Staircases

Insane Japanese Carpentry
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Insane Japanese Carpentry

Tools and techniques differ by country but are especially different in Japan. More

Japanese Stair Builders in Action
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Japanese Stair Builders in Action

Their tools and methods are far more familiar than those of Japanese framers, but... More

Little Giant Select Step Ladder
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Little Giant Select Step Ladder

This ladder can be used where standard models cannot and is perfect for setting up... More

Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamp
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Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamp

Bessey is known for its strong industrial and shop clamps. More

Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamps
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Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamps

Does the mere thought of your next stair job — all that tightening and loosening... More

Crown Heritage EasAlign Handrail Joiner
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Crown Heritage EasAlign Handrail Joiner

Joining stair handrail sections requires painstaking fitting and fastening, but... More

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19 Steps to Site-Built Stairs

Most of the custom homes I build have two stories and therefore require a set of stairs, and, except for a wrought iron spiral job, every staircase gets built on site. To make it easy to remember all the nuances of stair framing, I use a three-stage building checklist that helps me stay on track as I go along. The checklist is based on fundamentals that work on all sets of stairs, no matter what style. More

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Tool Tests

Two Work Jackets Reviewed

Contributing editor Tim Uhler torments the Grundens Neptune and Helly Hansen's...

Sawzall Vs. Flexvolt

How do the Milwaukee and DeWalt reciprocating saws match up?

DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

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