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Aligning strike plates (catches, hinges, etc.) is a gigantic pain in the ass. It's not just using a screwdriver, it's getting everything to line up correctly, and potentially using a chisel, wood putty, etc. to make the correct cutouts in your door or frame.

It's also the case that any of these solenoid-operated locks are a lot less sensitive to binding than if you're manually turning a key and joggling the door as needed. Nothing specific to the Amazon product. When I put in a Schlage keypad lock, I had to fiddle quite a bit to get it to work reliably even though there was no real problem operating it manually.

ITYM "more" sensitive to binding?

Yes. I do :-)

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