door locks..brand recommendation

fed up with replacing sorry door hardware/locks that wear out in a few years & never feel just right .not tight but loose....what is the best brand in terms of durability....cost not a factor correct email is snipped-for-privacy@alltel.net
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Consult http://www.leevalley.com/home/Main.aspx
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If we're speaking of exterior or interior doors, Baldwin Brass is about as good as it gets. This stuff is NOT inexpensive:
http://www.baldwinbrasshardware.com/images_collection/images_handlesets2.htm#logan
$173.64 from this vendor ( never dealt with this person ).
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Frank Thompson wrote:

Simple solution? Ask a good locksmith. They tend to sell th e better brands and models that will last many years. The big box stores tend to sell the low end that look pretty today but will tarnish tomorrow. Commercial grades are best and are expensive but as you can see, may be cheaper in the long run if they last.
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It may not be brand as much as model. Mortise locksets will outlast cylinder locks by a huge margin. There are plenty of major players. Go to a building hardware supplier (not the hardware store and certainly not the borg). Present them with your exact statement and let them show you some of the commercial grade stuff.
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Best, IMHO is Baldwin. Schlage D-line used to be good. I'm told it's really gone cheap.
Very good: arrow commercial grade (don't think they make a cheap grade), Schlage A-line. The commercial Dexter used to be very good.
Reasonable: Titan.
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On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:41:32 -0500, Frank Thompson

Another vote for Baldwin mortise locks. They are expensive, but they last forever.
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http://www.mul-t-lock.com /
nothing else comes close (including all the stuff mentioned in this thread)
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effi wrote:

Hope their locks work better than their web site.
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