier to take, and the cheaper the shipping cost.
  • Automatic: it is automatic key cutting machine, it represent the newest technology.
  • Powerful: it can do both external milling and vertical milling. It can be make almost all kinds of keys.

 

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.

Condor XC-MINI, Miracle A6, X6… Reviews by Locksmith

This is a professional review on key cutting machines, including Xhorse Condor, Miracle A7, Viper machine, Ninja laser & x6 key cutter, by an experienced locksmith.
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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 is a reliable machine , has a few bugs but reliable as a light use machine , ideal mobile on a van and space saving .
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 .
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
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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 blade yet

V8/X6 key cutting machine, pros and cons

Automatic V8/X6 Key Cutting Machine what works and does not work? Consider the following:

Pros:

  1. Cutting from code, can be used with the keyless condition
  2. It is a very light use machine (17.4KG), can be used inside cars
  3. The battery seems to last pretty good.  Have rechargeable battery inside so you can use it without power
  4. Upgradable database (2013V for free, pay for 2014V or newer)
  5. Does the same as the Miracle A5 but a lot cheaper to buy. Menu is exactly same as Miracle A5.
  6. Can work and run off laptop connected with USB cable.
  7. Full working with all keys, even with VAG key, use it with PC and extra software (codemaster)
  8. Need decoder, iteasy to find new one made your own. X6 has a quick release slide catch, carbide cutter and plotter, bothcan be easily purchased.
  9. It comes with 2 spare belts and spare cutters and plotters.
  10. The X sensor controls left to right, the Y sensor in and out and Z sensor up and down.
  11. If you want a nice looking key and if you don’t want to go through cutters, X6 is a good starter machine
  12. Got X6 and cut a tibbe key with the adaptor with very good results.
  13. X6 Machine use their own firmware, it is not a copy

Cons:

  1. The only fault so far is it will not decode VA2 or HU83 keys.Will cut them perfect if you input code but no decode.
  2. The power supply was poor, but easily replaced and purchased
  3. Speed was set to very slow
  4. It wont decode the va2/va6 key with the 1234q5678h series
  5. The direction is not like the common motor in the market

If you have enough budget, Condor XC-mini master series is the solid and best choice locksmith tool in Chinese market. And X6 is a good starter for locksmith.

Free download V8/X6 key code cutting machine user manual

https://mega.nz/#!KtkDGSBT!cu9SXfzhM-DKZRNplx7KLfTAj0h5SbigcSWHi887ET0

Free download Video & 2013V database

http://www.chinaautodiag.com/html/automated-v8-x6-key-cutting-machine-free-download-6483.html

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