Adjustable Cross Tool
What is a cross pick for you might ask.
Well it is for a cross lock.
If you look at the lock in the photo you will see that the keyway is shaped like a cross or plus sign.
The key to open that lock is also shaped like a cross —– so the pick needs to be the same.
These locks are often found on lock boxes, safes, safty deposit boxes and some padlocks.
Cross picks work with a raking action to open the lock
Tips on Using
When you get a set take a close look at the tip area where the cross picks come out.
You will see four barbs/claws/tension teeth when you set these into the lock they do not go all the way in.
To protect them from breaking make sure you loosen the collar until it is flush with the lock face.
Don’t worry this will make sense when you have the tool.
Then light tension on the wheel and you plunge the cross pick in and out of the lock raking it open.