Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lack00 Great Kit
Great kit, easy installation. Would have like to have all 60 screws for the railing poles and the other 20 for securing the rail to the floor. Since I put up only to pass FHA it will be coming down. I would purchase another if I needed to install again. Looks very nice. I rated it fair because it lacked all the components. Needed to get it up in a hurry and was fine.
May 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Goedric Worked with extreme effort
Not easy to install. Would have been just as easy to buy spindles rails and custom do the job.
Ultimately it worked. Took maybe 7 hours for one person to install
Would not buy again. The dilemma is that there are no better options that I could find.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steveo Great Looking finished product
Easy to install with good printed instructions and video on the Axxys' website. Feels very strong when all assembled. I stained the product first to save time with assembling it instead of roughing it in. I would recommend taking the time to rough it in, then stain it as the railings splintered quite a bit and I had to sand and re-stain, even with a new blade on my miter saw. The screws provided are junk. I twisted off quite a few heads, even with my low-torque setting. Make sure you use longer screws than provided to secure the toe rail down through to the floor. I have an oak board below and pre-drilled through the brackets. Make sure you use an angle as the metal rails scratch easy if the drill touches them. The plastic brackets will crack if you over tighten. The railings and post are all two pieces glued together so there can be some variation, but they do a good job to minimize it. Overall I was very satisfied with the product and would recommend it to anyone. Easy do-it-yourself project.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cambridge The Product is "Simple" to use with a Professional Appearance
I purchased the Axxy's Stair Simple System kit (i.e., Newel Post, Post Caps, & Rail System) and found it easy to install with a professional, high-end appearance. In addition to being attractive, the installed system connects together to form a fairly rigid assembly.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scorpio Waaaaay harder to install than the description !
The instructions and Utube video both miss major steps and make it seems much easier to install than it really is. The quality is fair, the pivoting brackets are plastic. Once complete it does look pretty nice, but it takes some effort to get done.
December 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Look stunning, more difficult then expected
For me at least the quality of the wood I received was excellent. I think one of the other reviewers was right when they said that perhaps Axxy's improved it of late.
I installed four separate runs of rail and in every instance, and no matter how careful I measured, the assembly did not fit into the space when I tried to install it. The dimension to cut off each end to square up the top rail just wouldn't work for me. In any case I was able to fudge it with washers inside the holder and it turned out just fabulous.
In the end I'm glad we got them, they look stunning and are as solid as a brick wall.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Snoopy A Good Product for the Money.
The product material is pretty well made The handrail in most cases needs additional sanding before staining. The product is fairly simple to install but the direction page is hard to read because the font is so small. The online video and available instructions page make it easier to understand and install..
The only negative are the screws provided for the pivot ends. It is best to pre-drill a pilot hole or you may strip out the stainless screw provided and they can be hard to get back out. I purchased better screws and replaced them in the end.
The folks who produce this product were helpful and provided quick responses to my questions. The product looks great installed. I would choose to use this product again.
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoeG Extremely Poor Quality Materials - Horrible Directions
I was very excited about this product, as there aren't many similar kits on the market. I am no novice to home renovations and construction. I am in the final stages of finishing my basement, and was looking forward to installing these kits.
First, the instructions are horrible. They come on a small square of paper, are printed extremely poorly, and the text size is very small. The instructions gloss over major steps. For example, "determine baluster height." This is not a simple step, and you would think they would give you some guidance.
Secondly, the process of installing this kit is no easier then buying and installing all the individual parts. The overall process was very difficult and complex. Now, I am not saying it is rocket science, it's just that you expect a "kit" to be at least as straightforward as assembling the thing from scratch.
Last, and most importantly, the quality of the materials is horrible. Many of the pieces are plastic. Also, Numerous screws and bolts provided in the kit stripped instantly (and I was using the appropriate size bits and pushing squarely against the bolt/screws -- This was not user error).
For the price tag, I expect MUCH better. I would not recommend this product, and would never purchase again.
May 31, 2015