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#1 aspiring_bump3r

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:10 PM

is it ok to just file down the shoulders?
i filed a homemade key on the tip a little, and it doesn't even fit in the lock anymore. is this necessary?

#2 Virgintamr

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:02 PM

It should still fit. Make sure you clean the edges up so they are not hanging up.

#3 ceej

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:20 AM

Yeah like he said, debur the edge so left over material isn't covering the groves

#4 fred5874

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:19 PM

0.5mm shouldn't leave much if any burrs. He probably filed too much off.

#5 ChicagoLocks

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:33 PM

Overdoing things will always ruins the work. Filing it with little precaution and always use less pressure. If you file the tip don't overdo it and clean the edges.
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