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.

Condor xc-mini vs Miracle A7 vs V8/X6 key cutting machine

How to choose a key cutting machine for a good price and good quality? Here is something you need to know before you decide to buy a key cutter.

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.

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

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 .

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. Actually, Condor mini wins in most aspect!

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

 

Automatic V8/X6 vs Slica Key cutting machine

As for automotive key cutting machines, which one is the best choice for locksmiths? SEC-E9 or Condor XC-mini or Automatic V8/X6 or Slica key cutter? Key cutting machine UOBD2…Here you go.

As for automotive key cutting machines, which one is the best choice for locksmiths?  Automatic V8/X6 or Slica key cutter? Key cutting machine UOBD2…Here you go.

Q: Can the SEC-E9 machine cut household keys?

A: definitely yes!

Q:SEC-E9 support the moto key?

A: Yes, SEC-E9 can cut motorbike keys without issues

Automated V8/X6 key cutting machine vs. Slica car Key cutter

Here are some differences between original Automated V8/X6 key cutting machine and Slica car Key cutting machine.

1- Optional version
Automated V8/X6 has two versions (basic version: V8; full version: X6)

Slica doesn’t have optional versions to choose
2- Competitive price
V8/X6 key cutting machine price ($1,159.00) is kind of cheaper, only 90% of Slica brand, while the function is much better than slica’s.

3- Convenient to work outside
Most key cutting machines need to work with power adapter. Then they will have the area usage limitation; most only can work in door.  X6 key cutter with light weight and portable, battery-powered DC electrical impulse, which is very suitable to go out to work. You can use it work in your car.

4- Wide potential market
Latest X6 version can work on many new and different keys for different cars in the market. Can meet the various needs for key cutting of different customers from worldwide.

5- Powerful function
1) X6 key cutting machine supports making new key without original keys:

*** 3 situations to use Automated X6 ***

*** when you have the original key and make a new key:
When you start this machine, you will see the menu, just follow the menu prompt to enter the number to read key teeth step by step. Then you will get the new key
*** when you lost all keys.
When you lost all original keys, enter the appropriate number of head lock, then follow the menu prompt to make new key.

*** when mainly used have the key with keyless lost data with the key.

2) X6 does both external milling and vertical milling.

3) X6 makes almost all kinds of keys with only one machine!

 

**** CONLUSION ****

Automatic V8/X6 key cutting machine performs much better than Slica car key cutter. As X6 definitely is one of the best cornerstones of the locksmith trade. When you purchase a high-level machine you are either increasing your efficiency by being able to cut a higher volume of keys and/or cut keys faster; or you are increasing your market by being able to cut a new type of key.

 

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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MIRACLE-A7-Y-sensor-user-manual (3) MIRACLE-A7-Y-sensor-user-manual (4) MIRACLE-A7-Y-sensor-user-manual (5) MIRACLE-A7-Y-sensor-user-manual (6)

 

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Condor XC-007,Condor XC MINI,V8/X6 Key Cutter and MIRACLE A7 Comparison Table

What’s the difference among top 4 automotive key cutting machines in the aftermarket.
Key cutting machine comparison:

What’s the difference among top 4 automotive key cutting machines in the aftermarket. 
Key cutting machine comparison:

Item Number SL257 SL252 SL260 SL273
Product V8/X6 Key Cutting Machine CONDOR XC-007 IKEYCUTTER MIRACLE A7 iKeycutter CONDOR XC-MINI
Apparence  automatic-v8-key-cutting-machine-1  ikeycutter-condor-xc-mini-new-1  korea-miracle-a7-key-cutting-machine-update-1  ikeycutter-condor-xc-mini-11-300x300
Update NO YES,Online Update NO YES,Online Update
Language English English English English
Car list 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…
Same Same Same
Way of Key Cutting
1 Directly put key information
2 Copy key
3 Measuring key
Same Same Same
Applied Voltage No limited Need Setting,
Original Voltage is 220V
No limited No limited
If Original Copy Original Copy Original Xhorse
Which one is best ?
CONDOR XC-007 (SL252) is best one as it is most stable. CONDOR XC-MINI(SL273) is mini version of CONDOR XC-007. They all support online update.
CONDOR XC-007 NO NEED connect with computer when you cut key, database is build in the main unit. Only when update you have to connect computer. While Korea MIRACLE A7(sl260), V8/X6(sl257) can connect with computer when cut key.

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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