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#1 zyuen

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:48 AM

Hi - I was wondering if any additional modifications need to be made to the keys before they can be used (any additional filing/grinding)? Or are they ready for use as delivered?

Much thanks!

#2 Customer Support

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:14 AM

Hi - I was wondering if any additional modifications need to be made to the keys before they can be used (any additional filing/grinding)? Or are they ready for use as delivered?

Much thanks!


From bumpkey.us under "conditions of use": "The shoulder and tip are still intact, they have not been modified." The reason for this is it's illegal to ship actual "lock picking" devices through the mail. We would be breaking a number of US Federal laws - which is something we do not want!

That's all that needs to be done for them to function as bump keys. This is a very simple process and we have documented the process in our forum. http://www.bumpkeyfo...wtopic.php?t=47 is the link to view the process.

Hope this helps!

#3 Master Cutter

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:02 PM

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Why you don't utilize the tip as the first peak of the key, that's what we do all the time. That way you haven't modified it and it doesn't need modifing. This also means that a key with four grooves cut in it - when you take off the shoulder and using it as the last peak - will bump five pin locks, and a key with five groves cut in it will do six pin locks. This is handy as when using the tip as the first peak actually means you can make even a five pin key long enough to do a six pin lock. This is significant as making a bump key involves taking a fair amount of metal from the top of the profile, thus allowing it to enter more profiles than it (the original key and profile) was designed for. So, if you have a bump key with five groves in it, it can and will still be long enough to do a six pin lock - should it's new size and shape allow. Also, notice how I cut two patterns of bump key, a straight cut and a radiused cut, this isn't just aesthetic, it frequently means the difference between a bump or not to bump, which is after all the question.


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Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:12 PM

Welcome back bumpfiend....

Please ensure that you're only posting under one name as multiple board personalities gets very annoying and is hard to track!

But anyhow... that's an interesting idea. We'll have to do some field tests in house here to see what we can come up with. Quite frankly we've been terribly busy for... hrm... the last 4 months ;)

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