Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 58
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BFS Could be better
Instructions were not great. I don't think you could do a great deal of doors with this product, it was showing wear after just one door. The small hole saw was a bit too large. You could see part of the hole when you used the plate.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GradHardNoks72 Seriously is s life saver!!!
Okay, so I have never ordered doors before. Not knowing that deadbolt/machining is done at the "factory," I learned the hard way. Some doors were already installed (3 metal and some wood) so I had no choice but to do it myself or hire a locksmith. My first attempt was on a steel security door. I read the directions, watched the video, and went for it! It turned out amazing! Then on to solid core doors and another steel door next. My confidence in myself is all because of this product! It takes any guesswork, and if you read-reread the directions to check if you're doing it right, you won't have any big issues. If you get mixed up, just watch the video again!
May 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Depends on the door you have.
I was attempting to use on a metal cladded entry door. When the hole saw went from the metal to the wood it jarred itself sideways and ruined the threads. I went to Home Depot in Johnson City, NY and they were very nice. They said they don't even stock Dewalt, only Milwaukee, as it is better quality. They gave me the Milwaukee set straight up and that worked with no issue. They said that the Dewalt would probably be fine on wood interior doors. Also, the Milwaukee set came with a spacer, so you can't over drill a side; bonus.
May 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Better than what I had
This DeWalt door lock kit replaced a plastic one I had that snapped in half. It was adjustable for set-back and door thickness and what I really liked was that it wrapped around the door so I could drill from both sides to prevent splitting the luan. With this model I have to drill half way through, reverse the jig then drill from the other side. So far I've been unable to cut a perfectly aligned hole. One side is always slightly off-set from the other. This is not a deal breaker, the lock assemblies fit without a problem, but I've got a minor case of OCD and the hole is not perfect. I'd prefer perfect.
Another issue I found, which is a common complaint with this type of arbor, is that the arbor and hole saw tend to seize up after cutting a hole. I've solved this by placing a rubber "O" ring between the two but even a little grease or Vaseline will work.
I consider the hole saws to be consumable items. Like all cutting tools they will dull over time and have to be replaced but the jig itself is well made and I expect it to be the last one I'll have to buy.
May 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BC Dead bolt
Door lock installation was a snap with this kit, no problem drilling through steel door. Worked well with drimel to set bolts to depth required.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Dewalt door lock kit
For the cost of the item it performed as expected. It's not contractor grade but for the home owner that has to install a few doors it should work well.
January 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CTHomeOwner Does what it should
i did three doors with this kit. Lost one tooth on the bigger hole saw but it worked well. If the doors were made of harder wood they may wear quickly.
October 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Irishhandyman Poor quality
Would have been a good product had they done a little more designing and tested a little more. Like most others that bought this, when drilling out large hole the hole saw bottomed out and unable to remove from mandrel. As was mentioned in other reviews, I added a couple of washers and was able to finish my tasks. Wish I had spent a little more and bought a better one. Dewalt dropped the ball this time. I purchased this one due to the fact it was a Dewalt, thinking it would be a good product, They got me once, no more. If it weren't such a pain to take it back to get my money back, I would. My advise, spend a little more and buy a better product.
July 20, 2013