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March 17, 2016

Remember what momma says: 'If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is!'

 

There's a bunch of ads out there claiming the best rates around. I've seen "$15 Locksmith," "$19 Locksmith," "We'll beat any price," and so on. Put these claims to the test by doing these three important things:

  1. The MOST IMPORTANT thing to ask a locksmith is if they are local. Save yourself the frustration of waiting hours for a locksmith to show up. Even ask if they can show up in less than 20 minutes.

  2. Be ready to give the locksmith a few important details like how many cylinders (keyholes) need to be rekeyed, or if you are residential or commercial. If you ar...

March 2, 2016

The two major door hardware brands, whether you go to Home Depot, Lowes, or even Ace Hardware, are Schlage and Kwikset. Each brand has its own line of expensive and nicer styles or the alternative cheap and basic product lines. While you have several tiers of quality and price, choices of color, and even discounted sets, the key difference (pun intended) between Schlage and Kwikset is in one small detail: the keyway.

  

The keyway is the profile shape of the key and, to match, the shape of the key hole. A Kwikset lock’s key hole is a series of right angles that form its unique keyway. A Schlage lock’s key hole has a diagonal angle that makes its...

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