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Blue Punch Key Machines

KURCHUNK! KURCHUNK! Any security professional who has been in the business for any amount of time recognizes that sound. Punching a key with a bench-top code cutter produces a sound unique in our industry, in fact, the familiar sound of the Blue Punch goes back to the 1960’s.

Position It, Punch It, Present It To Your Customer

The Blue Punch Key Machine a heavy duty dedicated punch machine designed to generate factory “original” keys with the speed of a duplicator. The Blue Punch is fast, extremely accurate and easy to use. These machines are ideal for the commercial security professional, system integrator, hotels, schools and other institutions.

“Most security professionals own or have used a punch type key machine. Some have borrowed one and been reluctant to give it back to its rightful owner.”

FAST and EASY to use, a PRO-LOK Blue Punch key machine is precision machined with automatic spacing and depth to the tightest tolerances. The machine is portable, compact and hand-powered (no electrical outlet needed), so it can be operated in a shop, service vehicle or right at the customer’s door. It also quickly generates extra original code keys for a master key system as you service each door on the job site.

It’s the professional’s clear choice. No other punch machine on the market today comes close to the reliability, speed, accuracy, and durability that the PRO-LOK Blue Punch Key Machine offers you. Operation is amazingly simple and once you get your hands on one you won’t want to ever let go.

Manufacturing Blue Punch Machines

Punching the cuts on a key instead of grinding is nothing new, but it’s a simple concept that has made a lot of security professionals a lot of money. At PRO-LOK, the idea of punching original code keys is alive and well. As the leading manufacturer of bench-top Blue Punch Key Machine, PRO-LOK knows why this concept is so popular – because it’s so simple. And the machine has a 50 year history as one of the most popular punch type machines to back it up.

The Blue Punch started out in the late 60’s as the Codemac 101 and later became famous as the Keymak. It eventually sold under the brand names Armbruster Key Punch, Automatic Security Machine (ASM), City Punch, Schlage 40126, Kwikset Keycutter #278, Falcon/Weiser 1214 and a few other labels.

In late-1993, PRO-LOK bought all of the tooling, dies, castings, parts and pieces, then began the detailed process of manufacturing this popular punch machine. Still being sold on the market for over 30 years, there are thousands of these machines out there in daily use and the demand continues to be strong.

Although cosmetically the machine looks the same today as it did in the 60’s and 70’s, countless technical improvements have been made to the original Blue Punch machine since the initial acquisition by PRO-LOK. All manufacturing is accomplished at PRO-LOK’s facility in Orange, CA and is proudly Made in America.

Repair Your Blue Punch Machine

If you have one of the old Blue Punches needing service or repair, don’t just let it sit on a shelf. It’s a diamond in the rough. Call PRO-LOK for a Blue Punch Repair number. We repair and rebuild dozens of old Blue Punches each and every week. Any Blue Punch, by any name, is eligible and can be serviced at the PRO-LOK factory. Whether your punch machine needs a simple repair, complete rebuild, brand conversion, or simply cleaning and re-calibration/adjusting, we can do it. We’ll get your machine back to a productive status rapidly.

Each Blue Punch machine is dedicated to cutting specific manufacturer’s brands. We have constant requests from both lock manufacturers and customers to build machines to punch other brands of keys. We are currently doing research to determine the feasibility of each request.

For more on each of the Pro-Lok manufactured Blue Punch Key Machines, their specific keyways, accessories and pricing, please visit our product pages or consult the Blue Punch Key Machine™ Instructional Booklet.  For more on our repair services and manufacturer’s warranties, click here.

