Smooth mechanism and easy installation. Protective finish gives knob a comfortable feel. A classy satin nickel doorknob at an affordable price.
Crimp indentations and visible screws may annoy some. Door holes may need to be enlarged to accommodate the hardware. A few reports of misaligned hardware and screws.
SmartKey feature allows owners to rekey without changing the knob itself. Installation is fairly simple, and users like the twist-to-lock feature that snaps the new doorknob into place. Satin nickel finish.
Installation can be difficult. Multiple reports of the lock keyhole stuck upside down, requiring extra work to flip.
Rekeying the lock is relatively simple using the SmartKey feature. Easy to install. Great customer service. Venetian bronze finish.
Doorknob seems small to some users, and the lockset contains a fair amount of plastic. Some reports of lock binding or catching when unlocking, as well as difficulty aligning the latch with the frame strike plate.
Withstands the elements with no issues after months on an exterior door. Installation is easy; requires about 10 to 30 minutes.
A few reports of the lock mechanism sticking. Some felt the doorknob was too flimsy for an entry door. Existing openings for hardware may need to be widened.
Stylish brushed-bronze finish and lower price. Easy to install, even for beginners. Doorknobs hold up well, showing little wear after years of use.
Visible screws on the side opposite the locking knob. (This bothers some, though it's standard on privacy knobs.) Occasional finish flaws.
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Doorknobs don’t seem like a piece of hardware that should be difficult to select. However, you may be surprised by how many options you have. Think about the room where you’ll be using the doorknob. Do you need a simple lock on the knob, a deadbolt lock, or no lock? Do you need an exterior or interior doorknob? You then can select among numerous shapes and colors. Most doorknobs are available in familiar metal colors, like silver, brass, gold, nickel, or pewter. A round doorknob will be the most common shape you’ll find. However, you also can select a horizontal handle style. This makes it easier to open the door when your hands are full.
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