*Bump Keys are ON SALE*
Check my keys?
Posted 28 September 2006 - 06:00 PM
So I got interested after seeing some videos and I wanted to try this out.
I bought a set of 5 popular ones and mainly I'm trying to use the kwikset bump key. I kept the original 5 and had a friend of mine make [ he works at ACE hardware ] copies for me. Now, he hasn't worked there very long but for some reason the keys would've cost around $2 a piece for some reason. So I got him to do it for me.
I have a few questions.
1. Is filing the shoulders and tips required for easier bumping? My friend who is also interested said you don't have to file the key at all if you just pull it back one click.
2. Are the keys filed correctly to begin with? My kwikset key looks a little small on the bumps. [ sorry probably not right term ]
Here it is:
My camera isn't too good zoomed in I apologize.
Here is the original key, just in case there's a problem with that:
And if it's cut correctly it's probably my technique... But I guess I have to learn that on my own.
Thank for reading I appreciate help in advance!
Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:01 PM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:18 AM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:01 AM
This is the way which I always used while making or filing the keys. I used to file the tip which make it work for most of the locks.
If you are wondering if you need to file the tip, stick something into the keyway and measure the depth, if it is exactly the same as the distance from the tip to the shoulder of the key, you need to file it, otherwise, it shouldnt matter. My locks at home seem to have enough space that they dont need the tip of the key to be filed for the key to work. Of course, filing the tip cant hurt, and would make the key compatible with more locks.