Figure 12, details the four vise jaw configurations.
Vise Jaw “A” has a simple “flat faced”
configuration. It will be used for the majority of
your key cutting. Single and double-sided keys are
registered in the bottom of the key vise. Cruciform
keys are cut using this key vise.
Vise Jaw “B” has a shallower recess than the “A”
jaw. Small cylinder keys with a depth of cut less than
3.9mm are best cut with this jaw-set.
Vise Jaw “C” has a “rib” in the bottom jaw face.
The rib is used to clamp keys in the center-milled
groove. Ford 8-wafer, Chrysler 8-wafer and GM
10-wafer keys might be more accurately made using
the center groove to register the key blades than by
using the bottom of the key vise as the gauge.
Vise Jaw “D” is similar to vise jaw “C,” but with
the rib in the top jaw.
Figure 13, details the various applications for the
Shim Pins found in the accessory package. The large
(1.7 mm) pin can be used to fill a milling groove in
a key for better (more secure) clamping, as in “A.”
The large (1.7 mm) and small (1.2 mm) pins can be