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Questions about the Method
Posted 27 August 2006 - 01:28 AM
It's all just "wow this is what a bump key looks like" or "hey look if you cut off shoulder it will work." The most info I got was from the public wiki which says to apply torque while bumping. But you guys seem pretty good so here I am.
Anyway, I have my own handheld lock so it should be easier for me to get it...and I've done cuts a lil lower than 9. And I filed off tip and shoulder areas but I'm afraid it might be too much.
- Is there anything I need to do besides apply consistent turning pressure and bump (gently, hard?)? Or am I supposed to hit the key and then try to turn it a splitsecond later?
I'm confused about the actual technical method.
- If I filed off too much shoulder/tip would that cause a problem?
- Is the key supposed to be in just enough before I feel the pressure of the next pins? So how much gap would I usually have left?
Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:18 PM
The tip and the shoulder cuts are very small. The toool doc says to cut it between 1/4 and 1/2mm. I dotn think filing off too much has to be a problem, as long as you have the key in a normal depth before whacking it.
As for the timing, you put a small pressure on the key before and while whacking it, just like the light pressure you use when picking a lock. And teh bump is not light (tink) but also not hard like swinging a hammer.
Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:07 PM
'Cause I was trying to turn it the whole time, and i would bump it during that.
The funny thing is...I hear some of the pins lock in, and then when i release key I hear them falling down - as if only some of the pins opened.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:11 AM
Mind you I'm in no way an expert in bumping, just a novice amused by the idea of bump keys.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:15 PM
Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:34 PM
When I saw that the only thing I could think of was KY Jelly :shock:
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