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Schlage F51AORB609 Antique Brass Orbit Keyed Entry F51A Panic Proof Door Knob

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Product Details for the Schlage F51AORB609 in Antique Brass

Single Cylinder Entrance Lock Door Knob Set from the Orbit Collection

New F51A Panic Proof Function: This new and improved panic proof function will now unlock when the door is opened from the inside, allowing a quick and convenient exit.

  • Interior screws are exposed
  • Schlage Panic Proof Keyed Entry Knob set.
  • Unlocked/locked by key outside or by turn-button inside.
  • Inside knob always free (Panic Proof)
  • Unit is non-handed and field reversible.
  • Faceplates (Part 16-211): Supplied with 1/4" Round Corner, Square Corner and Drive-In Faceplates
  • Strike Plates (Part 10-063): Supplied with Square Corner and Round Corner Full Lip Strike Plates (Dimensions: 2-1/4" x 1-5/8")
Our SKU: Schlage F51-ORB

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Schlage F51-ORB Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 have been very helpful and easy!
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Look! 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!!
Date published: 2010-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and efficient. The knob arrived on time, properly keyed from code to the right key. So much time and money saved. Thank you.
Date published: 2010-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied. 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 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.
Date published: 2008-05-24
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5 Questions from the Community
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Does this set come with keys???? We need a deadbolt and handleset. Can I get them with the same key???

The Schlage F51-ORB does come with Keys. You can have it keyed the same if you know your key code.

Can this be keyed to the same key as a Dexter knob?

Yes, since Dexter is a Schlage brand the Schlage F51-ORB can be keyed alike to a 5 pin key code, used by Dexter.

my door requires a 5" center door lock, can I get an extension?

Yes you can order the Schlage 41-005 or Schlage 43-005 depending on what your current backset is.

Panic Proof; stays locked even after someone walks out?

The Schlage F51-ORB is panic proof and unlocks when the door is opened.

This product is described as "panic proof" - what does that mean?

The Schlage F51-ORB being Panic Proof means that even when the door is locked the door will still open if you turn the interior knob, which will also unlock the knob.  This function is code for some areas and helpful in the event of emergencies so that you do not have to unlock the door to leave the house. 

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Schlage F51-ORB Technical Specs

ANSI Certification A156.5
BHMA Certification Grade 2
Backset 2-3/4", 2-3/8", Adjustable 2-3/8" or 2-3/4"
Collection Orbit
Cross Bore 2-1/8"
Cylinder 5 Pin Schlage C
Door Knob Shape Ball
Door Thickness 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 1-3/8", 1-5/8"
Edge Bore 7/8"
Function Entrance Lock, Single Cylinder
Handing Left, Reversible, Right
Handle Design Orbit
Handle Material Metal
Handle Style Knob
Latch Faceplate Drive-In, Round Corner, Square Corner
Locking Mechanism Thumbturn
Product Class Residential
Rosette Shape Round
Series F-Series
Shape Round
Style Traditional/Classic
Theme Transitional
Trim Design Plymouth

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