Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JanRen Careful with the screws during installation
Product is all metal construction...one thing to be aware of during installation: The screws that are for the Entry Knob will fit the deadbolt; but the screws for the deadbolt will NOT fit the knob. You will either, strip the screws or strip the screw mounts on the exterior knob.
The easiest way to tell: Both are machine screws with a flat "end", but the screws for the knob have threads that extend the whole length of the screw. The screws for the deadbolt, only have threads a little less than half way up the screw and are a bit larger in diameter.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UpStateNewYorkerBuyer2014 Great Bonus Pack!
The Brandywine stainless steel entry knob pack was a great purchase for two of my entry home doors. Purchasing everything separate would had added up fast but with the pack it saved me money! The installation was a breeze and within little time I was able to get the job done. The design looks great and happy with the quality. If your looking for a low cost knob/deadbolt combo this would be it! Feeling safe and secure. The best pro is having the same key work for both doors without having the frustration of digging in your pocket/purse for a separate key.
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kiki new home owner
Being a single mom and a first time home owner they locks was easy to install and work great
April 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by James Broken handle
After about two years of normal use the handle has become very difficult to turn and "sticks" when turned. It is now almost unusable and requires a lot of force and some shaking to fully turn and open.
December 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aislinn Thought it was a good choice!
I bought 2 sets of these doorknobs and am only moderately impressed with their performance. All of them have one side of the knob or the other that feels like it will pull out from the apparatus. I've been installing doorknobs for many years and have used this product several times before. The difference this time is the way things fit together that don't necessarily make me feel secure with my choice. But, I'm on a limited budget and didn't get a chance to replace the knobs before more than 30 days had passed, so I'm stuck with my purchase until I can afford a different brand.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buckaroobanzai Tough Enough and Economical
I have been buying these locks for years now. They have never let me down yet. So far they work extremely well. The only thing I wish is that they have a little more oil or some other type of lubricant. I use light oil so it will not attract dust but enough to make sure the constant use does not wear on the mechanisms. They are tough enough to withstand normal use and they may last for use if treated properly. These locks use to be a little more economical. But for those of us that do not have a big budget these locks are the best.
March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skaizun Easy to install; great bargain; looks great
I purchased this set to replace the front and side door knobs which have deteriorated from use and weather, both on the surface and with the mechanism (the previous sets were also Defiant, and were installed over 20 years ago with the new door). The regular lock's cylinders were in the correct position (i.e., at the bottom of the center of the knob); the dead bolt's cylinder rotates until it is installed, so, it was easy to set it to the same position. All four keys fit and worked perfectly (n.b., once installed and tested, I duplicated the keys for my family, and noticed that the Home Depot copies were slightly thicker than the Defiant keys, which made them a little hard to push in, but, it's a minor effort, and they all work perfectly). The only issue I had was with the regular knob's screws (the ones on the inside of the door). I have over a dozen Phillip's head screwdrivers, and NONE fit properly! I suspect it was the angle, but I tried using a wratchet head with universal joint and Phillip's bits, and still had trouble, but, perserverance paid off, with only a little bit of the head stripped. The deadbolt had no such issue, since its latch moves out of the way, so the screwdriver goes right in. It took me an extra 10 minutes to install the regular knobs because of this, but, I consider that fairly minor. They look great, function perfectly, and were nearly half the cost of the competition (Schlage and Kwikset, both of which I had severe problems with, and had to return). I should also note that the instructions are very tiny and hard to read; what I could read (needed to read!) were difficult to interpret, even though they were in English. Fortunately, I've installed similar knobs/locks many times in the past, and had no issue with it. If you've never done it before, you may find it daunting, but, a good handyman should have little difficulty, even without the instructions.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mezani Exceptional Product
I love these locksets because there are 4 pieces in each package and I was able to find 3 packages with the same key numbers The 12 pieces were enough to change all of the locks in my home. Some were deadbolt and others were single locks but it all worked out because it was less expensive than purchasing separate pieces. I have always had good service from Defiant and changing the locks after having repairmen in the house for 3 weeks was easy. Rather than having the locks re-keyed, I just changed the cylinders and that made the job so much easier. Installation was so easy that I didn't even have to read the directions or go to youtube. One of the locks had a handle and I wish that there was a package that included the deadbolt and lever lock. I plan to purchase a Defiant lever lock and have that one re-keyed. Great job Home Depot and Defiant!
April 29, 2014