Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MHFeng very easy to do a stair
easy, just need to follow all procedures.
I just bought one box of spacer, reused it when one side was done.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annie 2 D-I-Y homeowners built sold stairs w/no help
Converted our 2 family into a single family home by building stairs between the two levels. Took a bit of figuring, but I can't imagine how lost we would have been without these. The hardest part of the whole project was doing the calculations. Especially because due to space considerations we had to build with two 90 degree turns/landings. Best advice for building with any angles was to actually draw out exactly where you want things to end up - we "drew" our planned steps on the floor with masking tape. Our stairs are VERY solid.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThadeusT The use was pretty much as advertised. Instructions were useful and extensive. The stairs were precise and strong with no squeaks. I would recommend them to any novice such as myself.
May 11, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by watrbedkev Neat product, doesn't work everywhere though.
Product is strong. They are a real neat idea and I bet they work in 70% of stair installations.
I live in a 100 year old home and needed new basement steps, I thought EZ stairs would work for me. I even spent time researching on the website and using the stair calculator they have posted. I bought online and went to my local store to pick up lumber.
After trying to set the spacers, I noticed in the directions the spacers would not allow for the specific rise/run that I needed. Even though the calc on the website specified how to set the spacers, it was futile. They would not adjust to the correct rise/run.
I really need William Shatner to come out and build the stairs for me.
All that being said, I used the brackets but had to place them all at the correct space by measuring carefully. I did end up with a solid staircase, but it wasn't was EZ as advertised.
September 11, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by J0nah missing important information
Getting the brackets to produce the right combination of rise and tread depth was confusing. The written instructions with the product left out important information. After I viewed the videos on the company's web site, my dilemma was resolved. The written instructions with the product need to be more complete. The product is a simple, strong construction. I will have steps that will support more weight than I could ever imagine in use. I'd buy the product again because now I know how to get results. All the lumber is two by xx. This creates very heavy construction. I'd also be interested in a product which uses lighter materials, perhaps 5/4ths.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GES1 AMAZING BRACKET AND ONLINE INSTRUCTION @ EZ STAIRS
THIS WAS BY FAR THE EASIEST WAY TO ASSYMBLE AND CALCULATE YOUR FORMULA FOR DESIGNING YOUR STAIRS.
THEIR WEBSITE IS INCREDIBLE WITH A HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR STAIR RISER HEIGHT AND STRETCHER FORMULA.
A SUPER PRODUCT FOR THE DO IT YOURSELF PEOPLE!
GREAT JOB EZ STAIRS!
September 29, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LumberLou EZ stairs are EZ to use and strong
I have built stairs before and when I saw these demonstrated (by Bill Shatner, no less), I was hooked. They are really simple to use if you follow the instructions carefully and there are videos on line to show you how. The only thing I did wrong initially was to put the spacers in upside down which makes them impossible to remove so make sure you place the tabs down between the stringers. Fortunately, it only required removing one pivot screw on each bracket to correct the oversight.
Although it would seem that you can assemble the whole staircase before putting it in place, a full 13 or 14 steps would have been extremely heavy to lift so we attached risers and treads in place once the brackets and stringers were set (similar to a conventional stair build).
The end cuts on the stringers are no more difficult than normal but, just like a standard stringer, care must be taken to account for finished floor heights. Not having to do the 56 other cuts for standard stringers - priceless!
Finally note that you must buy the spacers separately if you buy the contractor pack but they are re-useable so you can use the same spacers on both stringers and, if you build more stairs, you can use them again as they are fully adjustable for your run and rise.
I will do all my future stairs with these brackets.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deckman Excellent product for stair building
I have 150+ decks in the field using the EZ stair system and now do not build stairs any other way. What started as me offering a better alternative as an upgrade, quickly turned into incorporating it into a standard feature of my deck package. The first set you finish, get in the middle of it and give it a little bounce, you will feel why it is the best stair system on the market. They're easy to install and the directions are very helpful. They also have technical support if you need it.
December 4, 2011