Cordes designs and manufactures highly functional
and cost effective stair building equipment for wood stair
We have been building stair equipment since 1973 and built the
world’s first true CNC stair stringer router in 1987 which is still in
operation. Our stair equipment is built to last.
Through the years we have listened to you the stair builder
about how to make stair equipment like our stair router, wedge
cutter and kerfing saw more functional. We listened; and we are
building the best stair equipment available today. More
recently we have added a stair clamp, tread return saw, panel clamp and a stair-template to
our product line.
Have a look at our stair equipment and feel free to call us. We
would be pleased to send you pricing for all our stair machines.
For data sheets on a specific piece of equipment or to watch a video of a
machine running just click on the item to the left.
Our videos and data sheets are located at the bottom of the page for each
Our Stair-Rout™ CNC stair stringer router used for box stair construction is
fully automatic with no setup time. The stair router is designed
for use by a low skill operator to rout box stair stringers or
open stringers with a 45º cut for mating with a riser. A
stair builder like you will work in fractions and so does our
stair stringer router. Just match the numbers on the computer
screen to the numbers on your box stair work orders and press
start. You can also use our stair stringer router for other
configurations including no riser stairs, pocket stairs, slanted
risers, open stringers and extreme run sizes. Everything is done with just the
push of a button. There is nothing to setup, just enter the rise
& run and press start.
The Wedgit™ automatic wedge cutter speaks for itself. This tried
and true 3rd generation wedge machine cuts wedges without an
attendant. Change wedge cutter angle and wedge
cutter thickness on-the-fly. A low skill operator has a choice
of wedge cutting length and board thickness. The wedge saw is
capable of 5" up to 11" wedge lengths. This is a single blade
wedge saw with a full 2 HP wedge sawing capacity. Consume entire
boards when making wedges, no scrap. This wedge saw
is a stand alone/work alone wedge cutter, just load the hopper
and press run.
Kerf cut your riser boards for ¼ round bullnose and ½ round
bullnose steps with the Kerf-It™ automatic kerf cutter. Adjust
the depth of kerf cut or spacing between kerf cuts with just the
turn of a knob. Of course repeating the same kerf cuts over and
over again requires no adjustment. Get consistent kerf cuts
enabling you to easily bend solid wood boards to any radius
bullnose or bowed riser. This starter step saw is a fully automatic kerfing
Now you can assemble box stairs quickly and accurately with the
Stair-Clamp™. This dedicated use stair clamp can be used by one
or two operators to clamp and hold stringers, treads and risers
in place while glue, wedges and nails are added. Built with
steel plate and steel tubing its heavy duty design is intended to last a
lifetime. This rock solid design will clamp stairs with ease. Now you can have true and square
clamping to assemble perfect box stairs every time.
The Tread-Saw™ automatic tread return saw is great way to cut
your costs when fabricating finished treads with returns. Our design integrates
three up-cut saw blades to give you accurate trimming of your stair treads in
preparation for nailing or gluing tread returns for finished stair treads.
This easy to load and unload tread saw will cut stair treads fast and with high
quality. Our simple to use design will allow almost anyone to cut stair
treads for accepting the tread return component of your finished stair treads. This
stand alone machine has a small footprint and will fit in almost any part of
Want to glue up your own stair treads?
Now you can with the Panel Clamp-It™ machine. Fabricating panels
and stair tread blanks has never been easier. Our stand alone panel or
tread clamp will compress your planks of wood and allow you to apply glue and
pipe clamps for true and accurate panels and treads. Assemble tread blanks quickly and accurately. This rock solid design will clamp
tread blanks with ease. This tread clamp was conceptualized by active
stair builders and then designed and built by Cordes Machine so that you can have true and square
clamping to assemble perfect tread blanks for your stairs in
your own shop.
The latest addition to our product line is a Stair-Template™ for hand routing
stair stringers either in your shop or in the field. This easy to use and
inexpensive option for hand routing stair stringers using our modern day stair
jig (now called a stair template) has brought back the art of
hand building stairs. Designed by stair builders and built using modern
equipment you have the best of both worlds, a highly functional tool that is
built to last. Please don't miss out on purchasing your own stair template
call us today.
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