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Is there something wrong with this bump key?
Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:22 PM
Here are my keys: (ones bump, ones original, should be easy to figure it out)
You're first cut in the original key appears to be a be cut to the max. Try filing the same cut in the bump key a bit further... let us know what happens.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:40 PM
Also normal bump keys are cut to 999 which usually works, but the best bump key is cut to 10 10 10 which cannot be done by machine and since you have a deep cut in your original you will need deeper cuts, to the line almost.
Another thing I noticed when you hit the key you seem to be twisting the key right before you hit it. This is a common mistake, as it puts too much torque on the cylinder and binds the pins not allowing them to jump. The amount of torque you apply to the key should be very light and consistant, don't turn the key violently before beumping or even after, if you bumped it correctly it will simply open due to the light torque already acting on it.
Hope that helps, the first piece of advice is the most important.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:42 PM
Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:10 PM
I kinda need this information in the next 20 minutes as I have to leave then, and I have a $200 bet that I can bump this dexter lock...
Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:38 PM
This is my advice: the object you're hitting with should be a bit... flexable for a lack of a better word... like something you can use to flick and the end hits the key.. aka the holding blade of a knife(dull), screwdriver, hammer etc.. just a note: it REALLY helps if you get one of those bump hammers somewhere online... it'll make bumping ALOT easier... i do it fine when i use my wrist to strike it not the whole hand.... it could be how hard you are hitting it, and when you are turning that is affecting your performance too. You will be surprised at how ONLY a little bit of tension can actually be the reason why you are not getting it... cuz from past expierences, if its not a problem with the key, its in how much tension you are applying (and also MAYBE the tool you are hitting it with) i dunno if it helps, but all it takes is a little practice.
good luck with building up your skills in bumping man, like ah mad lad said, confidence is all it takes... just keep tryin i guess