No visible screws: Easier to use for elderly--everyone. Minor selling point at selling and moving time.
Attaching the knobs together requires moving a certain small lever, with a flat-blade screwdriver, on the side of the smaller assembly--sideways. Holding both knob assemblies together then, while the sides are pushed and mated together--then turning the knob on the other side from the one with the lever (repeatedly in each direction, with each knob, perhaps)--the small lever then moves backwards and the handles then connect solidly--with a click.
A phillips-head screwdriver proves unnecessary
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for putting the halves together. (Of course, one is required for attaching the larger side side to the plate and installing the strike, perhaps.) No screws are visible, either.
To remove the knob hardware--pushing the decorative, hiding faring aside reveals the lever again--push that sideways with the blade screwdriver--the knob assembly featuring the lever then may easily be removed. Loosen the screws, well, from the plate, again--pull out the larger assembly from the bolt--then, remove the bolt assembly.
Less expensive knobs generally do invoke visible screws--such hardware must invoke a simpler, cheaper design.
I like the quality and appearance of Laurel hardware: It's memorable and very practical. I figure that , as our society ages, the egg-shaped Laurel-style should prove increasingly popular and desirable. The design proves slightly easier to open for the elderly, handicapped, caretakers, and arthritics--for virtually anyone. It isn't the traditional round, cylindrical, nor bell shapes--thus, it won't slip in the hand in their manner. Laurel should provide a minor, positive selling point later on, too.
Given that homeowners spend a great deal of money upon better handsets, anyway--why should they not consider Laurel, after all? The looks and quality lasts (seemingly into perpetuity--well over 10 years already)--the satin nickel finish appears to prove really durable--it doesn't appear to scratch up very easily at all. Anything like that appears to prove totally unnoticeable, anyway. Rust or corrosion appears to prove non-existent at all!
The builder originally had put in popular quality Kwikset handle-style interior door hardware--unfortunately, such handles--given that particular height--snare my belt loops! Thus, I replaced them with Laurel--the entire set up--decorative front entry door handset, exterior locking, and deadbolts, too.