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#1 neuromonkey

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:43 PM

Hi all,

Any information on the bumpability of the Master No. 230 padlock? I just got my 11 key set from you-know-who, and wanted to know if it's a bad lock for a newbie to start on. (I'm driving my girlfriend crazy with all the WHACK WHACK WHACK noises. She thinks I'm launching a career as a burglar--she doesn't understand that it's just fun to open locks. sigh.)

Thanks!

#2 neuromonkey

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

Oh. I just realized that I don't have a bump key for the 230. Silly me.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 04:46 PM

Not a bad choice to start with. I started with the master # 1 and moved up to the 230. The difficulty comes in when the lock has a key guard, most of the m10 keys available aren't long enough to clear the key guard. I had to find the original key and make my own bumpkey. The key guard also wears on the bumpkey when pressure is applied. Small shavings appear after a few attempts. If you can clear the guard, there is nothing to bumping the lock.
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#4 neuromonkey

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:56 AM

Not a bad choice to start with. ...


Cool, thanks. I'll hunt around for a key blank and give it a go.