Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Anthony Should last a lifetime!
In a new door or a pre-drilled door, the installation would be a breeze. My installation was as an upgrade from a different older style & was kind of a pain. The instructions that come with it are not incredibly clear.
Once installed it looks beautiful & works smoothly! It is very heavy duty & comes with a lifetime warranty. I have not used the smartkey system but it seems as if it is very convenient if other smartkey locks are installed. In the future, I will change my other locks to take advantage of this feature, that's how nice it sounds!
April 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mamajane1234 Beautiful Handleset Great update for your home
This handle set is absolutely Beautiful. That being said, be sure to carefully measure your current handle set and center of holes. This one was shorter than our original so we had to paint the door because the previous owners had painted around the handle set leaving a block of different color showing below this one. The center of all the holes was about 1/8 inch off so we had to ream them out make them a little lower. We also had to drill a new hole and cut the screw at the bottom of the handle because it was too long. On a new door this would be a breeze to install - for us it was difficult. Once we got it done, however, it looks awesome.
Con: If you don't already know how handle sets go together, don't get this one because the instructions are terrible - no parts identification and you have LOTS of extra parts. Other than that, if we had been installing on a new door, it would have been simple and once on really beautiful.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MeCzech Wow! Itâs simply â beautiful
If I thought that Wilmington handleset with brandywine knob was beautiful Baldwin set left me speachless. This one is rich and heavy solid brass. I replaced with it older set on main entry door. Included are instruction, which would not be difficult to follow (and I am not âproâ), except of several small bags with various screws. On each bag is printed obviously the part number, but there were not any reference to these numbers in installation instruction, so it is up to installer to figure, which screw to use where. On the end I did not find larger screw for striking plate, all screws had too small heads and went thru the larger hole. Otherwise, set fit perfectly into all drilled holes from old set. The package contains parts for lock replacement which I probably appreciate in the future, but not right now, because I will have to store them till that time comes. I wish my entry door is larger, because with this lock my 34â wide door looks smaller now. The set works very well and definitely changed the look of all entrance.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 31CM Top Quality!
You only get what you pay for. This front door handle set is without a doubt Excellent Quality. After looking at some other lower priced brands and models I saw this set with the excellent reviews and decided to buy this front door set. I am very glad that I did. It is Sturdy, very heavy duty and with it's polished brass is Beautiful and very Stylish.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by James Elegant look. Sturdy feel. Secure lock. A Beautiful Addition to Entry Door.
Baldwin Prestige Single Cylinder Avendale Polished Brass Handleset with Tobin Lever Featuring SmartKey re-key. This handleset is elegant, feels smooth and sturdy in your hand, is esthetically pleasing to the eye, and is capable of accommodating right or left hand installation; taking the guess work out of which handleset to buy for your left or right-hand door. I especially like the smart-key feature, which is something I now insist up every time I add a new lock to a door, that allows me to quickly and easily re-key the lock myself without the inconvenience and expense of hiring a locksmith, or returning the product to the store or manufacturer to be rekeyed. Many people may not give much thought to the handleset on their main entry door, but they should as itâs the first thing that visitors (as well as thieves) to a home will see and feel. The lock on this handleset by Baldwin is ANSI Grade 2, which is rated appropriate for high residential security. Given that my home was burglarized a few years ago, causing me to rethink my homeâs security, my recommendation is to install this handleset on a solid core entry door that is void of windows or has a small window up high, and not on an entry door with a lot of glass which can be broken; allowing thieves easy access to the interior latch of this single cylinder handleset. My experience with Baldwin products is that they are constructed of solid brass, not base metals coated with brass, and resist pitting and tarnishing so they will last and look new for years to come. I own many Baldwin products. Due to the quality of materials used in the manufacture of Baldwin products, they generally cost a little more than competing products, but will outlast the inferior products and perform flawlessly for many years. When youâre looking for the best for your home, whether it be a handeset, towel bar or a robe hook, look for Baldwin hardware. .
March 5, 2013