Angled stair railing can be tricky to measure and install. Commonly the standard stair angle varies between 30º and 45º. Egress stairs have a shallower angle around 30-35 degrees while industrial stairs have steeper angles ranging from 40 to 70 degrees. We have a handy stair angle chart listed below for a more visual representation of how to measure stair railing angles. If using angle washers like our HAAS Stainless Angle Washer, choose the angle washer with the angle that most closely matches your stairs.

The handrail height should be at least 34 inches and not more than 38 inches. In the United States, stairways should be at least 36 inches wide, measured at all points above the handrail height and below the required headroom height. The minimum stair riser height is 4 inches, and minimum tread depth is 10 inches. Every landing should be at least 36 inches wide, measured in the direction of travel, and the width of the landing should not be less than the width of the stairway. For more information, visit the NACHI for deeper details on stairs!  

Stair Tread Width Stair Riser Height Angle or Slope
12-1/2" 5" 22 degrees
12/1-4" 5-1/4" 23 degrees
12" 5-1/2" 24 degrees
11-3/4" 5-3/4" 26 degrees
11-1/2" 6" 27 degrees
11-1/4" 6-1/4" 29 degrees
11" 6-1/2" 30 degrees
10-3/4" 6-3/4" 32 degrees
10-1/2" 7" 33 degrees
10-1/4" 7-1/4" 35 degrees
10" 7-1/2" 36 degrees
9-3/4" 7-3/4" 38 degrees
9-1/2" 8" 40 degrees
Do you have a project around the house that requires suspension or support? Maybe you’ve heard of rigging products like cable, shackles, turnbuckles, and thimbles, but how do they all go together? We made this tutorial to help you understand how to build your first static cable assembly. These concepts overlap in other rigging assemblies, so if you’re new to rigging projects, this video will be a great place to start.

Shop our HAAS Stainless steel cable (available in 1/8” and 3/16”), and you’ll find all the turnbuckles, swage fittings, and post protectors you need for your project. We also provide the marking templates, swage tools, and cable cutters that will make your project as easy as possible.

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Have you ever wondered how to correctly install wire rope clips and what the phrase "Never saddle a dead horse." means? In this blog you will find informative video explaining these things.

If you are seeking information on the proper installation of wire rope clips, please checkout this blog explaining different wire rope clips and the different environments in which each wire rope clip is best suited.

We've made a helpful how-to video explaining E-Rigging's thimble offering. Checkout this blog for more information on different types of thimbles its usage.

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