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    Default Buying a key gauge

    I am shopping around for a key gauge {the kind that is a strip of metal with the male stubs that mate to the corresponding keys}

    There are ones for Swiss & others for American keys.

    Which one does one buy ?
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    Default Re: Buying a key gauge (By: Ron751)

    Depends on whether the keys you will buy when you've found the size are in Swiss or American measurements. However, Timesavers catalog has a conversion table (Swiss/American), so it's not really a problem whichever gauge you buy.

    I mentioned the Timesavers conversion table, but other such tables are available.

    JTD

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    Default Re: Buying a key gauge (By: Ron751)

    Just buy the actual keys and put them on a ring or cord. It's much better to guage with the actual keys rather than deal with a 'middleman'. I like Merritt's P-3 series, although I have seen a few lately with loose wings.
    The 5 prong multi keys are good for gauges but not for actual winding. The 4 prong ones are OK for winding. The odd and even P-94A & B make a good guage set. They are made by the same company that make the P-3 keys.
    Willie X

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    Default Re: Buying a key gauge (By: Willie X)

    Here' a link to Timesavers.
    A man with a clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never sure.

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    Default Re: Buying a key gauge (By: Ron751)

    10 keys, size 3 to 12, will fit nearly all the clocks you encounter.
    Willie X

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    Default Re: Buying a key gauge (By: Willie X)

    Thank you all for the information
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