Tustin Keyed Entry Door Leverset with Smart Key form the Signature Series
Part of a good series of handles
This is one of many in the Tustin series. I bought the polished chrome version. I replaced all handles in the house (15 total). Some passage, some privacy and so on. Those are either 4 or 5 stars. The reason I give this 3 stars only, and perhaps slightly harsh, is that you cannot lock with the key. You can unlock, just not lock. The ability to reverse is quite cool and clever. The line is well made and very easy to install. I was replacing Weslock handles and the door strikes are slightly off. So perhaps some work will be needed there. Again, a good product and good experience with the company. Other models I bought: 720/730/740/788TNL
December 12, 2010
Look and work great
I ordered four in Antique Nickel and really like them. However, the locks are set for right-handed doors. One of our doors is left-handed. Although the lever can be easily reversed for a left-handed door, the keyhole is upside down if you don't reverse the cylinder. There was no instruction on how to reverse the cylinder. I looked it up on the internet but nothing worked. I took it to a hardware store. The guy played with it for quite a while before finally getting the cylinder reversed. But then it would not lock any more. I had to take it to a locksmith to fix it. Except for that, they were quite easy to install and re-key. I'll see how long the finish lasts out in the weather.
January 31, 2013
We decided to get rid of all the brass door knobs that came with our house (which is 15 years old) and switch to the oil rubbed bronze. The Tustin door levers we ordered are a nice upgrade. They have a very solid feel and smooth operation. Instead of purchasing all new hinges to complete our upgrade, I simply took the old hinges off, cleaned them with a degreaser, and spray painted them with a coat of primer and a coat of oil rubbed bronze paint (purchased at Lowes). The hinges look great, and about $12 worth of spray paint was needed for all the hinges in the house. (I wouldn't recommend spray painting the levers since these are touched frequently and the paint may rub off gradually). HandleSets.com delivered my order quickly and was easy to deal with...will recommend them highly!
September 17, 2013
Easy to install
I was a little intimidated when I looked at the instruction sheet but I followed the directions and suddenly it was done and I was trying to find people to share my new, very pretty, doorknob installation with.
September 20, 2011
finish wears off
I bought 3 Tustin Entry door lever sets in satin nickel. Two are fine, but the one facing south is in the sun 5/6 months of the year and the finish of the external lever has turned to bronze.
August 30, 2012
Absolutely the best. Exactly what I wanted and needed. Easy to following instructions for reversing direction of lever. Great quality and very fast shipping. Will shop Build. com again
September 10, 2013
Great Product at good price
Excellent entry door lever. Good quality. Easy to install and rekey. Looks great. Good service and price from Faucit Direct.
January 23, 2010
Easy to Rekey
Easy to install, easy to rekey. It's been installed for about a month now. Seems to be solid and so far, so good.
August 16, 2013
Great door handle
Love the door lever set. Had difficulty with reversed handles but was easy to fix once I figured it out.
August 16, 2010
Nice solid lockset
This is a very nice lockset. It's easy to install and looks great. Very smooth finish overall.
February 16, 2009