Framon #2

Recognized Throughout The Industry As The Most Accurate
& Durable Code Machine Available

“This is more than a key machine – it is a key origination system”
– October 1995 National Locksmith Article

That alone is probably the best way to describe the Framon #2 Code Machine. When you choose the #2, you enable yourself to originate almost any cylinder key in use today.

FRA2 Code Machine

Just some of the keys you can cut with the FRA2

  • Standard Cylinder: Arrow, Corbin, Kwikset, Lockwood, Russwin,Sargent, Schlage, Weiser, Weslock
  • Domestic Automotive: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac
  • Foreign Automotive: Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Daihatsu, Eagle, Fiat, Geo, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Saturn, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Yugo
  • Motorcycle Keys: BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha
  • Padlock Keys: Abus, Almont, American, Ilco, Master, McKinney, Slaymaker, Squire, WB, Yale
  • Letterbox Keys: Auth, Couch, Eagle, Florence, Keil, L & F, Lyon, National, Yale
  • Safety Deposit Box Keys: Diebold, HHM, Ilco, LeFebure, Miles Osborn, Mosler, S & G, Security, Yale
  • Interchangeable Core: Arrow, Best, Falcon, Corbin-Russwin, Sargent
  • High Security Keys: Emhart, Medeco Commercial & Bi-Axial, Assa, Schlage Primus, Kaba Peaks
  • Tibbe 6 & 8 wafer keys can be cut with an optional vise fixture

The Framon Depth & Space Manual is the core of the Framon #2. The keys mentioned above are only a portion of those that you will have the capability to cut. The manual contains: Over 900 cylinder key charts18 letterbox charts, and 32 safety deposit box charts

The Real Beauty Of The Machine Is It’s Low Cost….. In addition to being less expensive than almost any other code machine, the year-to-year cost of keeping your machine up to date is also lower than any others: zero! Because the #2 utilizes manufacturers’ depths & spaces to originate keys, all you need to do is copy new information into your book (blank pages provided).

Everything You Need In One Package…..

At Framon, we don’t believe in a lot of extras. Here’s everything you get when you buy a #2 Code Machine

F2MS350 Depth & Space Manual F2MS451 6″ Dial Calipers
FC8445 Standard Cutter F2MSSB1 #1 Spacing Block
FC8615  Medeco Cutter F2MSSB2 #2 Spacing Block
F2MS552 Spacing Clip F2MSSB3 #3 Spacing Block
F2MS402 1/8″ Allen Wrench F2MSSB4 #4 Spacing Block
DCMS410 Brass Shim F2MSSB5 #5 Spacing Block
GCODE Genericode Code Retrieval Program F2MSSB6 #6 Spacing Block


Possibly The Most Perfect Code Machine Ever Created……

All of the extras included with the Framon #2 make it a great package. Here are a few of the features that make it a perfect code machine:

Accuracy: All Framon key machines are hand assembled and hand fit. This ensures that before your machine reaches you, it has originated keys accurate to one-half thousandth of an inch (.0005″, about the thickness of a hair). This tolerance assures a perfect key every time!

Straight-In Feed: The #2 utilizes a straight-in feed approach. The straight-in feed of the #2 provides a perpendicular cut at the root of the key. The flat of the cut will always be the same depth from the left side of the cut to the right. Machines that use a pivot approach can produce keys that turn one way but not the other. The drawing at the right shows the profile of a key cut by a machine that pivots. The different shear lines from the left to the right side of the key lead to the turning problem.

Rugged & Durable: The #2 is made from heat treated aluminum and steel. The carriage moves forward on a pair of steel slides. Spacing and depth movements take place on pairs of steel pins and screws. There are no small gears to strip out and no plastic parts to wear out. We’ve heard plenty of stories from code machine owners who have dropped the machine off of their workbench and cut a key with no adjustments needed!


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Cutting Keys By Measurement…..Unequalled Accuracy & Simple To Do

The #2 utilizes actual space & depth information to cut keys. Here’s how it’s done…..

SPACING: To cut a key, you need two dimensions: starting cut (distance from the shoulder to the first cut) and spacing (distance between cuts thereafter), both found

in the Depth & Space Manual. Shown at the right is the Schlage chart from our Depth & Space Manual. Schlage cylinder keys use .231″ starting cut and .156″ spacing. Starting cut is set by zeroing the machine and counting out to .231″. Once set, the the spacing block with .156″ is aligned. Cut to cut spacing is a simple matter of aligning two index marks.

DEPTH: Depth settings are made in .001″ increments by means of a micrometer. Reading a micrometer is quite simple – the depth micrometer on the #2 Code Machine is shown to the left. The micrometer depth reading is what gives the #2 its’ extreme accuracy. Once familiar with the machine, you’ll be code cutting keys in 30-45 seconds.

Mfgr: Schlage Depths
Series: Pin Tumbler 0-.335
Blanks: 1045C, etc. 1-.320
Cuts Start At: .231 2-.305
Spacing: .156 3-.290
Block #: 1 4-.275
Incr.: .015 5-.260
No. Of Spaces: 5 or 6 6-.245
Spaces: .231, .387, .543, .699, .855, 1.011 7-.230


After personly using a Framon number 2 FRA2 key machine it is truly amazing to see how durable and accurate this machine is. I have dropped it on solid concrete and the machine still cuts perfectly accurate. It’s durability is second to none and will survive a lifetime of work and abuse mounted in a mobile work van taking bumps any pot holes in stride. I have used both a brand new machine (2017) and one from the late 1970’s that has cut tens of thousands of keys and they cut and function exactly the same. Once the machine is set it cuts accurate and fast for almost any key on the market today. This is one of the few things in today’s “disposable ” filter that will literally last you a lifetime.  Tools are an investment you make in your business, I can see no better long term investment than Framon key machines.

Wayne Winton

Author of The Year 2017