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#1 bentone

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:33 AM

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I bought 5 keys off ebay and I just got around to filing one down. From this picture it doesn't look like it is filed down much but it is quite a bit lower than when it was uncut.
I don't know what I am doing wrong. I am afraid that I am just bumping it wrong and I don't want to file too much off. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Travis

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:27 PM

I would say cut a little deeper on all the pins.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:03 AM

Ok, I will try that. I didn't think I had to mess with the deepness of the pins since I bought this online.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:17 AM

Ok, I will try that. I didn't think I had to mess with the deepness of the pins since I bought this online.

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I don't think you have to. If it's an original cut by a computerizzed machine the depths should be exact.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:24 AM

Ok, I will try that. I didn't think I had to mess with the deepness of the pins since I bought this online.

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Ben


I don't think you have to. If it's an original cut by a computerizzed machine the depths should be exact.



What do you suggest that I do differently then?

#6 fred5874

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:02 AM

It's a little hard to tell from the photo. Did you file the shoulder?

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:07 PM

It's a little hard to tell from the photo. Did you file the shoulder?


Shoulder seems fine to me, I'd consider taking a little more off the tip though. Do you feel the pins push the key back a little after you insert it all the way in?

#8 Ah Mad Lad

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:18 PM

Well try the other method, the pull out one click and then bump.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 10:23 PM

I tried the pull out method for about 30 minutes and then tried the other way and I didn't have any luck. Is it possible that the locks in my house are not the kind that these work with. I am really frustrated, I took more off the tip and then off the sholder but still no luck. I have made a copy so I am ok.

Any more suggestions.

My locks are the kind that have key holes on both sides.


Thanks again,
Ben

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 11:48 PM

I tried the pull out method for about 30 minutes and then tried the other way and I didn't have any luck. Is it possible that the locks in my house are not the kind that these work with. I am really frustrated, I took more off the tip and then off the sholder but still no luck. I have made a copy so I am ok.

Any more suggestions.

My locks are the kind that have key holes on both sides.


Thanks again,
Ben

I see the possible problem, on your original key, one of the pins is set to 9, the lowest depth. That can sometimes make it difficult. You could turn your 999 key into a 10 10 10 key by filing down the depths a tiny bit, but you have to be very careful. I suggest making a copy at walmart before filing anything.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:03 AM

Wow, ok thank you.

I am happy my home has a little security against bump keys. :)

#12 Ah Mad Lad

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:33 AM

Wow, ok thank you.

I am happy my home has a little security against bump keys. :)


Not really, ha. I mean lock picking and bump keying are no where near as big a threat as a foot or a hammer or a crowbar. Most house doors can be kicked in no problem. A lock is only as good as its frame.