If you ever consider starting a locksmith service company, there are a few tools and skills that you will need. A YouTube video titled “What You Need to be a Locksmith” posted on the “Locksmith Recommended” channel identifies several critical tools required before beginning.
The first thing is to have a well-equipped keyboard. You need to have different keys, including barrel, laser-cut, dimple, auto, and standard keys.
Cutting keys used to be a complicated process requiring specialized equipment. Today, you can cut keys of all shapes and sizes with an SEC E9. US$2,600-$10,000 for the machine.
Modern car keys need programming. So, as a locksmith, you must develop that car key programming tool. Except for German programs, most US car key programming can program any car key. This is because German programming equipment is advanced and costly. An auto pro pad is essential for most cars and may cost around $26,000.
A circuit set, pliers, and an HPC machine for code cutting of keys are among the other tools available. If you want to start a locksmith service business, you must budget for locksmith tools and equipment.