Orbit Single Cylinder Keyed Entry Panic Proof Door Knob Set
Schlage F51-ORB entry in Lifetime Brass
This is a solid, residential entry Knob Set. I purchased three to replaced Schlage entry knob sets that had become very worn after 16 years. The Lifetime Brass Finish is only on the exterior of the door. The interior side uses the more traditional coated bright brass. I think it's acceptable for a very moderate priced knob set, because it's the sunlight that ultimately destroys the coating on bright brass finishes.
For those who want a common key for all their locks, Schlage uses the same 5 tumbler C series key as the higher end Baldwin and Emtek locks. Note lower cost Baldwin locks in the "re-key yourself" locks at the big box stores use a smaller, incompatible key. Be sure to take you key to see if it goes in the sample.
June 18, 2013
I purchased these door handles to replace existing ones. Handlesets were exactly as expected. Since Schlage includes the 6-way latch mounts I didn't have to worry about which one to get and Handlesets.com keyed them all alike. Installation was easy and straight-forward. One note - these handles when locked will still let you open the door while remaining locked. Good for those times when you are letting the dog out. Bad for those times if you go out without your keys.
May 24, 2008
finish rubs off
We purchased these in late October and by Christmas the finish had almost all rubbed off to a brass looking knob. Schlage is replacing them but if it happens again it is on us to deal with. I'm curious if anyone else has this problem? We live in MN so the winters are obviously cold, but I wouldn't think that a reason to rub off the finish. They function really well however and all dealings with build.com have been very helpful and easy!
February 19, 2013
Product quality great; don't like "Panic Proof"
I orderd five of these with same key. I have no complaint with the quality of the product and the service from Built.com was excellent. But, I did not really understand the meaning of "Panic Proof". It means you can exit without unlocking the lock which makes it very easy to accidentally lock yourself out. I would not purchase that feature again.
November 28, 2012
Very very happy with modern look of this series. They have been installed now for 3 weeks, still enjoy! They have a great substantial feel as well. We went with the satin nickel and they have a lovely warm brushed finish. Good company to purchase from - best pricing and wonderful customer service!!
August 26, 2010
Great service !
The keying service is fantastic, I had the code from my original lock set. New set arrived in two days keyed to match. Great service, price & delivery on a lock set not found in the home centers.
April 17, 2012
Classic design and solid construction
Restoring a 1957 Mid Century Modern home and the original Schlage Orbit knobs are still around! Solid construction and design stands the test of time.
April 16, 2013
Fast Service and Great Product
I've ordered these knobs from HandleSets before and have always received very fast shipping without any problems. Will reorder from them next time.
December 14, 2007
Fast and efficient.
The knob arrived on time, properly keyed from code to the right key. So much time and money saved. Thank you.
May 24, 2010