Blue Punch Key Machine™ Instructional Video


Blue Punch Key Machine™ Keyway Specifics

Item #DescriptionSpecific Keyways
BP201SRFCArrow Flexcore
  • Arrow Flexcore 51, 52, 53, 54, 61, 81, 82, 84
    *will cut A3 and A4 w/purchase of code bar
BP201C70Corbin C70
  • Most Popular Corbin System 70 Keyways 59 Series A1, A2, B1, B2, D2 60 Series 6 pin
  • Master Door Locks, All Dexter Cylinders
  • Falcon Standard(Non I/C)
    *will not cut 8 or 9 depths, All Weiser Cylinders
  • Hager Key Sections H (I.E. H1, H2, H3, H12, H23, H123, etc.)
  • A2 Standard Interchangeable Core (I/C)
    *will cut A3 and A4 w/purchase of code bar
  • Best, Falcon and Arrow Small Format I/C Key Sections A-R, TA-TE, W Arrow 1A-4D
  • Exclusions: Arrow Flexcore, Kaba Peaks, Insta-Key
BP201IC-A3I-Core A3 System
  • Interchangeable Core (I/C) A3 System
    *will cut A2 and A4 w/purchase of code bar
BP201IC-A4I-Core A4 System
  • Interchangeable Core (I/C) A4 System
    *will cut A2 and A3 w/purchase of code bar
  • InstaKey Series FL, Fm, Fn, FP, Fr, FS, Fe, FF, Fg, FH, FJ, FK
  • Kwikset Standard – *Titan
    *will not Cut Square 1st Cut, Yale residential
BP201MBMarshall Best
  • Marshall Best Keyways. Call PRO-LOK for keyway verification.
BP201ME07Medeco 07 Degree
  • Medeco ….
BP201ME14Medeco 14 Degree
  • Medeco ….
BP201SCSchlage – Classic
  • Schlage Classic (Including I/C) Obverse Key Sections Only C, CE, E, EF, F, FG, G, H, J, K, L (Aftermarket Blanks Only)
  • Primus – Same Key Sections as Obverse Except a “P” has been Adde to Keyway# (ie: CP, CEP, EP,…Etc.)
  • Schlage Everest – C Key Sections (I.E. C123, C124, C126, C135, C145,…etc.) (Including I/C)
  • Everest Primus – Uses Same Names
  • Everest 29 S Key Sections (S+ 3 Digits)
  • Exclusions: Numbered Key Sections, Quad Key SEctions, Reverse Key Sections, Everest-B (B+ 3 Digits), Everest-D (D+ 3 Digits)
BP201SCEBSchlage Everest B – Small Format
  • Schlage Everest-B Key Sections Only – B123, B125, B234, B235, All Other Keys with B+ 3 Digits
  • Everest 29 R Key Sections (R+ 3 Digits) *will cut A3 and A4 w/purchase of code bar
BP201SCEDSchlage Everest D
  • Schlage Everest-D Key Sections Only – D120, D123, D124, D134, D135, D145, D234, D235, D245, D345, All Other Keys with a D+ 3 Digits
  • Everest 29 T Key Sections (T+ 3 Digits)
BP201SCRVSchlage – Reverse
  • Schlage Reverse Sections – D, DQ, Q, QS, S, T, U, V, W and Y
  • All Weslock Cylinders
  • Yale Key Sections Only – 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F

Your Pro-Lok® Blue Punch Manufacturer’s Warranty
Pro-Lok® hereby warranties that for a period of 90 days from the date of repair Pro-Lok® will repair or replace (at Pro-Lok®’s discretion) any part of the enclosed key machine which proves defective in the original materials or workmanship, without charge, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Registration: The warranty registration must be filled out and submitted to Pro-Lok® within 30 days of the repair via Pro-Lok®’s Product Registration
  2. Unauthorized Repair: This key machine must not have been previously altered, repaired or services by anyone other than Pro-Lok®. For authorized factory service, contact Pro-Lok® at any time.
  3. Wear & Tear: Excessive wear and tear or misuse of any part of this key machine will invalidate this warranty

Warranty does not cover shipping charges
No other warranty (written or verbal) other than the foregoing is authorized or accepted by Pro-Lok®
All returns must be authorized in advance by Pro-Lok®
Call (714) 633-0681 for a BPR# (Blue Punch Return Number). Be prepared to provide the serial number and type of machine you are returning.
The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

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