I have been asking questions regarding new locks for a remodel I am doing.
I have a brand new entry door and have been debating mortise vs.
non-mortise. I saw a mortise disassembled and have decided that I won't be
able to service my own mortise. I do all of my own technical stuff. I
always install my own cylinder locks so what I want is the type of handleset
that has been popular for years but I cannot seem to find. That is a handle
with an incorporated cylinder lock that either allows it to be a pass
through knobset when the thumb lever is depressed but locks with a key or
inside button and then a dead bolt separate up above. I see current
handle-sets that do not have a locking mechanism in them and then you can
install a deadbolt above but where are these handlesets with incorporated
cylinders that have been so popular for many years. What are they called?
What am I missing? With these types of handle set / deadbolt combos I have
always been able to rebuild the locks myself, pull out the cylinders and
rekey, change out the mechanisms etc. I won't be able to do this with a
mortise lock I do not think. Can someone help!!!
I work on Baldwin locks all the time and yes they're rebuildable and the
parts are free since Baldwin has a life time guarantee. They're not cheap.
but they're all brass and one of the smoothest working lockset ever made.
But they're highends are mortise style. You might check
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