Stair Stringer Cuts For Treads Not Exact

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Old 09-22-15, 06:19 AM
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Stair Stringer Cuts For Treads Not Exact

I was cutting a stair stringer with a saber saw and the cut did not come out exactly square. The treads are the proper distance apart vertical and each tread rests on the stringer at the proper level without rocking but a tread actually touches the stringer in only a few spots with a (horizontal) gap ranging up to 3/32 inch underneath.

Is it okay to use the stringer this way anyway where the tread and stringer wood will compress a tad over time although still not eliminate the gap completely?

Similar question: The ends of studs for framing a wall did not come out exactly square. The stud fits snugly but there is still a thin gap at the top cap and sole plate. Can these studs be used as-is anyway?
 
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I think you will be OK as long as the treads rest solid without rocking.

I always cut stringers with a circular saw and finish out the corners with a hand saw or jig saw.
 
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Would adding an adhesive to the top of the stringer cut make up for the areas where it is low?
 
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Good thought, Mark. I agree.
 
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Use construction adhesive, it will take up the voids.
 
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Old 09-23-15, 10:55 AM
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The construction adhesive looks like a good gap filler to use. Thanks.
 
 

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