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You may well not like them but Schlage F is a grade 2 lock and the Kwiksets everybody is so happy they can get replaced when they break are not.
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I'm more concerned with how the lock works, and if it's easy to service.
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Dude we already know how they work. I can pick these pieces of shit in a few seconds. Not good. They obviously break a lot because we got you and the original guy saying how happy they are Kwikset will replace them when they do. Who wants a lock that's easy to pick and breaks a lot? They are Shit. End of story.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Which, of course, leaves us non-lockies with no good selection at all. What we could once do for $30 and elbow grease now costs a day off work for a lockie to show up and $200 for parts and labor.
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You can use Kwikset like I do....
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He obviously doesn't want to use Shitset because he knows it's well....shit. The local locksmith who's been in business for decades laughs at these things and calls them a burglars delight, especially the knob ones where the whole damn cylinder pops out. He showed me what he was talking about on a locked door and had it open in under half a minute. Later I tried it with a slightly modified keyblank and pliers and could do it just as easy as he did. They are JUNK. If you got this crap on your door you are begging for a break in.
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I started thru almost exactly the same experience today. Friday the 13th, of course. Tumbler on garage door locked up, couldn't close door, etc.
I managed to remove lock components w/o locksmith. There's a release point on the outside knob assy. But the tumbler was still frozen and unfixable (sealed unit).
Called Kwikset. "Ahrum" told me that the life warranty applies only to stuff purchased after 2001 and higher-end models. They're supposed to send me a tumbler 'tho my unit was lots older.
You must have got their nicest CSR: I had to piss/moan just to get FedEx instead of USPS (coulda took 2 weeks). Shiver to think what'd happen if I hadda locksmith bill.
So, Kwikset appears responsive, but I wouldn't necessarily count on the royal treatment given Mr. Bob.
Cheers, Puddin'

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