Stairtek 5 in. x 12 in. Sturdy Plastic Tread Template-STTRTO - The Home Depot
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Model # STTRTO

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5 in. x 12 in. Sturdy Plastic Tread Template

Stairtek 5 in. x 12 in. Sturdy Plastic Tread Template

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$19.99 / each


Model # STTRTO

Internet # 203410479

This tread template consists of two twelve-inch sturdy plastic plates and clamps. Add a piece of 1 x 3 and you have a very rigid gauge that will give you accurate measurements every time. Another great feature is a series of holes in the plate that allow you to pry with your nail set against the 1 x 3 snug to the skirts while you tighten the bar nuts. This jig will save you time and give you perfect accuracy on every tread.

  • A great tool for remodeling stairs with new treads
  • Helps you cut your treads with perfect accuracy
  • Made in USA
  • Tread tool by stairtek


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Marking/layout tool 
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One year limited warranty 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 71 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 I wish I had invented this device Could not have done this project without it. Simple design and easy to use. Brilliant. May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WOW The template (jig) made the project so much easier!! A must have for your stairway retread project!! April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stair trek template This was worth a million bucks. I had no idea it even existed until I went on your website and found it. It made a difficult job almost easy. April 14, 2015
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