Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Coloradodoc Looks OK, but installation is problematic
The literature for the EZ Handrail states that it is suitable for installation on stairs or ramps. IT CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON AN EXISTING RAMP. New, separate, footings must be poured level for installation of the required posts. Also when using on a ramp, all of the ballasters must be mitered to the angle of the ramp. While careful work with a hack saw can do this, a miter box is the tool that's actually needed.
The bronze coating is fragile and easily scratched. Had to buy the $23 one ounce bottle of touch-up paint just for installation dings.
May 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Annex EZ Handrail 8'
It is a free standing stair hand rail on a front porch. Assembling it was quite a chore and very time consuming. Since, I had to make 80 mitered cuts, I had to buy a miter saw and a aluminum cuting blade which was an extra $150. It looks very nice.
August 21, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Housewife misguilding specs
We ordered this 8' railing system with spec showing "actual height": 36". But we found the product's actually measures 32" high. Talked the the manufacturer on the phone and was told the actual height on the spec means the finished railing height for a deck or porch. The return was easy at Home Depot. And reorder took about a week to be delivered.
January 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDIYer A good American made product
The railings were put on a second floor roof deck 7'x18'x7', no stairs, and it took two people all day. They were pretty easy to cut to length and assemble, but be warned, you should download the newest instructions from the manufacturer website as the ones that came in the box were incorrect in a couple of details.
1. Holes to anchor the posts to the deck bracket should not be drilled one above the other at 3/4" and 1 1/4". There is not enough room to use washers and the bolt heads nearly touch. The downloaded instructions describe
the bolts as installed at 90% to each other. A more secure approach.
2. Railing mounts do not have bolt holes in the casting to secure the railing to the mount. The only predrilled holes secure the mount to the post. They should be drilled and the railing screwed to the mount also, so the railings do no float between the posts.
November 5, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jesse Looks professional, easy to install
These are great railings. It gets expensive buying the brackets, posts, and post covers individually, but it really looks great when it is completed. Very sturdy and look like they will last forever.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Puli Easy to install
If you follow the instruction it is easy to assembly and install the railing kit. My project will look nice.
July 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cayman Handrail
The end product, if installed correctly, is excellent. A primary concern would be in its installation: skill and tools. You need both, especially a chop saw and impact driver/drill, depending upon which surface the railing is being installed. In my case, a second story application required four-foot segments (code) which means a lot of cutting. Also, be careful when ordering that the proper amount of posts, railings, couplings, post covers, etc., are ordered. Read descriptions carefully. For example, when ordering a railing, you DO NOT get necessary posts--just the balusters and rails. Also mentioned casually, for a nicely finished system, the post base covers are required. Pricey addition!
April 17, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freemoe Very Pretty!!!
Exactly what I wanted, but I didn't know that it would be so pretty!!!
September 13, 2011