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Best Chinese Tools Used to Build a Wooden Staircase

Best Chinese Tools Used to Build a Wooden Staircase: The right staircase will dramatically change a home’s look. Industry suppliers provide ready-to-use ones. A straight flight of stairs, on the other hand, is a DIY project that many homeowners can accomplish. Furthermore, building a staircase from scratch could be a more cost-effective option, especially if you have cheap tools which are of high quality. You can find high-quality and cheap tools from China and the Chinese tools market. You can also change the design of a staircase if you know how to build one and if you have the best Chinese tools.

It’s true that constructing stairs is difficult. However, we’ll show you how to calculate step dimensions, plan, cut stair stringers, and assemble the stair parts with the best Chinese tools. You won’t need to do any complicated measurements or calculations to sort it out (though your calculations must be correct!). These steps can be used to replace an existing set of stairs or to build new stairs.

Best Chinese Tools Required

  • Ronix 4318 Circular Saw
  • Ronix RH-9018 Tape Measure
  • Ronix 8012 Cordless Drill
  • Ronix RH-7213 Clamp
  • Ronix RH-4726 Hammer
  • Ronix RH-3621 Handsaw
  • Ronix RH-9720 Square
  • Ronix RH-9400 Spirit Level
  • Stair Gauge
  • Safety Glasses

Material Required

  • (3) 2×12 x 12 ft.
  • 2×6 x 12 in.
  • 3-in. deck screws
  • Decking for risers and treads

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Step-by-Step Guide to Staircase Building Using Best Chinese Tools

Step 1- Calculate the Total Height of the Deck Landing

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: RonixRH-9400 spirit level; Ronix RH-9018 Tape Measure.

  • Imagine a stair slope to get a good figure of a 40-degree slope and a landing point.
  • Using Recommended Ronix RH-9400 spirit level, level over to the landing point with a straight board on the deck.
  • With the help of Ronix RH-9018 Tape Measure, measure all the way down to the ground. “X” will be the stair’s estimated height.
Calculate the Total Height of the Deck Landing

Step 2- Calculating Risers Number

  • Divide “X” by seven inches (approximate stage height) and round the remainder up if it’s more than 5 or down if it’s less than 5.
  • This will provide you with how many risers there are. Riser height can be between 6-1/2 and 8 inches.
  • Re-divide “X” by eight and start again if the riser height is too short.

Step 3- Calculating Treads Number

  • Simply take one out from the total number of risers and subtract it.
  • As seen in Fig. B, there is always one tread less than risers.
  • The total run is then multiplied by 10-1/4-in., the perfect tread width for two 2x6s.
  • To find the exact landing spot, measure the distance from the deck. From here, you can calculate the exact stair height and the length of the stringer and skirt.

Step 4- Calculating the Exact Riser Height

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix RH-9720 Square

  • Calculate the exact total rise.
  • To determine the exact riser height, multiply the height (X) by the approximate number of risers.
  • The perfect range for the figure is between 6-1/2 and 8-inches.
  • If the riser height isn’t in this range, divide again after adding or removing a riser. Re-measure the exact height and divide again since this would change the number of treads and change the landing position.
  • Set out the first stringer using the exact riser and tread dimensions and the recommended Ronix RH-9720 Square, drawing a diagram to confirm the plan in your head.

Step 5- Laying out the Stairs

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix RH-7213 Clamp; Ronix RH-9720 Square

  • The stair gauges should be clamped to the carpenter’s square.
  • Use Ronix RH-7213 Clamp and clamp the riser gauge with the narrow part of the square and the 10-1/4 in. tread with the wider part.
  • To build steps, start by drawing on the outside of the square and sliding the square along until it reaches the last marked point.
  • This will result in the development of a stair stringer calculator.
  • Notice that the top tread is 3/4 inches shorter than the other treads in your layout. The bottom riser is 1-1/2 inches shorter than the rest.
Laying out the Stairs

Step 6- Removing Excess Material by Marking the Top and Bottom of the Stringer

  • Remove 3/4-inch of material from the top of the stringer to fit the missing top riser.
  • To remove the tread thickness, make a mark on the bottom of the stringer.

