5 Benefits of Stair Gauges

Stair gauges are gauge bolts that are attached to a framing square. It is a valuable tool in making stairs and also perfect for laying out rafters and stair stringers. Below are five benefits in using stair gauges.

1. Accuracy

Using stair gauges and a framing  squares enables you to make accurate measurements of your stair. Just by locking the stair gauges into a framing square you can make accurate repeated measurements of your stairs.

2. Ease of Use

Using stair gauges are easy. All you have to do is attach the stair gauges to a framing square, do a primary measurement that will serve as a guide and then tighten the square gauge bolts into place. Stair gauges are also equipped with sure-grip thumbscrews which are easy to attach to a square framing.

3. Durability

Stair gauges are commonly made of brass-plated steel or solid brass which makes it very durable. Brass stair gauges can last a lifetime with relatively no maintenance other than the occasional polishing.

4. Speeds Up the Stair Making Process

Using stair gauges enables you to accomplish your stairs project faster compared to manually measuring each stair steps.

5. Cheap and Available

Stair gauges are cheap and can be purchased at your local hardware store.