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5 in. x 12 in. Sturdy Plastic Tread Template

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Product Overview

This tread template consists of two 12 in. sturdy plastic plates and clamps. Add a piece of 1 in. x 3 in. 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 in. x 3 in. 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
  • Saves time and minimizes wasted material
  • Tread tool by Stairtek
  • Made of Sturdy plastic
  • Rugged construction for everyday use
  • NOTE: the quantity of "Each" includes two pieces as shown, together they make up one tread tool

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2 in
Product Height (in.)
5 in
Product Width (in.)
12 in

Details

Compatible hand tool
Marking/layout tool
Hand Tool Type
Hand Tool Accessory
Pack Size
1
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

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What is the proper way to use this tool? The instructions say to put the edges so they are flush ...

Asked by AB January 12, 2021
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Prior to making your measurement be sure to loosen the set screws, this will allow the templates to pivot and slide back and forth on your 1 X 3 support board (note: you will need to supply your own 1 X 3 and cut it to length, I cut mine approximately 3 1/2 inches shorter than the width of my treads and that worked well for me). Push the templates snug against your skirt board then tighten the set screws to lock the templates in place. Be sure not to overtighten the set screws or you may damage the plastic. Good Luck!

What do you use to mark the angle on the new tread ? What is best tool to cut an oak tread?

Asked by Ally September 17, 2020
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Once you've adjusted each side to the exact angles of the wall against the tread, then you transfer it to the tread; simply lay both templates still attached to whatever piece of wood you've used to connect them, and draw the lines onto the new tread. As for cutting the oak tread, it depends on the composition if it's a laminate. If it's solid oak, I would use a good sharp blade in your (hopefully) Sliding compound miter saw.

Do these adjust for angles as well?

Asked by AW August 16, 2020
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Yes any angle you need

Sorry for being a novice DIYfer, but how do you use this thing?

Asked by Ed June 20, 2020
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You can find many YouTube videos on how to used it. You want to use it to mesure exactly how the step size is. You see every step on a ladder is different. That is why you need this tool. To make sure you cut every step up the ladder the correct size. You first make the tool loose by loosening up the screws. You push it in agains the walls of a step and the back. Then you make the tool tight so you can preserve the size and angles of that step. You pull the tool without changing the shape of it and transfer that to the new step that you will cut and the new step will fit there perfectly like a piece in a puzzle.

Can this tool be used to accurately measure treads which are slightly rounded?

Asked by Leia May 12, 2020
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Yes it’s designed to measure the with of the treads it’s real easy to use make sure you buy a real straight board to fit the temple If your treads are round in the front or the side it will work .

what is the depth of the bullnose?

Asked by joel May 16, 2019
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Mine are 1". That's what I cut off for the retread. Be careful, I ruined one retread for not taking into account the nose size. Rookie mistake.

Just a suggestion, I went looking for these or similar tools on the home depot site by doing a se...

Asked by Vinny February 19, 2019
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I searched for "stair tread template" and found it :)

I installed the treads already before i saw this product. Can i still use it for the risers which...

Asked by Alex November 4, 2018
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Will work on any size riser as long as the height of the riser is taller then the height of the plastic piece. If the tread doesn’t hang over the riser it won’t matter. Plastic piece is 12 inches tall so it won’t fit between the treads if top one hangs over. This tool is just a simple story board to get an exact fit with little gap. Would definitely use again. Can use also inside of window frame measurements for blinds or any other inside measurements. You can always cut the plastic piece off to fit between your treads on your saw. It is just sturdy plastic. Ideal way to use is to install bottom tread then riser then next tread then next riser and so forth working your way to the top. Hope I didn’t confuse you

What size piece of wood do I need to use with these?

Asked by Donna February 26, 2018
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The description of the item suggests using a 1" x 3" piece of wood. You can use any width wood with a 1" thickness. The length of the wood is up to your application.

Can this tool be used on Risers (around 7" in height) in addition to Treads?

Asked by Scotty January 27, 2017
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Yes...

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 98% recommend this product
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This tread template worked great not just for the treads but for the risers as well. Super easy to use. You do need to cut or use a strip of wood because this kit just has the olastic end pieces. Reason for a 4 star and not a 5 is that the description states to use a 3 inch piece of wood bit that wobt fit. I had to cut a 2” wide piece. Do reccomend
by crazystang70
a little flimsy because its plastic but if not use everyday its fine. it adjusts fine to kick boa...
a little flimsy because its plastic but if not use everyday its fine. it adjusts fine to kick boards for layout of the treads. I can see it for the risers as well if not painting them and using a stain and not caulk if needed.
by handyman
This is an inexpensive alternative to accurately measure stair treads. Results are almost perfect...
This is an inexpensive alternative to accurately measure stair treads. Results are almost perfect. We had almost a one inch difference between our top step and the bottom in our 73 year-old house!
by HomeDepotCustomer
2 people found this helpful
Stair trend tool
Great tool, can't imagine the time and mistakes we saved by using this tool. It is made of plastic and comes with the warning to hand tighten only, if you over tighten it will crack!
by Dtrac
3 people found this helpful
Great tool helped getting the jo done faster, easier and...
Great tool helped getting the jo done faster, easier and definitely more accurate
by joe775
Made my cuts on the retrotreads that I installed the closest I've ever done. A few gaps, but noth...
Made my cuts on the retrotreads that I installed the closest I've ever done. A few gaps, but nothing like past installs. No need for trim or quarter round on the ends to hide the gaps.
by David
1 person found this helpful
It worked well for my stair project. Certainly for the price it can't be beat. Other similar prod...
It worked well for my stair project. Certainly for the price it can't be beat. Other similar products that are ready to go cost 2-3 times more.
by Jokersmith
4 people found this helpful
This is a great tool and made my project much easier!
This is a great tool and made my project much easier!
by Konrad
2 people found this helpful
This tool is a must have for a proper fit to existing surfaces. Very handy gadget for the money.
This tool is a must have for a proper fit to existing surfaces. Very handy gadget for the money.
by Steve
4 people found this helpful
Great tool for laying treads and risers
I look at other metal and expensive templates. This template has a good value for versatility. Excellent.
by Coco
4 people found this helpful
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