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OFFICIAL THREAD: can't get bump keys to work
Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:24 AM
I'm bummed out, I can't get my kwikset bumpkey to work. Kwikset are the only locks in my house so i can't test the 5 others i got. I've tried it about 100 times, tried using a hammer, dull knife, screwdriver, shoe, and a flip flop. I've filined down the tip and shoulder more after every 20 tries or so. It feels like it should be working, i'm pretty sure i'm doing it right. Not much point in making this thread i know, but i'm desperate to try and get it working. Any ideas?
Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:58 AM
Posted 30 October 2006 - 02:35 PM
Waiting on my BumpKey,US keys and hopefully that will make the difference.
Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:27 PM
I'm also a rookie and had the same experience you are having. I thought sure the keys were bad that I got through Bumpkey.Us. There not. It was me. A nice fellow in the forum helped me greatly. Keep reviewing the videos and read the messages in the forums. One day, you will bump and your eyes will get like grapefruits..............what a rush. Repeat that last bump and twick it until you get it again and again. Practice with uninstalled locksets or deadbolts. Mounted locksets are a different ballgame.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:23 AM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 02:34 PM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 06:39 PM
ok, it should be filed down to where whne you put it into the lock, and then push it in the additional amount, the spring loaded pins should push it back out. Its it stays in, it means that you havent filed enough, if it clicks, and stays in that means you filed way too much
Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:08 AM
Posted 03 November 2006 - 01:45 PM
As with most things unless you take the time to understand what you are trying to achieve and how best to achieve it it is unlikely that you will ever succeed.
There is a ton of information available on the technique of "Bumping". Together with information on how cylinders operate take the time to read and observe.
Good luck to all who succeed - I'm heading outback. Very few locks needed out there.