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Old 11-15-2014, 10:34 PM   #21
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Schlage from my yard. They key alike and re-key for me at no charge. They can even stamp new keys. Never had any luck with anything cheaper.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:27 PM   #22
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I wanted to do these:

http://emtek.com/Passage-Privacy-Knobs/rope-knob

In the ORB finish with the CF mechanism in my house. My wife said no F-ing way are you spending that much on doorknobs. So I have Schlage....

My wife picked those out and I got yo install 9 $100 passage handle sets


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Old 11-18-2014, 11:12 AM   #24
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Depends. Kwikset 4 packs for entries at HD for low end. They don't last, and you have to make sure you lube them well, they have pretty soft metal guts. From there, it's all Schlage unless the HO wants something else.
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I ended up ordering schlage georgian off amazon. They were about six bucks a piece cheaper than my yard. Can't beat prime free two day shipping delivered to your door also.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:56 PM   #26
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Kwikset (and now also Baldwin) has that nice slotted strike plate that lets you fine tune the tightness of the door.

Day in and day out I tell people go with Schlage.
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I was always surprised at how lousy emtek holds up after a year. Esp their privacy sets. For the money they charge, you'd think they could put a little more into engineering.
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I like schlage too. Nobody using Sargent or best?
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When I order the lock sets it prefer Schlage. Although when the homeowner wants to furnish the doors and always forgets the lock sets, I tend to go with Kwickset with the easy key that let's you key them all yourself.
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If i'm forced to pick the lockset I generally use Schlage myself.

I always assumed Baldwin was top notch, but from what I hear lately, I'm not so sure anymore.

Judging by weight may help as well as classification.

Less pot metal = better IMO

This spells out industry standard...

ANSI Grading System for Locksets & Deadbolts

Grade 1
Meets commercial building requirements
Provides the best residential security available
Knobs - Must Withstand
- 800,000 cycles
- 6 door strikes
- 360 pound weight test
Deadbolts - Must Withstand
- 250,000 cycles
- 10 door strikes (hammer test)
Grade 2
Meets light commercial and exceeds residential building requirements
Exceeds standard residential security requirements
Knobs - Must Withstand
- 400,000 cycles
- 4 door strikes
- 250 pound weight test
Deadbolts - Must Withstand
- 150,000 cycles
- 5 door strikes (hammer test)
Grade 3
Meets residential building requirements only
Provides minimal residential security
Knobs - Must Withstand
- 200,000 cycles
- 2 door strikes
- 150 pound weight test
Deadbolts - Must Withstand
- 100,000 cycles
- 2 door strikes (hammer test)
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I like schlage too. Nobody using Sargent or best?
Oh yeah, but they are more into commercial door hardware.
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I stick with schlage almost all the time. I deal with a local door shop for all my interior/exterior doors, a lot of my millwork, and all my door hardware.

Their prices on some stuff are a couple bucks more than the big boxes, but its worth it to me to get the good service.

They will even put the strike plates and latches on any doors I order if I want. Then all I have to do it throw the knobs on and go.

And the best part, the locksets come in cardboard boxes, not those damn blister packs that I cant get open and that fill up a whole trash bag


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yep, those blister packs suck....wonder what the fatality rate is folks who slice their hands up trying to un-package that molten mess of plastic.

As I side note, I work for a customer who's home is the previous home of the fella who patented that process.

Pretty nice place
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As I side note, I work for a customer who's home is the previous home of the fella who patented that process.
Is that guy still alive? I'd like ten minutes alone in a room with him.
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Yeah. Gave myself a nice birthday present a few years ago... 5 stitches trying to open one of them.

Our local yard does all the keying for us too. Service is worth a couple bucks.
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Here's a tip to opening those type of packages. Never use a knife or razor. Just use scissors or shears. Quick, easy and safe.
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I use a knife all the time cause I always have one on me. I grab one edge, plunge the knife into the middle and cut away from my hand. Works fine.
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yep, those blister packs suck....wonder what the fatality rate is folks who slice their hands up trying to un-package that molten mess of plastic.

As I side note, I work for a customer who's home is the previous home of the fella who patented that process.

Pretty nice place

That's pretty cool superseal I'm sure that guy is worth some cash.

I think I get sliced opening every other one



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Depending on the door, I typically buy Schlage. Emtek if its really high end.

When I buy in bulk (like a whole house) I but them from handlesets.com

Their prices are pretty good and if you have to special order, might as well save a buck.
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Whatever is specd out, whatever millwork shop has the lowest prices. Im doing commercial work, so its out of my hands

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