Someone here locally has a Hillman 3100 key machine for sale with 1000's of
keyblanks and display.
I cant find any information on this machine. Is it old and no longer sold?
It looks similar to a ILCO 040.
He says it looks new and wants $600 bucks.
Is it worth it?
First off do you need a key machine and blanks? If so how much per blank?
If you were to allow $.20 per blank, 1,000 blanks would be $200 so if by
thousands of blanks you mean 3,000 blanks then the machine would be free.
Hillman is a 'new' company.. who it actually is I have NO clue,
but would be willing to BET that its indeed an Ilco machine..
the local hardware stores now have 'hillman' branded blanks..
how many keys? how many towers? and CAN YOU USE THE STUFF???
Considering the price even ON SALE of key machines (you a
locksmith), I am thinking it can be a REAL nice price, especially
if the blanks are 'current need' types, nothing from back in the
AND it would be usable in your area..
I would jump myself, after seeing the key supply, but also know
that some I would have for a 'while'..
I bought about 10,000 blanks at an auction one time, and went
into it KNOWING some were going to be pure junk.. but at 2 cents
a blank, I can get the money back in brass..
BTW, has EVERYONE NOTICED the price of scrap BRASS?????
its WAY up..
And which blanks? They're only worth money if you actually cut them.
Ancient vehicular keys, or lock brands that have evaporated, may be of
value to specialists but for most of us they probably tie up shop space
and money that could be invested in other things.
I agree, I got a lot of blanks, that on the east coast, would
probably be usable.. to me they are so much scrap as I will NEVER
see that lock..
some are 'area used', and others are 'never used'..
same with cars..
I've got a couple hundred blanks I never expect to see. and then a lady
called with an obscure Yale key. She wants three or four copies, the Curtis
number Y3. I havn't seen one of them in ages. Now I need four.
got em.. 20 or so.. c999.. REALLY strange..
now, how to get your addy.. my ISP is having SERIOUS mail
handling problems, and they got some idiot IT people (my opinion)
that cannot seem to fix it..
you can try sending me an email, and hopefully it will come
through, OR if you got ICQ or Yahoo messenger, we can go there
I'd have to to back and look. I've got a few B-10 and B-11 for GM. I think I
used to have some signle sided Ford, some single sided Datsun. Can't
remember if I've got any Chrsysler.
All aftermarket. I think I've got a cuople Briggs B-10 equiv and B-11 equiv.
Might, but can't remember.