Lock bumping has become a worldwide phenomenon in home security, though not a desired one by some people. With the right bump key set and tools, a beginner can start bumping open locks that previously would have been hard or even impossible to crack.
A bump key (sometimes known as a bumper key, bumping keys, etc.) is a specially designed tool that allows you to pick pin-tumbler locks, the world’s most popular kind of locks. Normally, you would need a bump key set to pick a wide variety of locks. Opening a lock using bump keys is called “lock bumping,” which has proven very effective.
Pin-tumbler locks work on the principle that all driver pins should be aligned correctly (not too high or too low) with the key pins on the shear line for the lock to turn. Thus, the cuts on your key should have the correct depths for the grooves to turn the lock.Surprisingly, a bump key is very effective at opening pin-tumbler locks. Of course, not all first attempts at using a bump key are successful. However, “bumping” has proven very reliable for locksmiths, repossessors, and landlords to open these kinds of locks. With a few bumps, keys will align the cylinders and turn your lock.The most important thing to consider is the kind of bump keys you’ll be using for a lock. Bump keys are mostly manufacturer-specific. A Kwikset lock needs an exact bump key made specifically for a Kwikset lock. It has to have the correct number of cylinders, and the bump key should fit the groove of the lock for it to work. A full set requires bump keys from all the major lock manufacturers.Check out some of our videos to see how lock bumping can be applied to many types of locks, allowing you to learn how to open them with your key set in seconds.
Bump keys are specifically designed so that the cuts are all at maximum depth. Even for someone who has a modest knowledge in being a locksmith, making a bump key is simple by using any blank and using simple locksmith tools. However, making one yourself isn’t advisable, as the price of a bump key set is not very high. For locksmiths, unlocking locks using a bump key is a new way to save some time and money for their clients by easily opening locks without drilling or damaging them and maintaining the security of the client’s home.
At LockPickWorld, we have the latest and largest range of bump key sets and bundles, making us the go-to destination for anyone looking to start or enhance their lock-bumping experience. Whether you’re faced with a stubborn locked door, looking to start a lock-picking hobby, or simply honing your locksmith skills, our wide array of tools has got you covered.
From basic lock picks to comprehensive lockout kits, we provide everything you need to tackle any lock-related challenge that comes your way. We understand the importance of having the right keys in your arsenal, which is why we offer an extensive range of high-quality lock picks and other products.
If you have any questions, let us know. We have designed our products to be the best possible on the market at an affordable price. We’re here to help you succeed in your locksmith endeavors and keep those keys turning smoothly.
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