on all orders over $149*
on all orders over $149*
When it comes to deadbolt installation tools, we carry the top of the line, the best deadbolt installation tools that money can buy. Tools that will outlive you. However, at the same time, there is a huge need for a starter entry level deadbolt installation jig.
For example, let's say someone was automotive locksmith or doing automotive key work, and want to start getting into some residential stuff, but don't want to spend, $300, $400 or $500 for a really nice deadbolt installation, or at least not yet. So I've been looking around for a while trying to figure out and I think I found a product that does the trick.
But the deal is I tend to be pretty sensitive to the products that we sell. We don't sell products that will make you regret after buying two or three of them because they keep breaking and not working properly. At the same time, we also have to be open to the idea that you need to buy not top of the line tools that can save the day. So I need your help to determine if we're going to sell this product, and I'm going to leave it up to you by commenting Sell it or Trash it. We are looking for 75% approval.
This installation jig comes at $25 - $26. It has the jig and then the starter hole saws.
Alright, so we have the jig here; we're going to put this on a door. Again, it's one of our office doors here, and I don't need to put any deadbolt holes in today, but we can at least get the jig put on here and talk about it. So as I was talking about earlier, you can figure your spacing in 1 3/8 to 1 3/4. And by quickly just adjusting these slides makes it pleasant.
On one of our office doors, I'm going to test and set a 3/8 setting. Bring it down to the lock and make sure you find the proper length. To switch between the 2 3/8 in 2 3/4, pull the backset to the desired setting. It's that simple.
Once the setting is set, tighten it down. The top side is suitable for putting a level to make sure that the installation is perfectly straight. The plastic piece inside the holes will serve as your guide. It goes the same with the latch.
There you have the deadbolt installation jig. Should we keep it and start selling that, or should we trash it? It's entirely up to you. So in the comments below, please put a 'YES' if you want us to start selling it and a 'NO' if you think we shouldn't. I'm going to leave it up to you. Thanks, and we'll see you next time!