Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 69
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chance Great First Experience
Easy to use, no skill required, within price range.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cowtails WOOD AND METAL DOOR LOCK INSTALLATION KIT
I've had this for 5 or so years. I do maintenance / renovations / rehab projects. Never had a problem with this kit. hole saws even still sharp and work great. no broken parts. this kit even comes with 3 different sizes of hole saws (which is worth the 20 bucks right there. Never scratched a door I was working on ( like a reviewer commented) All the kits (dewalt, Milwaukee) ar nicer cause they have a tightening knob but almost every review on those are complaining about the knob breaking. I would buy this again. even try the harbor frieght hole saw kit. worth checking out
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angerson Made the job much easier
I purchased a deadbolt with a keypad and found out the my the hole in my door was about 5mm too small. I thought that there would be no easy way to enlarge the hole. I compared this guide unit to the guide of another brand that was about double the price and I decided to go with this one and save some money.
This unit was not exactly big enough for my thick insulated garage door but the plastic gives a little and I was able to fit it into place with no problems. It fit perfectly on the doors in my house but I doubt I'll ever need to cut a second hole in any of those...
This worked perfectly and I was immediately able to install my new electronic deadbolt afterwards.
January 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYwoman Do not buy this
I bought this because the kit contained all the hole saws I needed. Well the plastic guide scratches the paint and moves around. It's easier to just use the paper template that came with the lock. After using the large hole saw, it stuck to the core and I could not use the smaller hole saw. I had to use the spade bit that was in the package( I didn't see the purpose of this bit included till then) which was wobbly. As far as the guide drill bit too long, you can adjust to start shorter and extend it after you cut through this side of the door. Buy 2 hole saw separately and do it simple
April 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave plastic flexible and cheap
I used this product to drill door knob holes in my interior doors. It does not hold the drills very steady and produces poor results. It is just plain not rigid enough to use if you want your doors drilled accurately. Your money is better spent on another manufacturers tool for a few dollars more. The springs scratched the finish on my door too so if you use it drill the holes before you put the finish on the door.
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shopper Good for those unsure of measurements
Lightweight product, comes with the bits needed to attach to drill the holes for door lock. I only used it on wood, and there were some predrilled items in the door, so I wasn't able to "grab" the door with the drill bit and make a clean hole, or it could be because I'm not the best at drilling, yet. it placed my drills in the right place with the door to install the handles. So no complaints. I did have to adjust the plate on the frame up or down a little but not a big deal or too much extra time. It's not the most secure thing on the door to drill from, but it does it's job and puts you in the write place. For me, this was my first time installing door knobs and this helped me tremendously. Also if I tried to slide this kit up or down on the door it did take off some paint, but I didn't worry too much about it because I'm repainting the doors.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sky1 Woth the money!
I needed a tool that would enlarge the existing doorknob hole. Drilling a pilot hole was not possible since a small deadbolt hole was already in place.
The standard for today's deadbolt is a little over 2 inches. Close to 2 1/4 in.
This tool held drill in place as I widened hole. Afterwards slipped new lock in place with no further problem.
October 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stan A scratch Awl and a paper template worked better.
Doing installing a passage set free hand would have been better. The people I was working for did not seem that happy with the job I did. In the past when just using a speed bore bit and and a hole saw free hand suing a paper template work better and I would have saved the money I spent. I didn't return the thing because I lost some of the packaging. I should have known that a spring band brace would not hold this thing steady enough. The metal type with a screw clam does.
April 22, 2014