Step 7- To Ensure That Your Stair’s Rise and Run Are Correct, Test-Fit the Stringer

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix 4318 Circular Saw; Ronix RH-9400 Spirit Level

  • With Ronix 4318 circular saw, cut only the top and bottom of the stair stringer.
  • Place the stair stringer against the deck, see how it fits, and use Ronix RH-9400 spirit level to check the tread level.
  • Before cutting the rest of the stringers, make sure the first one fits well. You’ll be free to save the other two 2x10s if you make a mistake.
To Ensure That Your Stair’s Rise

Step 8- Notches Should Be Cut Out of the Stringers

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix 4318 Circular Saw; Ronix RH-3621 Hand Saw

  • Ronix 4318 circular saw can be used to cut the notches. 
  • To avoid weakening the stringers, stop cutting before you reach the corner of the notch and finish the cuts with Ronix RH-3621 hand saw.
  • Label and cut the two other notched stringers using the stair stringer as a model.
Notches Should Be Cut Out of the Stringers

Step 9- Establish a Firm Base at the Landing Point

  • Using the stringers as guides to position your landing after you’ve cut them.
  • A thin concrete slab, a small deck, or even a treated 2×12 graded in over a 6-inch gravel base may be used as the base.

Step 10- Develop a Pattern on the Skirt Boards by Tracing the Pattern

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix RH-9720 Square

  • On one of the skirt boards, outline the pattern.
  • With the carpenter’s RH-9720 square and gauges set to their original settings, redraw the top and bottom edges.
  • Break the top off so it’s level with overhanging deck boards’ bottoms and the lower end, so it’s only five inches high.
  • Stringers can be fastened to the skirts with 3-inch deck screws spaced every eight inches, alternating from the front and back.
  • For added protection, nail 2×4 supports flush with the middle stair stringer’s bottom on both sides.
Develop a Pattern on the Skirt Boards

Step 11- Connect the Skirt Boards to the Rim Joist

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix RH-9400 Spirit Level; Ronix 8012 Cordless Drill

  • Using Ronix RH-9400 level to draw two plumb lines to map the left and right positions for the skirts and horizontal lines to mark the top tread location when installing stair stringers.
  • Use 3-in. deck screws and Ronix 8012 cordless drill to secure the skirts to the bottom.
  • Screw three more deck screws into the back of the deck rim through the skirts, using Ronix 8012 cordless screwdriver drill.
  • Two deck screws are used to secure the middle stringer to the rim.
Connect the Skirt Boards to the Rim Joist

Step 12- 2×6 Supporting Pieces Should Be Attached

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix 8012 Cordless Drill

  • With two deck screws into each board, use the cordless drill to screw a 2×6 bottom tread into the stringers’ backside width.
  • With four deck screws into the bottom and four more into the 2×6 bottom tread, screw two upright handled 2×6 bottom tread to the backside of the rim and into the horizontal 2×6 bottom tread.
2x6 Supporting Pieces Should Be Attached

Step 13- Check the Squareness of the Stair Assembly

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix RH-9720 Square

  • Square the stairs by “cross-taping” the assembly and rotating it back and forth until the measurements are similar, then nail on the bottom riser with three 8d galvanized nails into all stringers. (The bottom riser will probably have to be ripped to fit)
Check the Squareness of the Stair Assembly

Step 14- Place the Risers and DIY Stair Treads on top of the Riser

Best Chinese Tools Required in This Step: Ronix 8012 Cordless Drill; Ronix RH-4726 Hammer

  • Screw on the two 2×6 bottom treads after nailing on the second riser frame, leaving a 1/4-in. space between the boards.
  • To build up and get to the top of the stairs, use the Ronix RH-4726 hammer and nail on the next riser, then the next tread, and so on.
Place the Risers and DIY Stair Treads

Photo and Text Reference: https://www.familyhandyman.com/project/how-to-build-stairs-deck/


How much will it cost to build a staircase?
On average, it costs almost $2000 to build a staircase. The project can also cost less than $500 and more than $5000.

Why are Ronix tools regarded as the best Chinese tools in this blog?
Since Ronix-branded hand tools and power tools are of high quality and they are versatile enough to be used in various projects.

Is it hard to build a staircase according to this instruction?
There is nothing hard about building a staircase; if you have basic carpentry skills, this guide is easy for you to follow.


Best Chinese Tools Used to Build a Wooden Staircase: There are many staircase building instructions on the internet. You can choose the one which is more appropriate for you. I hope this instruction has been of great help to you.


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Chloé Malraux

My name is Chloé Malraux. I am 28 years old. I have spent my studies in the field of the French language, literature, and civilization at the doctoral level at the Sorbonne nouvelle- Paris 3 University. At the Institut de Design d'Intérieur in boulevard Malesherbes, I took Interior Design Courses. I am interested in redoing the house, small renovations, and home repairs and changing the decoration with the help of light tools and my creative ideas.

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