Saturday, March 19, 2011

What is a Bump Key?

Bumping is a method of pin manipulation within locks. It is extremely effective and easy! This method is turning the world of security upside down. Locks, which would normally need to be drilled to access, can now be bumped open in seconds. To the user this means you can access and save many beautiful cylinders for you or your customers. A locksmith, repossessor, law enforcement officer, military professional, or other well qualified professional will find these keys to be one of the most effective tools in their tool collection.
How Does a Bump Key Work?
The first thing you'll need to open a specific lock is the bump key. Understand that not just any bump key will do. A bump key must be made for that specific model and brand of lock. It is not a master key that will open any lock, but rather a key that fits in the lock but will not open it under normal conditions.
First you must acquire the bump key. The easier method is to buy a pre-made bump key from . A 18 key set can be purchased for around 50 dollars. With a set such as that you could open almost any lock.
Using a bump key is pretty simple, but there are a few things you have to do to get the key to work properly. First, you fully insert they bump key into the lock to be opened. Next you pull the key back one click. Then you place a slight amount of pressure on the key by turning it slightly, or pressing against it, so when the tumblers are aligned they are not permitted to fall back to their original position. Finally, you strike the key with a bump hammer while you keep pressure on the key.The lock should easily open. It may take a few tries to open the lock.

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