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#1 latterdaywarrior

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:10 PM

KW1 Broke.

I really don't feel like buying another one and having to wait another 3 weeks for it.

Should I:

Make one?

or

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,

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it broke like this

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#2 totalanni

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 06:56 PM

i would have to recomend buying another one and MAKING COPIES =\

#3 bentpick

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:48 PM

If you break a key while bumping:

A. You are hitting the key Way too hard.

and/or

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. :)

#4 theopratr

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

*What bentpick said.*

#5 BLK

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:09 AM

KW1 Broke.


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.

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#6 latterdaywarrior

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:43 PM

Make copies like at home depot?

I'm nervous about asking them to duplicate them and have them question me.

Not to mention, should I get copies for all of my bumpkeys at once?

I have to 11 set.

#7 kespup

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:56 PM

I had two keys duplicated at Home Depot and the clerk didn't have a clue. The keys made were junk and I posted a full description elsewhere in this forum about them.

I highly recommend you buy original keys. The savings you get with cheep copies aren't worth the effort.

#8 theopratr

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:39 PM

If you are really concerned about getting your keys copied, get some blanks from your local hardware store and make them yourself. It takes some time, but a very high quality manual copy can be fabricated in about a half hour. If anyone questions your need for blanks, tell them you have your own key duplicator.

#9 Joe42

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:29 AM

Just an FYI for those who don't know: avoid Lowe's for getting bumpkeys copied. They use the same crap machine and the same crap blanks (Axxess) that Walmart uses. Not to mention they have a smaller selection of blanks than everyone else.

#10 sniper101

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:47 AM

They keys i got from home depot are the best copies i have gotten. Canadian Tire's copies are also ok. NEVER get your copies made at walmart, they are complete garbage, they will break extremely fast and it will be a waste of your money.

#11 revdclark

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 02:42 AM

Oh, I don't know, but I have had my bump key copys made at Lowe's, and they work just fine.

#12 bumber

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:43 PM

Sam Walton would not be happy. :(
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#13 ChicagoLocks

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

Breaking keys means you are applying too much tension on that or you keys are filed too much. This will happen most of the time in bumping but always start with low tension.
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