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#1 LAlocksport

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

I was wondering if you can make your own bump keys at home. What sort of tools and diagrams do I need? Is it even worthwhile?



#2 xcaliber

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

I second this question, it shouldn't be impossible but it'll probably take a few tries to perfect a bump key.

 

 

I haven't followed his method so I don't know how good it is but at least it answers your question about the tools you need.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:53 AM

There are many tutorials online, this for example http://www.wikihow.com/Bump-a-Lock

 

However, I find that the price of bump keys is not that high, so making it at home might not be worthwhile as it takes time and needs practice to work and still might not work at all. And you know time is money.



#4 sallyshooter

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

Most "make your own keys" requires to buy equipment for it though. When it comes to bump keys it's no different.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

Most "make your own keys" requires to buy equipment for it though. When it comes to bump keys it's no different.

Yes I totally agree, so you get to spend money on the equipment too so at the end with the money and time spent, it's much easier to just buy a bump key.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

There are many tutorials online, this for example http://www.wikihow.com/Bump-a-Lock

 

However, I find that the price of bump keys is not that high, so making it at home might not be worthwhile as it takes time and needs practice to work and still might not work at all. And you know time is money.

 

 

And you probably end up spending more money on the tools to make your own bump key when you can buy one for less.


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#7 LAlocksport

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:43 AM

So we can all agree that it's better to buy one :) Except if you somehow don't own equipment for producing bump keys.


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 04:16 PM

I did find a great article on how to make your own bump keys at home. 
 
http://united-locksm...our-locked-door
 
On part 2 of the article it explains how to make your own bump key and what you would need to make it. It list the steps in order on what you would need to do first. I would try this out first before you go and buy a bump key. cool.png

 



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:57 PM

I second this question, it shouldn't be impossible but it'll probably take a few tries to perfect a bump key.

 

 

I haven't followed his method so I don't know how good it is but at least it answers your question about the tools you need.

Interesting! I think we have that tool in my garage but I'm not sure if it's working still. Gotta take a look at it. 



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Posted 08 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

It's quite simple, all you need to do is to get any key of the model lock and then you can ask locksmith to cut the a new key with all the valleys at the deepest possible settings. In most of the cases this method works quite good and the newly made bump key can be used to unlock any lock of that model.



#11 LogiGoi

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:47 AM

There are many video tutorials on how to make your own bump key...it does consumes time but if you are really into it then there's nothing giving it a try...if you still have to buy the tools then I would probably just buy a bump key which is cheaper than the tools...but there are also tools that you can use that you can also use for other works but if you would only buy the particular tools just for bump keys, for me it would be impractical...better buy a set then... ;)



#12 LogiGoi

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:55 AM

There are many video tutorials on how to make your own bump key...it does consumes time but if you are really into it then there's nothing giving it a try...if you still have to buy the tools then I would probably just buy a bump key which is cheaper than the tools...but there are also tools that you can use that you can also use for other works but if you would only buy the particular tools just for bump keys, for me it would be impractical...better buy a set then... wink.png

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#13 lillylockpicker

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:56 AM

What are examples of tools that can be used to make a bump key?



#14 LogiGoi

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:02 PM

What are examples of tools that can be used to make a bump key?

I've seen some people that uses a triangular file in making a bump key...welcome to the forum anyways... ;)



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:06 PM

Thanks. triangular file indeed. that method would surely give you an exercise.



#16 LogiGoi

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:23 PM

Thanks. triangular file indeed. that method would surely give you an exercise.

hahaha...yes it will because it would take a lot of time before you can form valleys...



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:42 PM

So we can all agree that it's better to buy one smile.png Except if you somehow don't own equipment for producing bump keys.

I agree if its just for you own use, it is definitely better to just buy one. But if you plan on making bumpkeys for a living, then spending for equipment would be fine. :-)



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 05:45 AM

hahaha...yes it will because it would take a lot of time before you can form valleys...

And a lot of effort too with the blade you are using



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 03:10 AM

Thanks. triangular file indeed. that method would surely give you an exercise.

And patience lol..