I just started to research about “keyway” as I need to know which one to order for my Bolt. I have the following questions:
- What is the definitive way to determine the type of keyway of my current lock/key?
- From what I’ve researched my current lock/key seems to be Kwikset, which I believe is inferior to Schlage. If I were to change my lock to a Schlage, can I simply order a Schlage Bolt and somehow get a brand new key for it?
To elaborate on #2 above, to me the most obvious way to accomplish the lock change is for me to first buy and install a new Schlage lock (and get a new matching key). Then when my Schlage Bolt comes, I will keymatch it to the new key. But that obvious solution sounds wasteful to me as I would effectively be buying the new Schlage lock only for the new key. So I’d like to know if I can skip buying a new lock, and use the Bolt directly as a new replacement lock. If so, how do I get a new key to keymatch the Bolt against?