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#1 xcaliber

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:36 PM

I am wondering if you guys just use your fingers to apply tension while bumping or if you use some sort of lever. I saw a video on bumping and noticed that the guy had placed a rod of some sort into the hole in the head of the key to apply tension. I tried it using a cylindrical file and it worked pretty well, and no danger of smashing your fingers! What do you guys do?



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

I personally only use brute force, I am not into using so many tools to be honest :)



#3 Katheleen

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:54 AM

I am wondering if you guys just use your fingers to apply tension while bumping or if you use some sort of lever. I saw a video on bumping and noticed that the guy had placed a rod of some sort into the hole in the head of the key to apply tension. I tried it using a cylindrical file and it worked pretty well, and no danger of smashing your fingers! What do you guys do?

Tension or leverage, that's what I use it for when bumping some locks. Sometimes the locks have a little space and I think that's what putting my bump key off track so I put anything that I can on that space in hopes of getting right. Seems to work for me so I can only guess they do it for the same reason even when it's for tension or something else.