Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 31
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jdevola Poor Quality Control
As another reviewer commented, this particular kit had a "remover" tool which was too big for the lockset. I had used this kit (ordered one last year) and used it no problem. This time I could not get the tool in at all! I couldn't find my kit from last year until today, and I proved to myself that the tool in this year's kit is bigger (see photos). It is hard to tell, but that 1 mm or less makes all the difference. The kit that has the tool with the half circle shape at the large end is bigger. The "V" shaped end is smaller (last year's kit) and works. It is easy to see the difference when you put them end-to-end. If you get the wrong (defective) kit, it won't work. Hope this helps!
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Colloc Easy to do
I recently bought a house with a total of 10 locks and 4 different keys. I wanted to re-key all of them to a single key. The least expensive locksmith wanted $195 so I thought I would give this a try. The first lock took me about 10 minutes, the second less than 5. I re-keyed all 10 in less than 3 hours and most of that was spent removing and reinstalling the locks in the doors. The knob locks were easy and the dead bolts even easier. If you can use a screw driver you can do this. One word of advice. If you need to do more than 6 locks you will need more than one kit. Be aware that the keys provided from kit to kit are different. However, the pins are all the same from kit to kit. Just pick one set of keys to use and use the pins from all the kits.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rivernak Easy, step-by-step instructions
You can re-key up to 6 locks with this kit. Three new keys are provided. The instructions are easy to follow and no locksmith skills are necessary. I would recommend watching online re-keying videos before starting. It took me about 30 minutes to do 6 locks after reading the instructions and watching a few videos.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by al great buy !!!
the pins were tricky at first but after the first one the rest were a breeze
August 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by David DID WHAT i NEEDED
The product did what I needed for the most point. However at Home Depot the person that was helping me, and that actually placed the order. Did not understand or II was not clear enough, I needed two kits keyed alike. I was rekeying 8 locks. So I had to modify some of the old pins to make this work.
Not a big deal.
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVERTED HAD THE DECISION TO TAKE THE PRODUCT OUT OF THE STORE. There ate thousands and thousands of old Kwikset locks out there.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harry Practical for a DIYer
Great product that did the job and saved me money on a locksmith.
March 31, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lsla Worked fine, but pins were incorrect
The kit itself worked well. I hadn't rekeyed a lock before, and the instructions helped me get through the first one. The rest went a lot quicker. My real problem with this set was that the instructions had the wrong pins for the key. With the pins in the right configuration I ran out of the pins I needed and had to buy a 2nd set to get the rest of the necessary pins. If the key matched the instructions, it would've been great.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HPOD Saved a bundle over the years.
I have used these over probably the last twenty years or so and have saved tons of money on lock smiths. There's a learning curve on your first, might take you up to a half hour or a little more, but after that you should be cranking them out in 5-10 min's each. Not for the extremely faint hearted but if you're in the least bit handy you should have no problems. For the people who say these kits are useless, flimsy metal tool for instance, they are not spending the time to read and understand the instructions. That metal tool is not a pry bar and it doesn't need to be. My only regret is they don't stock them in my local stores in Indiana where I now live.
January 30, 2013