I am doing a remodel and have gotten much help from you folks. Question is, my wife really likes the finishes on the Baldwin locks and she wants to put in a Mortise on the front door and single keyed entry and deadbolts on the other exterior/utility doors and Baldwin privacy and pass sets on the interior. She says that Schalage does not have a satin nickel finish that is as nice as Baldwin's. How are the Baldwin keyways/cylinders in comparison to the Schlage A type locksets. Baldwin claims that their locksets are solid brass and even the Schalge A type are not. Are the Baldwin locks as easy to work on with respect to parts availability and replaceability. In a residential environment will a Baldwin last as long as a Schlage? Any disadvantages to using Baldwin?
20 years ago