Step 1 - Off Position
To keep SAF-T-LOK off, move Red On/Off Lever UP. You may now use your EZ Reacher without the locking feature.
Step 2 - On Position
To turn on the SAF-T-LOK, flip the Red On/Off Lever DOWN. Your reacher is ready to grab and lock the next time you pull the trigger.
Step 3 - To Lock onto Object
Pull trigger all the way into the handle until you have a firm grip on the object. You should hear one click for large objects and two clicks for small items.
Step 4 - To Release Object
While holding the trigger in, push the locking bar down and slowly release the trigger and object.
With a little practice you will learn how to do the entire operation naturally with only one hand.