Ace Hardware provides key cutting services in many of their stores. Individuals can visit the Ace website to locate the branches closest to them, or visit the website of their local branch. The Ace website provides contact information customers can use to find out if their store provides cutting services.
Walsh's Ace Hardware in Wisconsin has a key machine with over 500 key blanks. The machine produces single cut, single cut with colored plastic, double cut and double cut with colored plastic keys for houses, domestic and foreign cars, motorcycles, padlocks and cabinets. The machine also manufactures a select amount of specialty keys but does not reproduce keys that say Do Not Duplicate. Vehicle keys with inside chips may not work on the machine, in which case the customer can go to the vehicle dealer with a key replication request.
Many local hardware stores also provide key cutting services. For example, Seacoast Lock and Safe provides key cutting services in a few locations in the Northeast, including Salisbury, Massachusetts. Seacoast even replicates select keys with inside chips by carving the key and programming the chip to correspond with the computer system in the customer's car. The business also provides a 24/7 emergency locksmith service.