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#1 redcity

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

Hello,

 

I am just wondering if using a bump key (just one time not repeatedly) would be harmful to the lock? Because I've read many forums and some people say they are destructive to the locks and others say that it's not harmful at all. Can anyone tell me -out of their personal experience- if it's safe for the lock to use bump keys or not?

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:40 PM

It shouldn't cause damage using a bump key just once.  However...  if the springs inside the lock are old, or already damaged, damage is must more likely.  So while it's not probable, it is possible.   Hope this cleared it up for you a bit. 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

It shouldn't cause damage using a bump key just once.  However...  if the springs inside the lock are old, or already damaged, damage is must more likely.  So while it's not probable, it is possible.   Hope this cleared it up for you a bit.

Aha I see, but certainly using it multiple times would cause harm to the lock, right? Thanks Admin for the immediate help.



#4 LAlocksport

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

It also depends on how crafty the user of the bump key is. Anyway if you are calm and careful, the lock won't be damaged.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:32 PM

Aha I see, but certainly using it multiple times would cause harm to the lock, right? Thanks Admin for the immediate help.

 

"Certainly"  Nope...  It's not 100% of the time going to cause harm.  We have locks in the shop here which have been bumped hundreds, if not thousands of times, and still function wonderfully.


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#6 TanVanMan

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:37 PM

Right.. I agree. based on what I have read, It's not that damaging to the lock. Unless your going to practice to that lock all the time.



#7 TanVanMan

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:38 PM

I suggest, if you're going to practice bump keying,  you better use an old locks. :-)



#8 LockPickIt

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 12:03 AM

I suggest, if you're going to practice bump keying,  you better use an old locks. :-)

Yeah he can buy an old locks from a local shop like what I usually do. less cost just in case you messed it up.







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