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Old 02-25-2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default schlage locks -- now made in China?

I know Schlage isn't the be all and end all of locks. Far from it, I suppose. I've used Abloy (Finland) and Medeco, but I was surprised to find out that Schlage stuff is now being made in China. Haven't looked at locks in years, I guess.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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Most things are made in China.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:25 AM   #3
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Yeah, but they're still better than Kwikset or other cheap-o brands. I guess it's a middle brand or upper end of the cheaper locks.

I still have a few Kwiksets on my house I'm swapping over to Schalge. I'm happy with them so far. Hopefully they are still the same quality. I still wish that they were made in USA though.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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I guess I won't be buying anymore Schalge lock sets.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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How did Baldwin rank in the heirarchy? Also Weiser?
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:14 PM   #6
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I guess I won't be buying anymore Schalge lock sets.
LOL. Remember that Chinese money is paying for Medicare, roads, bridges, economic bailout, our military spending, food stamps, unemployment benefits, space program, schools ...

Gotta keep buying Chinese stuff to make sure that the funds don't run out for all these programs.
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Do you have a link? Are they building all their locks there, or just some of them?
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Anybody got a good recommendation on what to buy to replace my current Schlage setup .. (dead bolt up top and knob on bottom in bright brass) .. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #9
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We have to pay China back billions of dollars somehow, thinks to the big chief and his plan to bail the banks out. We will need more from China if he gets his health plan to pass

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We have to pay China back billions of dollars somehow, thinks to the big chef and his plan to bail the banks out. We will need more from China if he gets his health plan to pass
Lets send them a billion dollar bomb, I've always wanted to see a mushroom cloud live on TV in HD, it's not the same if it's not live or in HD (for those that will say look at the old footage).
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Medeco would be a good replacement. I believe that member American Lockpicker somewhat liked at least some their stuff. It isn't the be-all end-all but not bad.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:19 PM   #13
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Interesting experience with Schlage vs. Kwikset yesterday. I went to a house with a Realtor where the locksmith was having to re-key or pick the lock. He walked up, looked at it and said "damn, an old Schlage". He worked at it for a while and ended up drilling it. The process took close to 20 minutes. In the process he said "if this had been a Kwikset I could have picked the lock faster than you could have opened the lockbox and retrieved the key." He said even the newer Schlage are much easier to pick. It sure made me think about our locks at home.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:22 PM   #14
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FWIW Schlage is an Ingersoll Rand company.

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Lets send them a billion dollar bomb, I've always wanted to see a mushroom cloud live on TV in HD, it's not the same if it's not live or in HD (for those that will say look at the old footage).
We don't need a boob, All we need to do is add a heavy import tax (like they do us) to their crap they ship to us, then our USA made stuff would not look so Expensive to us and maybe we would get our jobs back

AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ABOUT THE US/MEX BORDERS

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Might help if the government didnt have agencys that make new rules all the time and force businesses over seas
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We don't need a boob, All we need to do is add a heavy import tax (like they do us) to their crap they ship to us, then our USA made stuff would not look so Expensive to us and maybe we would get our jobs back

AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ABOUT THE US/MEX BORDERS
Why not, I'd sure like one
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Yale is now owned by the Swedes, I wonder where the locks are made.
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This is from their website:

Schlage was acquired by Ingersoll Rand, a Fortune 150 manufacturer of industrial, mining, and construction equipment, in 1974. As a result of the acquisition, Schlage Lock became part of the Ingersoll Rand Door Hardware Group.

Expansion continued under Ingersoll Rand, and, in 1975, Schlage acquired lock manufacturing facilities in New Zealand.

The Security, Colorado, plant located just south of Colorado Springs was opened in 1976 and now produces Schlage's cylindrical and mortise locksets as well as Schlage's Patented Key Systems.

Schlage also operates plants in Tecate and Ensenada Mexico, where locks are assembled and some parts are manufactured, plated, and polished.

No mention of the far east. They say cylindrical locksets are built in Colorado, it's not clear just what locks are built in the Mexico plants.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:24 PM   #20
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Do you have a link? Are they building all their locks there, or just some of them?

Sorry, I don't have a link. I saw this with every Schlage at HD and the ones I looked at at local lock smith. I'm going to ask the smith what's the deal with Schlage and China next week.

Maybe Schlage is just making the cheapos for HD and other "big box" stores....

These were all tagged Made in China.

I was also surprised how many "accessories" like strike plates, etc were made in China or Taiwan.

Especially considering that I've ordered a lot of this stuff in the past, talked to people who make it and distribute it, and it's not expensive to make this stuff in the US. Especially for the damn prices they're charging for China crap.
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