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#1 ahazaq2

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

All of the locks in my house are Baldwin locks, but they use Sc-1 keys. I haven't been able to bump the Baldwins with Sc-1 or SC-20 bump keys.


Are they anti-bump, or should I keep practicing?

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 01:05 PM

All of the locks in my house are Baldwin locks, but they use Sc-1 keys. I haven't been able to bump the Baldwins with Sc-1 or SC-20 bump keys.


Are they anti-bump, or should I keep practicing?


Try the minimal movement method. File down both shoulders about 1/16". I use a 99 cent screw driver with a polyethylene handle from Wal-Mart as my hammer and it works decently.

#3 theopratr

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 12:32 AM

Baldwins are generally SC1 clones. That should be your key.

Have you had any luck with Schlage locks that are not your Baldwins?

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:32 PM

Baldwins are generally SC1 clones. That should be your key.

Have you had any luck with Schlage locks that are not your Baldwins?



I have :) indeed... :)

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:46 PM

Keep at it then. Baldwins are better than generic, and thus the possibility of security pins does exist, although I don't have any Baldwins lying around at home to check that out for you. Bypassing security pins is best done with greatly reduced tension, as the shape of the pin allows it to be very easily stuck at the shear line. Excessive force can deform and ruin these pins, rendering the lock inoperable, so exercise caution.

#6 ChicagoLocks

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:27 AM

Yes they are, keep practicing with less movement method and caution.
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