KEY CUTTING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much profit can I make from cutting keys?
Key cutting can be a highly rewarding trade, offering substantial profit margins. Find out how much profit you could make using our handy Key Cutting Profit Guide
Can anyone cut keys and do you need a license?
Key cutting is not regulated in the United Kingdom. Put simply - anyone can cut keys.
How do I start and what are the initial outlay costs for key cutting?
Our comprehensive Key Cutting Starter Packages are great place to start. The most popular way to start out is by cutting domestic / household keys -cylinder and mortice. The machines that we supply are straight forward to operate and offer the possibly to duplicate keys in a matter of seconds. Our packages start from as little as £599.00. Order today and your package will be delivered to your door within 1-3 working days.
How do I use a key cutting machine?
Our key cutting machines are straight forward and easy to operate. All machines are supplied with instructions, we have also made them available online and they can be downloaded directly from our Instructions page. Alternatively, many of our machines have video tutorials which can be viewed on the product pages.
Can I purchase spare parts for my machines?
Yes - the cutters and most common replacements can be purchased directly through the website by visiting our Accessories Page. Simply select your machine to see what's available. If you need a part that is not stocked then let us know and we will order it in on a special request for you.
Why are your prices so low?
We work closely and directly with a number of manufacturers and distributors. Where possible we cut out the "middle-men" to ensure that we can offer the lowest price.
Do THM supply key blanks?
Why haven't I seen you at the trade shows?
We take pride in keeping our costs low in order to offer our customers the lowest prices. You won't find us at trade shows. We prefer to pass these savings onto our customers.
Can I set up a monthly payment account with THM?
Currently no - all orders require payment in advance. We choose to operate in this way because it saves time and keeps costs low - we then pass the savings on to you through the prices that you see on our website.
Are your machines 220-240 volt?
Yes - the machines that we provide operate on voltage of 220-240v which means that with the correct adapters they can be fitted to work in most motors.
Do your machines have CE mark?
Yes - all machines that we provide are CE certified and meet the required standards for UK and European markets.
Can I become a stockist?
If you're a business that is passionate about key cutting and offering excellent service then yes. For more information about becoming a stockist, visit our Become A Stockist Page.
Where are your machines manufactured?
The machines that we supply are manufactured all over the world - countries including, Italy, Spain, China and Taiwan. If you would like to know more information regarding a specific product then please feel free to contact us.
Do you offer a machine installation service?
Our products can be set up with ease and require no specialist installation.
Do your machines come with a warranty and what does it cover?
Yes - all of our machines come with a minimum of a 1 year warranty. Keyline and Silca machines are supplied with a 2 year warranty.
Is it possible to get a quicker delivery than that stated on your website?
You can buy in confidence knowing that your order will reach you in line with the delivery time stated on our website - subject to terms and conditions.* However if you need it quicker then simply contact us and we can look at providing a quicker delivery service for you. (Please note: additional costs may apply).
Have a question that is not listed here or need further information? Feel free to contact us by visiting our Contact Us Page and we will be happy to assist you.