I love my jig! This is a "must be" to tool for any stairmaster.
From the manufacturer site:
The Stair Wizard is the finest stair tread and riser gauge available anywhere that will allow you to install wall-to-wall type treads in half time of traditional methods. The Stair Wizard works by creating an exact template of each tread (or riser), including length, end angles and depth Simply scribe the tread bank along the template outline, or use the Stair Wizard itself as a cutting guide. It automatically allows for and desired tread overhang, and will accommodate stairs up to 14-inches deep and 53-inches wide. Extensions are available. Complete with case.For all types of treads-hardwood, rubber, vinyl, etc.Creates a complete template of each tread and riser then guides you to aPerfect cut--reduces installation time by 40-50%A beautiful easy to use tool. hand crafted out of northern hard maple.Folds up for compact storage, comes with a rugged case.
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If you need to cover the stairs withe any hard surface material, this is only the tool you need. I use it for hardwood, laminate,cork, leather and stone for stair treads and risers.
No tread is square in real life, this is the solution.
Not many tools will pay back their full cost in less than a day. Wheaton Tools Stair Wizard will make you money. If the stairs are not carpet you'll save time, make more money and probably do a finer job. As with any precision tool, take care folding it up, don't over tighten the thumb screws, and I wouldn't chuck it into the back of my truck bed. We have build stairs for 30 years and the Stair Wizard cuts our time close to half.