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FIVE KEY set VS ELEVEN KEY set...


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#1 Denart

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:00 PM

If the 5 key set can open the majority of the locks in the US, why would anyone need the 11 key set?

What kind of locks would the extra 6 keys open?

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5 KEY SET:
http://www.bumpkey.u...undle-p-33.html

11 KEY SET:
http://www.bumpkey.u...ckage-p-42.html


Also, do you need to show proof of a locksmith degree or something similar when you purchase?

Thanks! :)

#2 theopratr

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:22 PM

The five key set is pretty standard, and will get you well into bumping. If your house has a door, I'd say at least seven out of ten times it will have a lock made by either Kwikset or Schlage. With the five key set, you get both the five and six pin versions of each. (Other key ways do exist, but you'd be hard pressed to ever find one.)

In addition, you also get a bump key that corresponds to Master padlocks, the M1. Don't think that it will only open Master padlocks, however, I'd estimate that over 90% of padlocks in circulation use this key.

The eleven key set adds six more keys. One of them is also a Schlage key, but it's a six pin key that fits all Schlage key ways. The other two keys are still included, as the master key is a bit harder to utilize, thus making the other two keys useful. The remaining five keys are for four other common manufacturers, whose locks find both residential and commercial outlets. Yale and Arrow are perhaps slightly more common than Dexter or Weiser, but not by a large enough margin to not be worth having.

In two months of having a set of the eleven keys, I successfully used every single one of them. If I didn't have all the keys, there would be some instances I would have had to pick the lock instead. Working a side job as a lockout specialist makes my situation a bit different than your average Joe buying bump keys, but I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that they are all useful and commonly occurring keys.

It probably doesn't need to be said, as chances are you've already read through the forums, but these keys are the real deal. Unlike competitor's products, they work out of the package with the proper technique, without fretting about correcting the imperfections in poorly made keys. This being said, you won't need to worry about fouling up your keys in trying to make them work, so you'll never need to buy another set again.

In my opinion, the larger set it worth it. In the end though, it really depends on what you're using them for.

#3 Denart

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 01:47 PM

Thank you so much for your insightful and thorough response my friend. I have decided on the 11 key set due to your reply and have already placed an order

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