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Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever

Model: 740CHL 5 SMT

Function: Keyed Entry Lever

Beautifully simple, Commonwealth’s clean, curved lines combine elegance with versatility.
Available through Special Order at a Home Improvement Retailer or through Wholesale and Distribution Partners
  • Features adjustable latch to fit all standard door preparations
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Security
  • Fully reversible Lever – Fits both right handed and left handed doors
  • Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty
  • Featuring SmartKey® Re-key Technology. The lock you can re-key yourself in seconds
  • SmartKey cylinders feature a stainless steel side locking bar, racks and pins for increased strength and security
  • Patented side locking bar technology offers improved security by protecting against lock bumping, an attack technique used to defeat conventional pin & tumbler locks.
  • Do not use prints made from this website to mark distances.
    Due to individual printers, dimensions on installation instructions may not print at an accurate scale.

  • Kwikset products are backed by one of the most comprehensive warranty programs available. You can feel confident that with the purchase of Kwikset you have selected the best quality product, backed by the best customer service available.

    This product comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty to the original residential user of Kwikset against defects in material and workmanship as long as the original user occupies the residential premises upon which the product was originally installed. One year electronic warranty. This warranty DOES NOT COVER scratches; abrasions; deterioration due to the use of paints, solvents or other chemicals; abuse; misuse; or product(s) used in commercial applications. Upon return of a defective product to Kwikset Corporation, Kwikset may repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price. Kwikset is not liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. If a mechanical or finish defect occurs, please call 1-800-327-LOCK (5625) in the U.S. and Canada or return it to Kwikset Corporation, Consumer Services, 19701 Da Vinci, Lake Forest, CA 92610. For customers outside of the U.S. and Canada, claims under this warranty must be made only to either the place of purchase or to the listed importer.

    Consumer Services
    19701 Da Vinci
    Lake Forest, CA 92610
  • Some of our product families have available specialty functions. The specialty products listed below can be ordered through our Wholesale or Distribution Partners. Please refer to our printed catalog for complete specialty products availability.

    Model Number Description Function Name
    735CHL 5 Commonwealth Bed/Bath Lever UL in Antique Brass Privacy/Bed/Bath Lever UL
    745CHL 5 SMT Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever UL in Antique Brass Keyed Entry Lever UL
    725CHL 5 Commonwealth Hall/Closet Lever UL in Antique Brass Passage/Hall/Closet Lever UL
  • Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever in Antique Brass is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functions well. Added to currently installed Added to currently installed levers. Matched beautifully and avoided replacing 20 door levers. Easy to install.
    Date published: 2015-02-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great Bought this model about 2 years ago. Unit is good looking but within 3 months the set screw holding exterior handle on would back out every 3-4 weeks, even after tightening HARD. Finish wore off badly after 1 year too. Kwikset replaced under warranty, no questions. Replacement unit set screw holds fine but finish is wearing badly. Not impressed.
    Date published: 2015-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service I built my house in 1998 and installed all Kwikset Commonwealth locks. I live on the Texas coast which is a harsh environment and, after about 5 years the finish on my locks started deteriorating. I knew the locks had a lifetime finish guarantee, but I waited another 12 years before contacting Kwikset customer service in 2015. I provided photos of the deteriorated locks and Kwikset sent me replacement locks with no hassle. This consisted of 7 double-keyed deadbolts, 7 keyed lever sets and 1 handleset for my front door. I had several small problems with the order, but Kwikset promptly handled these problems also.You can't beat that...........................
    Date published: 2015-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looking!! bought these for the whole house!! after looking at lowes and home depot and did not like anything went to kwiksets website and founds these and are very happy with the look feel and warranty. the smart key is very easy and a plus
    Date published: 2015-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality We have these in our whole house. Great products with a great warranty. If one has failed, another is sent promptly to replace it. We are very satisfied.
    Date published: 2015-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic design, simple We have had these lever locks in the house for several years, always dependable, easy to keep clean. great product, great price.
    Date published: 2015-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and functional Easy to install. Lock is reversible. Lock is easily re-keyed.
    Date published: 2015-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended by my Locksmith Was searching for this product with the Lifetime Guarantee on the Brass because my locksmith recommended it due to the fact the lever set would be exposed to the weather without a storm door for protection, PLUS the fact the Kwikset was a lock that he could key to two other locks in my house while he could not do so with other brands. Actually, the door has not been installed at this point so can not submit a photo. ALSO - like the price as almost 50% LESS than could have purchased elsewhere and the shipping time was unbelievable especially since there was no shipping charge.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
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  • Can this be installed with the exterior handle to the left and the interior handle to the right? How? 

