Locksmithing/Door Locksets


Greetings...I am replacing my (side) entry house door and I will be installing new locksets. I'm looking for a good quality set that is reputable and has a good history of operation. Can you offer one in particular that you like best? Thank you for your time.


Hello Ken,

Schlage makes quality locks except door the F series, stay away from those.

Kwikset also makes quality locks the better ones are the grade 2 ones.  The grade 3 are best to steer clear of.  Also stay away from any lock that says SmartKey as those are bad.

Arrow Lock, Falcon, Sargent, Corbin are nice as well but those might be too pricey for your needs.

Personally I'd use a Schlage mortise lock but that might be over your budget and may not be what you are looking for.



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I do not answer Safe or automotive questions. Period. I am knowledgeable in almost every area of Locksmithing. This includes locks, keys, lost keys, residential and commercial lockouts, rekeying, masterkeying, high security locks, access control, electric locks, security cameras and home safety. I have been running an online business since 2004 where I sell all types of lock and security hardware to everyone from apartment renters to business owners to the US government. Before that I started a locksmith service in 1999. I deal with many types of security equipment including high security safe locks, heavy duty padlocks, exit devices, biometric readers, electric strikes, magnetic locks, full surface hinges and I only sell what I personally stand behind 100%. The online business has given me a more in-depth look at the locksmithing industry, helping me to learn more about each and every product that I offer, as well as products I don't have but end up finding for customers to solve any issues they have with security or door hardware.

Please don't submit any automotive or safe questions as these aren't areas that I can help in.


I have been Locksmithing since 1999 and own my own Locksmithing business. I have many years of hands-on experience through the many services I have performed for my customers. I've run my business the way I wanted, treating everyone as I would like to be treated and knowing that any customer could be my last if I didn't perform my locksmithing duties as I had promised.

I have a diploma in Masterkeying, Advanced Locksmithing & Locksmithing from Foley-Belsaw.

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