Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 85
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Really easy to install and it makes my stairs look way better and cleaner compared to carpet.
Really easy to install and it makes my stairs look way better and cleaner compared to carpet.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by packrat001 Inexpensive, quite useful!
While reading on websites about installing stair treads and risers, I noticed several references to a "tread template". This was my first stair tread/riser installation - replacing the carpeted stairs with red oak. It would have been next to impossible without this tool to get the treads and risers cut correctly. NEVER assume the sides of a stairway are plumb/straight/parallel! (they are NOT.) This tool is simple to use, very inexpensive (other sites sell this for 2x or more HD's price), and gets the job done - correctly and professionally.
Suggestion: don't even TRY to get your cuts correct without this tool.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bocatodee Great for the price!
This template worked perfect and saved me a TON of time in measuring! It's made a little cheap but it's great for a one time project. I would recommend it for any DIYer.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlwaysAnotherJobToDo Does the job
This simple jig does the job it's designed to do if you treat it carefully and don't over tighten the screws.. I've just finished cutting and assembling 13 risers and treads in a very "non-square" house. The stairs would have looked dreadful without this tool. I may have to return my tin of wood filler because the cuts I made were so accurate using this tool.
September 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GW123 Tread Template -- You need this!!!
I wondered why I needed to buy this "tread template" when I have a perfectly good tape measure.
The reviews I read were so positive and seemed to infer that I couldn't do the job without them. Since I was spending several hundred on stair treads, it seemed worth the gamble for another $10.
I am so glad that I bought this. Every tread needed to be cut differently. I was replacing treads down between two Sheetrock walls and I couldn't believe how much different each one was from the previous one. By using this tool, I have gaps of less than 1/6" everywhere. Without it I think I would have had at least 1/4" in places. Yes, you could use wood to make a similar template, but by the time you've done that it would cost way more than $10 and probably not be as effective. Well worth the money for me.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaigeL Wouldn't do stairs without it...
I installed Retread stair treads twice: first on my basement stairs without this template, and then two years later on my main stairs, using this tread template. The template provided a perfect shape every time, and I was able to cut with confidence. Both sets of stairs look great, but I can tell the difference using this tool. Well worth the modest purchase price.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gearhead Stair tread template
When installing stair treads, the edges must be tight to look good. I have no idea how to do that without this tool. Saves time and mistakes.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Simplest most practical product for a very difficult application.
Very simple to use, unbelievable accuracy. Worked great. No two treads were the same size. This product is a must for anyone replacing stair treads.
October 6, 2015