Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit Review

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit Review | Mr Locksmith

Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam BC: (604) 239-0983

The Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit saves time and frustration when installing locksets and deadbolts.

Locksmith Courses: Locksmiths like buying the Door Lock Kit because sometimes it is less expensive to buy the kit just to get the arbor and 2 1/8″ and 1″ hole saws. Also, an extra door lock installation jig too.

Designed for accuracy and ease of use, the Door Lock Installation Kit makes it simple to align and drill holes in slab doors. Whether you’re remodeling, replacing a damaged door or adding a deadbolt, the auto-centering guide and anti-splinter depth stop let you make centered holes with a clean finish. This versatile kit works with wood and metal interior and exterior doors from 1-3/8″ to 1-3/4″ thick. The 10-piece kit includes an auto-centering drill guide, anti-splinter depth stop, 2-1/8″ Hole Dozer™ hole saw, 1″ Hole Dozer™ hole saw, small arbor & PB, arbor adapter and spacer, two 3/32″ drill bits and two 1/8″ drill bits for pre-drilling holes for latch plate screws.


  • Most durable hole saw; Period; comes with a limited lifetime tooth break warranty
  • Features RIP GUARD teeth, teeth built with more steel behind the cutting edge for added durability
  • Coated with a low friction, thermoset paint that provides faster cutting speed in wood and more holes cut per battery charge
  • Equipped with plug jack, an all-access slot design for fast plug removal
  • Features bi-metal construction with 8% cobalt for increased wear resistance
  • Cuts through clean wood, plastic/composite, aluminum, metal and stainless steel doors
  • Door thickness capacity- 1-3/8 in. to 1-3/4 in.

The Door Installation Kit. Locksmiths like it because sometimes it’s cheaper to buy the kit to get just the hole saws. We know we have different jigs, but some of them are good. Let’s see what this one’s like. This is the Milwaukee. So it says right on there, it’s good for doors, inch and three-eighths, two-inch and three quarters. Sometimes the back doors are an inch and three-eighths, on the front doors are usually an inch and three quarters. Usually, all exterior doors should be inch and three quarters. If they’re more, aah, you got problems. Now, the door, this is what confuses a lot of people, you have from the edge of the door to the center of the hole is either two and three-eighths or two and three quarters. Some of the older doors or some of the very custom stuff is five inch backset. So this installation kit will not do the five inch backsets, and it will not do thicker doors. But, you could really still kind of jury-rig this if you sorta know what you’re doing to work for a thicker door. We do run across two inch doors out there and more, so that requires a whole different problem to fix, but not difficult to overcome.

So again, this is Milwaukee, let’s take a look at what… Now, I really like the Milwaukee hole saws, so… Oh, and you gotta make sure you get a two and an eighth-inch hole saw and a one-inch hole saw. Some of these kits I’ve seen out there have a seven eighths a hole saw, or, and most of the locks require a one-inch hole to be drilled for the latch. The hole for the deadbolt part is two and an eighth, and the hole for the latch or the bolt is one inch. Sometimes you can get away with seven eighths but not on a lot of the more modern ones. So let’s just open it up, let’s take a peek at what we got here. Again, you can find these on sale, especially around Christmas time where they’re just blowing them out the door. Okay, what do we have here? We have, I call this the jigs, we have the door installation jig, we have a one-inch hole saw, we have the two and an eighth. Don’t get fooled by the two-inch. Yeah, still works but not proper. And what we got, we got a whole pile of bits and pieces here. So we got, jeez, it got lots of drill bits, and they’re DeWalt, we know the drill bits are pretty good. The arbor, so the arbor just goes in this one. Now, I like to have two arbors, I don’t, I don’t wanna fart around with replacing, you know, this. It’s a good deal for locksmiths, you know, sometimes these are cheaper to buy the kit than it is to buy the hole saws. So we just go out and buy the kit. This one is pretty good. Let’s take a look at the jig. Pretty simple, um oh, a very, very simple, two and three-eighths, two and three quarters. So very simple, this is our backset and it doesn’t look like anything special for the door thickness, pretty idiot-proof. Put it on the door, will figure out your backset, put it on the door. No little pieces farting around, good. This is the Milwaukee Door Installation Kit. We know the hole saws are good, we know the drills are good, and this is okay, you know, it’s for residential use, yeah. Maybe even a locksmith who is in a jam, needs a jig, this does the trick.

The Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit seemed every bit as handy to use, and dare we say innovative, as many of the company’s newest power and hand tools. The tool is a kit containing a clamping guide for Milwaukee’s  Bi-Metal Hole Saws. We got to test it out and the system is both quick and accurate. It gives a considerable amount of stability when boring holes for locksets and deadbolts.

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit Mr Locksmith

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit Mr. Locksmith

To begin, the system uses an auto-centering drill guide. That alone saves tons of time on setting up your hole for the latch and deadbolt. Then, they used a non-slip clamp design, so it doesn’t move around on you while you’re lining up the hole or beginning the process of drilling out the lockset with your Milwaukee M18 FUEL brushless drill. There’s also tool-free backset adjustment and depth stop that keeps you from blowing out the backside of the hole when drilling into wood doors

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit


Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam BC: (604) 239-0983

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with 35+ years of locksmith experience and a BA (Honors) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.


Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit Review

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit Review