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Whats wrong with my Kwikset Bump key?!!?


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#1 JonnyMark

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:38 PM

Just recieved my order of bump keys

Low quality blurry pictures taken from my cell phone =/

This is the key I got in the package:
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This is the copies I made from it, bottem one is copy unmodified, top one is cut little bit off the tip and little bit off the shoulder. Anyone wrong with either one?
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I tried on 2 locks, one deadbolt and one is just a doorknob lock that I bought for practice, I been working on this for some time not sure what is wrong I use a hammer rubber part (handle of it) to strike it and still nothing.

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Modified it a little more, cut little off tip and modified the shoulder and still doesnt work.

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Can anyone post a quality picture of thier WORKING Kwikset bump key, please?




#2 Akina1021

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 01:12 AM

well here is my key... it works like wonders heh...
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Also, factor in how much tension you are applying on your key, from experience its mostly because of tension that affects how well you're doing.

practice makes perfect... just find your zone and you'll get it... just dont ever give up on it... remember tension/torque and how hard you're hitting change it up and results will happen good luck man

#3 lockman

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:35 PM

The cuts are to wide. For best results with linear pick (Bump) keys try to make the cuts just wide enough for the bottom pin to sit on base of cut.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:40 PM

Sorry - forgot following. File or cut bittings half cut deeper than deepest cut and centre bittings .05 to 1.0mm further from shoulder than standard.

#5 Pleiades

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:39 AM

Kwikset locks have fatter pins, those cuts look fine.

#6 Willis

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:26 PM

The cuts are to wide. For best results with linear pick (Bump) keys try to make the cuts just wide enough for the bottom pin to sit on base of cut.

I agree with you that the gaps are wide and he need to make only wide enough for pin to sit on the base of cut. Lot of practice needed in filing the key as that is also a main part in bumping a lock.