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Can you repair a broken key?

There are all kinds of questions people ask me frequently: “Can a thief copy my door keys?”, “Is it legal to copy a fob?”, “I’ve found a key lying around. What do I do!?” and “Can you make a key from a barrel, without a key?” Surprisingly, the question of whether it’s possible to repair a broken key rarely comes up.

It’s surprising because I can see, using search engine data, that plenty of people type that very question into Google on a regular basis: “Can you repair a broken key?”

The answer is yes!

It’s certainly possible to repair broken keys (but not piano keys, as the above image suggests…). Though, most of the time, we wouldn’t repair the key, but we’d make a brand new copy using the broken key that you have.

The most common type of broken key is a key that has snapped in half. We can put the broken pieces into our machine and copy it.

In some case, we may even be able to recreate the key just from photos of the broken pieces.

Even if your key isn’t snapped but is broken in some other way, there’s a good chance we’ll be able to have a good go at fixing it. We at Metrolocks have a fully equipped workshop in which we can make all kinds of repairs and modifications to broken keys.

Send us some photos

The best thing to do is to send us a few photos of the broken key, and we’ll be able to advise on the process. You can either send us photos in an email to team@metrolocks.co.uk, or get in touch via our contact form. We’ll come back to your quickly with more info and, within no time, you’ll have a solution!

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