    Asked by: Arthur Harrison
    Hello Arthur Harrison,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-3-SMT. Kwikset Model # 740CHL-3-SMT is reversible to accommodate the door handing. To reverse the levers, first mount the unit and then loosen the set screws on the levers, then swap the inside handle and outside handle and retighten the set screws.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2016-02-02

    Is this lock compatible with the "740 Keyed Lever w/6-way latch 23664/01 CP"? I have a broken lever entry handle whose original instructions show this description. It is 10 years old and uses a kwikset key with a numeral "6" on the key. Thanks.

    Asked by: jeff2013
    Hello jeff2013,We are sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing. The latches of the two units are not interchangeable. Please contact Kwikset Consumer Service at 1-800-327-5625 for troubleshooting and possible qualifying warranty support. We look forward to hearing from you soon.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Marie M
    Date published: 2016-01-22

    Do all Commonwealth levers handle exterior installation well (re: wear on their finish)? For this lever, can the interior turn piece be used to lock the door when leaving? e.g. Turn it before leaving, close the door & it locks without the key?

    Asked by: Steph5
    Hello Steph5,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. This lock has a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty. When leaving the interior thumb turn can be locked and the door will remain locked when the door is closed from the exterior.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2016-01-22

    Does this include the interior handle as well?

    Asked by: Greg22
    Hello Greg22,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model 740CHL-514-SMT. This model includes the interior and exterior levers along with the mounting hardware needed to install the unit on the door.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team.
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2016-01-04

    Do these come left and right specific? I need 2 of each 

    Asked by: stephen99
    Hello stephen99,Kwikset Model # 720CHL 15 SMT is reversible to accommodate the left or right door handing. To reverse the levers, first mount the unit and then loosen the set screws on the levers, then swap the inside handle and outside handle and retighten the set screws.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Marie M
    Date published: 2015-12-15

    I currently have multiple Kwikset locks all keyed alike. I want to replace one with lever type. Will "smart key" allow me to key the new lock to the existing key for all my other locks?

    Asked by: StevieT
    Hello StevieT,Kwikset's SmartKey re-key technology provides you the flexibility to re-key your own locks quickly and easily without removing them from your door. If your house keys are Kwikset compatible (KW1 or KW10) keys then you can use the SmartKey technology to rekey them. SmartKey products can be re-keyed at the consumer level by following the re-keying instructions, but is not compatible with other brands.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-12-11

    I have double front entry doors.  I would like the 740 CHL LO3 SMT keyed entry lever for the left entry door, which also has a deadbolt.  Can I get a matching lever for the right entry door, such as the 720 CHL LO3, which is non-functional but decorative?

    Asked by: Stan A
    Hello Stan A,For the most up to date pricing and availability please visit your local home improvement special order counter or our Where to Buy page: you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-10-19

    I have several 740CHL 11P SMT 6AL RCS entry lock sets. I have already installed 3 w/out a problem changing the direction of the lever handles. I'm trying to set one on a L/hand swing, the key slot is upside down-can the cylinder be rotated?

    Asked by: Bob775
    Hello Bob775,Remove the exterior lever, on the shaft there is a silver clip, remove the clip and the cylinder will come out and you can rotate it.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-09-28
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