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Posted 02 February 2007 - 11:44 AM
so if any one has any tips on bumping schlage's, please help me out. and which is preffered minimal movement or pull out
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:03 PM
Searching 'schalge' on the site search engine brings up this thread:
Take a peek at the 4th post
I would say his suggestions are spot on. As always, it's advisable to inspect the original key to see if it was cut to a depth of '9'. If it has been, you might want to investigate filing it a bit deeper.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:38 PM
Aside from that, there are many variables that can affect how the lock is bumped. The lock in knob cylinder is often not as tight as a deadbolt, due simply to the fact that there isn't as much holding it in place. Also, the lock is held by a knob, which rotates by definition, and thus to get a clean bump the knob needs to be immobilized. (This is an even greater issue when you're trying to bump a lock in knob LOCKED.) Different locks have different properties, so investigate.
Personally, I always found knob locks easier to bump in the beginning. I found the height that they normally occur at (waist level) convenient for bumping with some degree of control. Deadbolts generally occur higher on the door, making it a bit awkward.
So, all rumors and personal accounts aside, the two are technically of equal difficulty. The only thing one would need to consider is technique, and the small technicalities of the immobilization of the knob in which the lock rests.