Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 1 out of 5Â by alwaysathomedepot Good Looks, but has a major drawback.
To me, there is a major flaw with this set to cover before mentioning the details that are right with this handle set. The flaw is the interior knob mated to the lower / non-deadbolt has a recessed screw attachment. This created two issues- the minor one was that it was more difficult than typical to tighten. The major issue is that it doesn't seal the knob. After the entire unit was installed, I could feel cold Wisconsin winter air blowing through these holes in the knob collar into my house! Not very energy efficient.
So cold winter air entering my house through the knob was the deal breaker for me.
I do own other Kwikset handle sets and did not experience the same issue noted above. I did rekey the new handle set to the older Kwikset keys and that worked great. Very easy to use smartkey. The instructions note that it is designed for Kwikset keys.The handle set I did replace is a competitor company and the keys were not the right configuration to work with the smartkey system.
Handle set looks nice and feels sturdy - It is not sealing out the outside air as I would expect so I cannot recommend this product as it was tested.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cowboy01 Works as it should-initial impression is that it will last a long time.
After a little confusion with the instructions I was able to install this handle set with out to much trouble. Plan on taking some time to install this... you will need to measure and drill for the long handle. Once it was installed it looked great and worked as I expected.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by smarteboy Pretty door feature
I really like this door knob set. It is very beautiful and it matched my other Kwikset knobs perfectly. Installation was simple and took me approx 25-30 mins (with the removal of the old knob.) The smartkey feature works great and made everything very simple. I read some other reviews about this product falling apart after some use, so I was skeptical about installing it in the first place. The knob on the inside seems very sturdy though. I have had it installed just under 2 months and have had no problems whatsoever to this point.
I should point out that we do not use out front door nearly as often as other people probably do. We use the garage door for most of our home access. Hopefully this knob set lasts for a very long time. If I have problems in the future, I will update this review.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mark Beautiful Finish, Strong and Expensive Looking
This handle set looks really expensive and is very strong and solid. Makes my front door look great. Easy to install and works as good as units costing 3 times as much. I think it will last a very long time. So glad i got it.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mikkel1955 It look great!
I love this lock set. It has stylish looks, and a nice finish. It has a substantial feel to it. It is a great upgrade to my front door.
It is a bit harder to install then a standard lock set. You have to drill a hole for the screw for the bottom of the handle. It is not visible from the outside, and there is a dress piece that covers it on the inside. But is will be a problem if you decide to revert to a standard lock set.
This set features Kwikset's smart key system, so re-keying is a snap. Because I am already using Kwikset locks, it too less then a minute to re-key this set to use the same keys. I kept the keys that came with the lock set in case I need to give someone temporary access. I can then change the locks back when they are done. This is great when you need to give a repair person access when you are not home.
April 6, 2014