How does a bump key work?
Bumping the key inward forces it deeper into the key way.
The specially designed teeth of the bump key transmit a slight impact force to all of the key pins in the lock.
The key pins transmit this force to the driver pins; the key pins stay in place.
Lock bumping takes only an instant to open the lock.
Can you use any key as a bump key?
Pin-tumbler locks are the world’s most popular lock, and these include exterior door entry locks for homes. The process of gaining entry using a bump key is called “bumping,” and it can be very effective. All the cuts on a bump key are made to the maximum depth, so any key blank can be made into a bump key.
How do you make a bump key step by step?
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How do you make a Kwikset bump key?
How to Make a Kwikset Bump Key | Mr. Locksmith™ Video –