Deck Stair Rail Round Baluster Connector - 20/Pack is rated
Rated 3 out of
Well, it 'looked' like it would make the job easy.
I figured I'd use these instead of having to buy pre-drilled stair handle rails (or even worse, drill them on an angle myself!) Anyhow, I installed 34 of these by pre-drilling a shallow hole at a 45 degree angle, 5" apart, down the centre line I scribed dead centre and installed them all. It would be nice if the sloped bottom piece had a marking to line up with the centre line I drew on the 2x4. It didn't so I had to be careful of its orientation. When I went to install another brand of black poles (Stiles) they wouldn't fit over them! I had to use my Dremel rotary tool with a sanding disc to shave down each and every one to a smaller diameter. Not hard work, but time consuming, and now they fit.
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 5 out of
I used these to make the railings/balusters on two sets of stairs on our deck. Couldn’t be happier! They made a nice looking job. Just be sure to use the same brand poles (wink, wink).
Date published: 2021-03-01