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#1 Evanz

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:41 PM

Im about to buy a master set of bumb keys. Im just woundering, once I get them, how do I know what key bumps what lock?
Also does anyone know the laws regarding bump keys in california?

#2 theopratr

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:54 PM

The size of the set gives the retailer away, and the keys that I bought from bump j were crap... poorly cut, the depths weren't aligned about 80% of the time, and the spacing was wrong about 30% of the time. You probably couldn't be prosecuted for possession of those keys, as they would never work anyway. ;)

That being said, the keys match by brand... Kwikset to KW, Schlage to SC, Arrow to AR, etc.

If you don't know what key to use, count the pins and match it up to the specifications from the manufacturer.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:57 PM

If the key fits it should bump the lock assuming there are the same number of pins. Usually you can tell what type of lock it is. If it says 'Dexter' on the lock you'll know you obviously can't use a Kwikset key.

Check with an attorney or local law officials as to the law since it varies greatly from state to state and even city to city.

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#4 scott6003

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:48 AM

If you usually read on the lock somewhere it will state the type of lock, such as kwikset etc.

Then on your keys you just look for something like that name. Like Kw1 would be kwickset.

So pettry much common sence :cool:

#5 Willis

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:36 PM

The key-way is different in different locks and that will match with the key. If key fits inside the key-way that means you put right key inside the lock.