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Is a Bump Hammer Really Necessary?


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#1 xcaliber

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Is it really necessary to have a bump hammer? A screwdriver handle would work just fine. Does a "real" bump hammer offer any benefits beside a professional look in front of a customer?



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:56 AM

Yeah that's something I don't think I'd buy just to bump a key. I always use a screw driver or anything else hard that I can use to hit it. Sometimes I even use my leather shoe, it can give just enough force to bump the key into the lock.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

I think most people who successfuly use bump keys also use bump hammers.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:47 PM

While not nessary it does make bumping actually much easier.  I would give a hammer a shot if you've had difficulties bumping in the past. 


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#5 xcaliber

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:44 PM

I think most people who successfuly use bump keys also use bump hammers.

May be, you are right


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 01:35 PM

Without a bump hammer, how can one think about bumping a lock without leaving scratches?



#7 TanVanMan

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 05:04 AM

Yeah that's something I don't think I'd buy just to bump a key. I always use a screw driver or anything else hard that I can use to hit it. Sometimes I even use my leather shoe, it can give just enough force to bump the key into the lock.

Right and i notice most of the videos I've watched were using a screw driver. Unless you need to bump keys a most of the times, then having a hammer will be good. 



#8 TanVanMan

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:20 AM

Without a bump hammer, how can one think about bumping a lock without leaving scratches?

With or without a bump hammer I think scratches cannot be avoided unless you're expert in bumping.  :-)



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Posted 04 January 2016 - 08:14 AM

With or without a bump hammer I think scratches cannot be avoided unless you're expert in bumping.  :-)

Exactly, its the same like going through the ring of fire without getting burned 


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#10 TanVanMan

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:27 AM

Yeah that's something I don't think I'd buy just to bump a key. I always use a screw driver or anything else hard that I can use to hit it. Sometimes I even use my leather shoe, it can give just enough force to bump the key into the lock.

Right I agree. Unless it's the thing you do everyday :-) Having or buying bump hammer will be coz it will make the job easier