Schlage Everest Torque tool

Simple Schlage Everest torque tool. Everest locks are no harder or easier to manipulate than standard six pin Schlage locks, but the check pin must be lifted while applying torque. This can be done by inserting a thin wire below the vertical ward in the keyway, or by using the bottom part of an Everest key (the bow of which can also serve as a torque tool). In the homemade tool shown here (which was cut down from a standard Everest blank), a hole has been drilled in the bow to allow insertion of a stiff wire for additional leverage and working room.

Image taken with a Nikon D-100 digital camera with a Nikkor 85mm 1:2.8D tilt/shift macro lens (with Kenko extension tube). Lit by electronic flash and various reflectors.

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