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Bump Key Broke
Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:10 PM
I really don't feel like buying another one and having to wait another 3 weeks for it.
Since the snap is at the shoulder, could I take it to a key maker (home depot) and have them duplicate it?
If this was the key,
it broke like this
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:48 PM
A. You are hitting the key Way too hard.
B. You are applying Way too much pressure.
Locks will bump with a little pressure and a light to moderate 'tap'. Its about finesse, not strength or power. Don't use actual hammers or anything of that type....you're not only destroying the key, but also the lock.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:09 AM
Always make copies before using a bumpkey. Never use the original, always use the copies so if one breaks you have an original to make good quality copies from.
I have only broken 1 bumpkey. It was an original that took me a long time to make. Never again. I make 3 copies of every bump key and only use the copies.
The University of Hard Knocks is a (I forget the word, but it sounds like rich or witch.)
Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:56 PM
I highly recommend you buy original keys. The savings you get with cheep copies aren't worth the effort.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:39 PM