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Tap and Twist 1/2 in. Hollow Metal Baluster Install Kit

$1096
  • Rubber construction for durability and strength
  • Easily installs up to five 0.5 in. hollow metal balusters
  • Ideal for replacing wood balusters with hollow metal
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Product Overview

It's finally here: a revolutionary method of installing hollow metal balusters without using messy epoxies or adhesives. It's called Tap N' Twist and it's the perfect kit to use for replacing wood balusters with hollow metal. Using only four components, installing a new metal baluster has never been easier. Each Tap N' Twist kit has enough inserts to replace five balusters and can be used on stairs, angled walls and level balconies.
  • Kit will install up to five 1/2 in. hollow metal balusters
  • Requires common household tools such as metal cutting saw, hammer, drill, measuring tape and allen wrench kit
  • Designed for baluster replacement, but can be used for new construction by drilling new holes in handrails, floor or tread
  • For interior use only

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2 in
Product Height (in.)
6.75 in
Product Width (in.)
4.75 in

Details

Builders Hardware Product Type
Stair Handrail Brackets
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Material
Rubber
Product Weight (lb.)
1 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Stair Baluster Hardware Type
Baluster Installation Pin

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes, replacement of product only, 1 year from purchase. Warranty against manufacturers defects only

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Very easy to use!...
Very easy to use!
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Response from Steve VibertOct 8, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! SureWood-LNL
    The stair parts worked perfectly! We cut our balusters a...
    The stair parts worked perfectly! We cut our balusters a little bit too short. However, we were able to purchase the 1/2 inch parts which actually worked better than the epoxy! Without these parts we would have had to purchase new balusters. Our upgrade from wood to iron worked out great and my stairs are beautiful!
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    Response from Steve VibertDec 3, 2020
    That's fantastic news. We're happy that your project was successful. Enjoy that new staircase! SureWood-LNL
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    Awesome product!! Makes doing it yourself so easy!
    Awesome product!! Makes doing it yourself so easy!
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    Response from Steve VibertMay 15, 2020
    Thank you, Jewels! SureWood-LNL
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    Easy install ...
    Easy install
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    Response from Steve VibertApr 8, 2020
    We're glad your project was a success! SureWood-LNL
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    AWESOME PRODUCT!!$
    This system is so awesome to use. It was easy and the instructions were easy to follow. I love DIYing a project whenever I can and this delivered the desires results I was looking for!! It is sturdy. The best part is it is not permanent. Most applications now a days use epoxy to secure the balusters to the rails. This uses NO EPOXY. That was a plus for me. If I ever decided to change them out it is as simple as loosening up the shoes (which I would highly recommend using) twisting the baluster "clockwise" and removing.
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    Response from Steve VibertApr 8, 2020
    Thanks so much, Terri! What a great review. Maybe your success will inspire others to do the same to their staircase. SureWood-LNL
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      We purchased this product after researching a couple of alternatives. The product was very easy ...
      We purchased this product after researching a couple of alternatives. The product was very easy to use and apply to our project. During the project we had questions about a unique aspect regarding our railing. We contacted the Tap and Twist Company directly. Company Representative Steve Vibert called me back a short time later. Steve consulted with others and found a solution to the issue we were trying to address. It was very refreshing to see a company take such an active role in regards to great customer service. Steve and the company were very responsive and accommodating to what we needed, even going above and beyond our expectations. Thank you Steve and TNT! Our project worked out to be great and exceeded our expectations!
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      Response from Steve VibertFeb 5, 2019
      Wow, thanks so much! We do aim to please, so when customers have questions about our products, we try to answer right away. Your pictures tell the story, and we're beyond ecstatic that your special application, and your staircase project overall, turned out great. Thank you for your kind words! SureWood-LNL
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        3 people found this helpful
        changing out wooden spindles
        Was redoing my stairs and was trying to figure out how to install the ortimental baulesters, i happened to find these by accident at home depot. They may seem pricy, but they were a game changer,
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        Response from Steve VibertNov 7, 2018
        Brocefus01, thanks for leaving a review. We're happy that you're happy with the results of your project! SureWood-LNL
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          2 people found this helpful
          We were not sure these were going to work but they worked great! Follow the instructions and ins...
          We were not sure these were going to work but they worked great! Follow the instructions and installation will be a breeze! Love the ease of installation!
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          Response from Steve VibertSep 18, 2018
          We're happy that you're happy, SchwenksvilleSy! These kits make metal baluster installation much easier and quicker. We're glad that your project was a success! SureWood-LNL
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          1 person found this helpful
          easy upgrade with fantastic results
          This is a do it yourself dream. I had no difficulty completing the project and the results are phenomenal. great product!
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          Response from Steve VibertJun 4, 2018
          Hi Jeffk, thanks for the kind words. We're glad your project was a success! SureWood-LNL
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            3 people found this helpful
            I used the tap and twist kit when i replaced our white wooden balusters with wrought iron. This ...
            I used the tap and twist kit when i replaced our white wooden balusters with wrought iron. This made the process of installing the new balusters much easier. My wooden ones slid into a hole under the railing and then twisted onto a double threaded screw that was screwed into the stairs. I followed the instructions and they worked great. I cut the wooden baluster, the top part slid out, the bottom had to be twisted off the screw. I was then left with screw sticking up out of the stair. I unscrewed that and then was left with a small hole. I ended up drilling out the small hole to the size to fit the black plastic seat. I also drilled out the hole on the underside of the railing a little bit to allow room for the rubber plug. You don't have to use the rubber plug, but it does make it nice and snug. Once I had the new baluster ready to go on, I would loosen up the 2 tightening nuts just barely, maybe only 1/8th of a turn or so. I would then install the baluster about a quarter turn counter-clockwise from where i wanted it to end up. Then, when I tightened it up, it would end up just about perfect. This worked pretty well. If i didn't use this kit, my other option (based on youtube videos) was putting a small screw on an angle through the bottom of the baluster and screw into the wood of the stair. I would have then have had to figure out how to make the top snug and not wiggle in the railing. I only rated a 4 out of 5 because a couple of things. The black plastic seats need to be hammered in tight and flush. The first couple of these i wobbled out the hole too much and the seat spun around pretty easily which let them wiggle somewhat. I also had a couple of other ones that didn't really tighten up all the way, so they wiggle slightly as well. But, how often do you yank on the balusters...it should be fine. Overall, I was happy with the product. It worked as intended and the directions were good. In the end it saved me time and headaches and I would recommend it.
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            Response from Steve VibertJan 31, 2018
            Hi JeffP, thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed, well-written review. Whether they are positive or negative, we take reviews to heart and use them to make us better. Thank you for your purchase, and the suggestions you gave us. I have passed on your suggestions to our engineering team for their review. We are glad you are happy with your purchase, and that your project turned out successfully. SureWood-LNL
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