Manhattan Privacy Door Lever Set
full 90 degree lever turn required to unlock
the lever is of good quality and it has an excellent look. After installing it, however, we discovered that one has to turn the lever down completely (from horizontal to vertical, 90 degree angle) to unlock the door. We called the manufacturer and they confirmed that this is how this particular lever is designed to work. We find this large angle unnatural and we decided not to use this lever. For others this issue may be completely irrelevant, but we thought it should be reported in the technical specifications. We could not find this information anywhere before buying.
February 18, 2011
Wish I would've ordered the Merano instead
I like a clean contemporary style, so I narrowed my choice to the Schlage Manhattan and the Merano. Based on the reviews, I took the plunge and ordered the Manhattan (satin nickel) sight unseen. The levers are of good quality, etc.., so no complaints in that department, but in retrospect I wish I would've ordered the Schalge Merano because the Manhattan is a bit chunky in its styling, and it has a slight industrial look to it. I've seen the Schlage Merano in person and it is contemporary, but the lever is narrower than the Manhattan, and it just has a bit more "style" in my view.
January 5, 2014
Wonderul Handles for Price Point
Just built a home and replaced the builder-installed handles (same price point as Schlage, but felt cheap - wobbly, uncomfortabel in hand, etc.) with the Manhattan suite of handles from Schlage. These are superior handles for the price - we used them for all our door and lock needs - front door, deadbolts, privacy, keyed entry and passage handles. They are heavy in your hand, solid, comfortable (and we have VERY heavy exterior doors) do not wobble or jiggle, and are well-built. They look great - our home is concrete and steel, and these fit the contemporary style while softening the look nicely with their beautiful curve - contemporary without looking industrial or commercial. We even got complements from the builder once he saw them. We looked at handles that were three and four times the price, but you cannot beat this solid, well-built Manhattan suite of products.
We LOVE them!
February 3, 2011
Handlesets.com was having a sale on Schlage door handles and I was able to get a great deal on the Manhattan Series. Each handle was at least $3 cheaper then other online stores and half the price of big-box stores. Got my order quickly and I'm very happy with them.
November 20, 2010
I have bought my second set of handles for my parents-my mom has bad arthritis and this will definitely help. My parents were thrilled with them for Christmas. I will continue to buy them as the time comes.
January 16, 2010
style and quality
The lever came quickly w/o any issues. This lever represents schlage quality and sleek modern styling one wont find at the big box retailers, especially the chrome finish I had purchased.
May 27, 2010
this is a terrific website that offers great products, super low prices and excellent customer service! These handles are wonderful and fit in with my modern decor!!! Great job!!!
November 6, 2008
Easy to install, lovely to look at, and excellent quality.
Only caveat is that you can go outside w/o unlocking the handle, and therefore, be locked out.
December 9, 2008
chrom lever set
This is a second time I am buying this product for my remodeling within the past 3 years. I love the modern clean look and it functions nicely.
March 20, 2012
not pretty but works fine
This handle looks a bit clunkier than I thought it would be but is okay and works as it is supposed to. Easy to use as it is ADA.
August 29, 2012