Condor xc-mini vs Miracle A7 vs Viper vs Ninja laser vs V8/X6 key cutting machine

How to choose a  key cutting machine for a good price and good quality? Here is something you need to know before you decide to buy a key cutter.


Condor xc-mini is a good budget machine , more suited to the workshop than mobile due to size and weight. it has some bugs , some issues and some gaps , but the quick and easy update for lifetime plus wonderful function are the scoring points. this for what it costs, on the whole a decent machine for the money.


 Miracle A7 is a reliable machine , has a few bugs but reliable as a light use machine , ideal mobile on a van and space saving .


 Viper is a heavy machine and can play up in cold , but is a great heavy duty machine that will give a lifetime of reliable use and receives lifetime updates and as Silca is normally up to date.


 Ninja laser – excellent machine , nothing better for me on sx9 keys , laguna 3 , megane 3 , new clio cards using 1234Q5678H series and decoding and cutting clio 3 keys , fast reliable cutting that allows you to pick various styles of cut as well as adjust to half cuts etc , the software can take getting used to due to the functions available on it , adds cylinder keys to your services too , its a well built machine that is like silca updated for life free.

Most will cut a tibbe key on a clamp , but none will in my view cut a perfect tibbe key , a stand alone option will always cut a better key and far quicker too


V8/X6 key cutting machine is a starter machine for very light use and build quality is poor in comparison , i had an x6 to play with for a few months , condor will last longer and be more reliable of the 2 , its at least being supported and updated which is a big plus and is a far superior build quality to the x6 which at best is a hobby or starter machine .

It isn’t always 100% accurate , but the find biting function on Condor is useful if you don’t have instacode to hand , and is a useful addition that makes the Condor more useful. Actually, Condor mini wins in most aspect!

Condor XC mini Update Tool 1.0.9 Free Download

Free download ikeycutter condor xc-mini update tool v1.0.9 on Mega:

Condor XC-Mini update tool

condor key cutting machine key data customize tool:

Update steps:

Do not turn off or unplug USB cable during updating

If the update fails, turn off anti-virus software and then try again.

1- connect keymachine to pc with a usb cable

2- turn in the keymachine

3- click on the “update online” button to start update

4- the screen will appear “updating” prompt

5- update complete


Why is the condor mini update tool used for?

Device info


Fix data error (picture list, ect.)

Fix “internal error 1” error

Enter BIOS mode

Clear all data (need redo: cut_calibrate, x1 init and x2 init)

Select clamp

Offline update

Create file

Fix “internal error 2” error

History record