If you have ever locked yourself out of your home or lost a set of keys, you know how important it is to have a duplicate set of keys somewhere.
So if you have a Home Depot close by, you may be wondering if they make keys. Here is everything you need to know!
Does Home Depot Make Keys?
Yes, Home Depot does make keys in-store by using their own key-cutting machines and the Minute Key Kiosk. Home Depot can cut home, office, and some car keys as long as they have that key shape in stock. The price to cut keys at Home Depot is $1.49 per key and can take 5 minutes to finish.
To learn more about the process of getting your keys cut at Home Depot, the pricing, types of keys, and more, keep on reading!
Getting Your Keys Copied At Home Depot
The Home Depot Minute Key Kiosk is an automated self-service machine that can make copies of select keys.
To begin, remove your key from your keychain and mount it in the cradle of the machine, following the touch screen instructions on the machine.
The machine will read your key and determine if it has the proper blank to make a copy for you and if your existing key is in good enough shape.
If your key is too worn or if the machine does not have the proper blanks, it will refuse to make a key and will return your key to you.
Once the key kiosk is finished duplicating your key, it will return your old key and dispense a new key that duplicates the old key.
The cost of making the key in the Minute Key Kiosk is handled by the Minute Key Kiosk itself, you use either a debit or credit card.
Also, many Home Depot stores have a key-making machine that is operated by a trained Home Depot employee. These machines are regularly cleaned and calibrated to make sure the cuts are accurate.
Does Home Depot Copy House And Office Keys?
Yes, Home Depot can cut almost every type and brand of house and office key in-store. The only exception to this is if the key has a “do not duplicate” on it.
Additionally, Home Depot carries many brands of keys in stock, such as Schlage, MiLock, Yale, and Kwikset, which covers a majority of the locks found in homes and offices.
For really hard-to-find brands and very old locks, a locksmith would need to be consulted for ordering the original keys and possible rekeying.
Unless your house is on a registry of historic homes, running into this problem means it would probably be a good time to have your locks replaced.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Kep Copied At Home Depot?
Typically, it takes around 5 minutes to get a key copied at Home Depot, either by using the Minute Key Kiosk or the manual key-cutting machine.
Depending on how busy the store is, it can take up to 20 minutes if there is a queue of keys to cut before yours.
How Much Do Key Copies Cost at Home Depot?
Key copying at Home Depot is surprisingly cheap. In the Minute Key Kiosk, you can key keys made for $1.49 each or 3 for $3.00.
Purchasing and copying keys through the hardware department, it will depend on the cost of the key blank. When you purchase the key blank there, the key making is a bonus service, and you will not be charged.
Additionally, blanks can be a simple brass key for about $2.00 to $3.00, or you can purchase some keys with sports teams logos, animal prints, brand names, or other logos with prices ranging from around $4.00 to $15.00.
Does Home Depot Copy Car Keys?
The answer to this question is a little tricky since Home Depot does not program chipped car keys or car keys with RFID or transponder chips.
However, if you have an older model metal car key for, say a Honda or Toyota, and if your local Home Depot still has some key blanks for them, then you should be able to copy simple car and truck keys at Home Depot.
But, generally speaking, you should find a dealer specializing in car keys to have duplicates made for anything newer than about the last 20 to 25 years.
How Do I Get My Locks Rekeyed at Home Depot?
Yes, there are several ways to do this. When you buy a new lock at Home Depot, you can have them key the new lock to your existing home key, provided it’s the same type of lock. This adds a minimal fee of about $5.00 to your lock purchase.
You can also remove and bring in all your existing locks and have Home Depot make one master key to fit all of them, again, provided they’re all the same type of lock.
Depending on how many lock cylinders need to be rekeyed, this may run anywhere from about $45.00 to over $100.00. Talk to an associate at the Contractor Sales desk to get details.
Can I Get Specialty Keys Made at Home Depot?
Safes and electronic locksets have unique and complicated procedures for duplicating keys, so it is best to check with the manufacturer of the item or speak to a Home Depot associate at the Contractor Sales Desk.
Additionally, Home Depot cannot duplicate mailbox keys as these are strictly regulated by the United States Postal Service. If you need an extra copy of a PO Box key, you will have to ask your local post office directly.
In addition to in-store services, Home Depot At Home Services has many contractors available in various fields of home repair and construction.
Can I Get a New Lock at Home Depot and Use My Existing House Keys?
Yes, you can. If your home has Schlage, Yale, Kwikset, or other major brands of locks, Home Depot can match your new lock purchase of the same type to use your existing keys.
There is a minimal fee of about $5.00 added on at the time of purchase of your new lock.
To learn more, you can see our posts on cutting keys at Walmart, Dollar General, and Walgreens. Additionally, Home Depot also offers some other great services such as paint matching and window screen making.
Yes, Home Depot makes keys for a wide variety of locks and can also copy your existing keys in their Home Depot Minute Key Kiosk or at the hardware department, as well as many other services related to locks and keys.