Orbit Passage Door Knob Set from the F-Series
Solid doorknob with a good feel
I bought two of these doorknobs many years ago in Home Depot. I recently decided that it was time to switch all my ground floor doors to this knob, only to find (like many others) the stores don't carry it. Other reviews here had me worried that the new doorknobs wouldn't be as good. In fact, if installed carefully (keep the verical alignment plum), the doorknob works great. I bought 3 privacy and 2 regular and every one is great. The ball is the right size for an adult's hand and feels totally solid. I love them.
January 3, 2012
Good quality, but not quite as expected
I purchased an F10-ORB from a home improvement store about 4 years ago to replace a failing door knob in my house and was very impressed with its quality, so now that several more door knobs in my house need replacing, I decided to purchase four more of the same style from Handlesets. The appearance and overall quality is the same as the one I purchased 4 years ago, but the "feel" of the mechanism as you rotate these newer door knobs is not as silky smooth as with the older one. The newer knobs tend to "catch" and "jump" a bit while being rotated. I visited the home improvement store where I had purchased the original door knob to see how the action on their current F10-ORB door knobs compared to the ones I had received from Handlesets, just to make sure I had not received ones from a bad batch. The Schlage door knobs at the store seemed to exhibit the same not-so-fluid motion at the ones from Handlesets. I then removed the 4 year old door knob from its door and compared the inner workings to the new knobs. Though very similar, the parts that fit the spindle into the deadlatch on the older door knob appear to have much tighter tolerances then on the new knobs, allowing for much smoother operation. The new F10-ORB door knobs do appear to be good quality, and they may in fact last as long or longer than the original door knobs in my house have. It is just a little disappointing, though, that Schlage changed the design (possibly to reduce cost?) so that the current door knobs don't have the same quality feel in operation as ones they manufactured just a few years ago.
January 22, 2010
Your standard Knob
It's your day-to-day standard door knob. The quality is OK, and easy to install. I use them to replace the 30-year old Schlage. As expected, the old ones are more solid. For the price, I would buy it again.
January 7, 2011
I needed a match for a Titan set, no longer available or carried by local home center. This set matched perfectly, of high quality, and arrived promptly thru HandleSets.com with no hassle.
November 21, 2012
I really like this product and would purchase it again. I have changed doorknobs before, but this was a new style. Figured it out and the rest of the doorknobs installed easily.
March 27, 2013
Schlage Orbit Passage Set
Friendly, helpful representative when ordering. Product was shipped quickly. Installed easily, but you may have to modify the door jamb slightly to install the strike plate.
February 8, 2014
For the price, this is a nice looking door knob. Faucet Direct had best price and fast shipping, would definitely order from Faucet Direct again.
May 7, 2013
We installed this brand in our family home 25 years ago. Still looks new. Wanted to update our coastal home. Modern look. Works well.
October 6, 2012
Schlage is best!
Other brands that I've had just don't compare. Also the customer service at Handlesets.com is very accommodating and professional.
September 27, 2010
Nice color, but knob sticks part way though rotation (does not operate smoothly).
July 30, 2010