Please see below for the frequently asked questions about the 7KC cylindrical lock. If you would like a PDF copy of this file, please click here. For specification information or more information on the 7KC, please see the catalog.

Q: What is the BEST 7KC?

A: The BEST 7KC is a grade 2 cylindrical lever set that was introduced to the commercial market in 2001. The BEST 7KC lever set is comparable to the BEST 9K lever set, however is a Grade 2 lockset, opposed to the 9K Grade 1 rating.

Q: What differentiates the 7KC from other grade 2 cylindrical locks?

A: The 7KC is known for its durability and meets several grade 1 requirements. The 7KC is available in numerous functions and � finishes whereas it is common to offer just a few basic functions and � finishes for grade 2 locks.

Q: What back sets are available for the 7KC?

A: The 7KC can be ordered with a 2 3/8”, 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”, or 5” back set dead locking latch. The standard latch front is 1” in width; however, a 1 1/8” latch front is available to order with the 2 ¾” back set. A drive-in latch is also available on 2 3/8” and 2 ¾” back sets.

Q: What is the warranty on the 7KC?

A: The 7KC has a 3 year warranty.

Q: Why is it called 7KC opposed to 7K?

A: The current BEST grade 2 cylindrical lever set series is called 7KC. Prior to launching the 7KC cylindrical lock set in 2001, BEST offered a 7K tubular lock set. The 7K was a completely different lock with different components, door prep guidelines, etc. The 7K product is no longer available in the market. The “C” was added to the new 7K cylindrical product offering to differentiate the old tubular 7K from the new cylindrical 7KC.

Q: In what type of applications is the 7KC primarily used?

A: The 7KC is very popular in commercial of� offices spaces, college dorms, and military bases. The 7KC has also been seen in heavy duty residential applications even though it far exceeds residential requirements.

Q: What functions are offered for the 7KC?

A: The 7KC is available in 3 single key functions (i.e., entrance, storeroom & classroom) and 4 keyless functions (i.e., passage, exit, privacy & single dummy trim).

Q: What door thickness range can the 7KC accommodate?

A: The 7KC comes preset from the factory to � to fit 1 ¾” thick doors but can be � field adjusted to � fit 1 3/8”– 2” thick doors.

Q: What � finishes are offered for the 7KC?

A: The 7KC is available in 6 � finishes: Standard (626), Satin (606, 612, 613), and Bright (605, 625).

Q: Do you have 7KC levers to �fit competitive core offerings?

A: Yes, we offer levers to � fit the Schlage Non-IC (Non-Interchangeable Core).

Q: What is the standard core for the 7KC?

A: The standard core is the BEST SFIC (Small Format Interchangeable Core).

Q: How long does it take to install the 7KC?

A: Once the door is prepped, installation is a simple 3-step process:

Step 1: Install latch;

Step 2: Install pre-assembled chassis and outside lever;

Step 3: Install inside trim and lever.

The entire installation process takes an average of 2 minutes. Since the 7KC has only three individual parts, and our packaging is designed with the installer in mind, installation for the 7KC product can be done quickly, efficiently and accurately ultimately reducing install related errors and call-backs.

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