*Bump Keys are ON SALE*
Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:44 PM
Are these NOT bump keys? Or is simply filing the shoulder all it needs?
By the way, I asked the seller, and he says that no filing is required to use them as bump keys? Thanks for the help.
Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:01 PM
Ok thanks for the clear up. What's confusing me, is that he tells me that if you pull the key out 1 click, that you can bump it and it will work without filing the shoulder. Is this true?
True - Yes
Is it easier? No. It actually has more of a success rate if you file it down
Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:09 PM
Are they fine? I've only had a little time to try them and no luck still. I've ordered a BE-H2 Bump Hammer and I will try that when I get it next week. I just need to practice until then and hopefully will be successful without it.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:27 PM
Posted 08 November 2006 - 06:37 PM
So I go upstairs and try it on the Masterlock. On the 3rd try it actually opened! I've practiced some more on the Masterlock, and now I can do it 1 in 2 tries. It really helps!
So I then went back down to try on the kwikset. After 15 more tries, it worked on the kwikset! However, I only once got it to work on the kwikset. I've bumped the kwikset like 50 more times, and I still couldn't open it. I'm very hopeful because it did open once. Any suggestions? I've tried it with my fingers giving light tension and with the tension tool. The time I opened it, I was using just my finger. However, I can't seem to replicate that tension.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:08 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:57 AM
Great suggestion, I also did a same think with a bump hammer and yep that's true that tension plays an important in bumping. the more you practice the more you learn well.
Your keys look great. A bump hammer will definitely help and add to your consistency. Tension is where most people fail when it comes to successfully bumping a lock. A kwikset lock requires light tension, and I have found that the master lock requires rather heavy tension. Always start with very light tension, just barely resting your finger on the key or tension wrench. I slip the bottom of a tension wrench through the hole of the key and use the wrench to give tension... I find that this technique is more accurate, more repeatable and easier on the fingers. When I've bumped a Schlage lock I use super light tension, a little more for a kwikset and very heavy tension when bumping a master lock. Good luck!