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  • Great outdoor handrail
  • April 26, 2016
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I got this handrail to replace the handrail on our front steps. The existing handrail is wood and was getting rough and splintery after several years in the rain and snow. I have tried all sorts of ways to keep an outdoor hand rail smooth and nothing seems to work. I finally decided to go to this powder coated aluminum rail so that I would have a rail that never had splinters and was always smooth to slide your hand over. I really appreciate the way the manufacturer includes everything you need with the rail. They even had a 5/32” drill bit for drilling the pilot holes that attache the rail to the brackets. The lag bolts that they included were stainless steel so that rust will never be a problem. I live in the coastal mountains of Northern California and the winters are like living inside a cloud. Anything that can rust will. The installations instructions were very clear and the rail was a snap to install.

Pros Alternative for Real Wood, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, everything included

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IvyCat83

Bridgeville, CA
65 or over, Male
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By: IvyCat83
  • Functional, easy, and attractive
  • April 24, 2016
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I used this railing going down into the basement, which oddly did not have a handrailing when I moved into the house. I have a split-level home, and the length of the railing was perfect for the length of the flight of stairs. This railing was very easy to install, but I highly recommend using two people--one person to hold, and one person to mark. There are various places throughout the installation process which require marking. First, you start by marking the wall 29 inches from above the nose of the bottom stair and top stair. From those marks, create an imaginary line (or, lightly draw one) and locate the nearest stud along that line to each mark. If you think 29 inches seems low for a railing, you are correct--but this mark is not for the railing itself, but rather the bracket that attaches it to the wall. The way I did this was use the actual bracket, and draw a circle through the screw hole to guide where I drill. Once the brackets were installed to the wall, I had one person hold the railing in place while I marked in pencil through the screw holes (see photo) to guide where to drill. A second person is also handy to hold the railing still while you drill into the holes. One thing I really appreciated about this product is that they included a 5/32nd drill bit with which to drill the metal railing. It's nice not having to buy special bits for a project. They did not, however, include a 1/4 inch wood bit (for attaching the brackets to the wall). I have a standard drill bit kit which includes this, so I think the thinking behind including the 5/32nd was because its a special bit for the material of the railing. The finish of this railing is charcoal bronze--it's not quite as dark as oil-rubbed bronze, but it's still black at first glance. Don't expect a bronze colored railing, but if you have oil-rubbed bronze fixtures like I do, the difference in color is indiscernible. The raililing is very strong and sturdy. I feel supported as I go up the stairs. This is necessary as I've been relying on handrailings more because I'm expecting (and the ability to see my feet has diminished over the past couple of months...). I also appreciate how the brackets which attach it to the wall are so long--they are at a 90 degree angle to the bottom of the railing, and allow for plenty of room (about 5 inches from the top of the railing) for hands and fingers. I have used other railings where the brackets that go to the wall are very short and get in the the way of fingers. This railing is comfortable, reliable, and smooth--It's also very easy to install, so I recommend it to anyone who is considering replacing a railing themselves.

Pros High Quality of Material, Good Shape, Stylish, strong and sturdy, Functional

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Kathleen

North Bend, WA
25 to 34, Female
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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By: Kathleen
  • Very good product
  • October 14, 2015
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Well made and easy to assemble product with clear concise directions.

Pros High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Stylish, Light Weight
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Bro

Massena, New York
55 to 64, Male
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By: Bro
  • Safety Hand Rail - EASY PEASY
  • August 04, 2015
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

This was really quick in shipping and VERY easy to install.

Pros Easy to Install, Stylish, Good Shape
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rbrezler

Seattle, WA
55 to 64, Male
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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By: rbrezler
  • Nice looking sturdy handrails
  • May 24, 2016
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Had them installed and it did take longer than expected due to tricky stud finding. Glad that they are sturdy and not slippery to grip!

RJ

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By: RJ
  • Beautiful & Sturdy
  • March 31, 2016
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Bought as a temporary rail for stairs under construction, but I think I'll keep it after it's done. It is beautiful & very sturdy. I have a bad knee & depend heavily on the hand rail at times. I wish they sold their banister products in this color. I would use them on these stairs.

Pros Alternative for Real Wood, High Quality of Material, Good Shape, Vibrant Color
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Anon

Apple Valley, CA
45 to 54, Female
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By: Anon
  • This is a good quality hand rail with a professional even powder coating on it that gives it a ni...
  • January 02, 2018
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This is a good quality hand rail with a professional even powder coating on it that gives it a nice texture and more grip for safety. Installation was a snap and took approximately 30 minutes total. Just find the studs you will be attaching to, drill and install the brackets. Then set the bar on the brackets, clamp one end and drill the holes with the included drill bit for the screws that attach to the rail. Screw them in, and you are all set! one strong, nice looking and safe hand rail that will last for years to come. With everything included, there is nothing you need other than a drill and tape to install it.

Pros Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, Light Weight, Stylish

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silicawood

Tacoma, WA
45 to 54, Male
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By: silicawood
  • EZ Alum Handrail Bronze/4ft - Love it! Great update from old wood!
  • July 14, 2015
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Great upgrade from my 20yr old wood rails. Added a more modern, industrial-ish look. Good quality, very sturdy! Doesn't scratch easily. Installation was not difficult but was time consuming for me only because I did it solo and it was my first rail install. Taking my time it took me over 1hr but, even though the rail is actually lightweight, having someone to hold it would have made marking drilling holes much easier/faster. Packaging and instructions were notably thoughtful and helpful and hardware was clearly marked. There is a review on here stating this item needs to be drilled at a machine shop. That is not the case. In fact, the hardware package includes a 5/32" bit for the aluminum, which is hollow and easy to work with. Other tools you will need are a drill, tape measure, drill bits: 1/4"/wood & 5/32"/metal (included), hex bit drivers or ratchets:1/4 & 1/2", a pencil, and masking tape for marking holes as it is hard to see pencil marks on the finish. Also, super glue or caulk to secure the bolt head caps. My install was interior and the caps fit tightly so I opted to skip that unless/until they come off. I personally also recommend a dustbuster. I am extremely happy with the product and enjoying the new look!

Pros High Quality of Material, Easy to Clean, Light Weight, Sturdy, Good Instructions, metal drill bit included

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UpgraderGirl

Maryland
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By: UpgraderGirl
  • Quality Product
  • November 05, 2015
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Railing came quick, good quality easy to install. The only thing is from the picture it looks like it is adjustable in length and that you can re-put the curved end back on. this is not the case. It is not adjustable. You can cut to fit.

Pros Easy to Clean, Easy to Install

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Laura

Colorado
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By: Laura
  • Solid. Does the job nicely. Easy enough to install. Free shipping directly to the house was a plus.
  • January 17, 2017
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Solid. Does the job nicely. Easy enough to install. Free shipping directly to the house was a plus.

Dan

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By: Dan