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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If we're speaking of exterior or interior doors, Baldwin Brass is about
as good as it gets. This stuff is NOT inexpensive:
$173.64 from this vendor ( never dealt with this person ).
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.
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
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Best, IMHO is Baldwin. Schlage D-line used to be good. I'm told it's really
Very good: arrow commercial grade (don't think they make a cheap grade),
Schlage A-line. The commercial Dexter used to be very good.
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