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Tread-Saw™ MODEL 20

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 your shop. The Tread-Saw™ Model 20 uses PLC technology to automatically cut treads to fit your stairs. Simple operation requires minimal training.

  • Load board
  • Press Cycle
  • Machine will automatically clamp the board
  • Machine will then cut the end of your tread to accommodate the application of a tread return
  • Dual clamps automatically release the board
  • Operator removes the board
  • Repeat for next board.


  • Positive clamping (will not move during cuts)
  • Hard stops for board end and board edge
  • Simple operator controls (Power and Cycle)
  • Open table design accommodates cuts for retreads
  • Easy loading and unloading of material by operator
  • Compact footprint for small locations
  • Simple head adjustments to accommodate blade sharpening


  • Minimal operator training
  • PLC control
  • Pneumatic clamping power
  • Does not require programming
  • Standard 8″, 10″ & 14″ blades
  • Heavy duty steel construction


  • Footprint w/o Overhang…….. 43” x 34”
  • Height w/cover down…………. 103”
  • Weight……………………………… 1500 lbs
  • Motor Power Required………. 208-220VAC 3PH 30A
  • Control Power Required…….. 115VAC 1PH 15A
  • Air Required…………………….. 80 psi clean and dry
  • Blade Size………………………… 8″, 10″ & 14″ Diameters
  • Footprint w/o Overhang : 43” x 34”
  • Height w/cover down : 103”
  • Weight : 1500 lbs
  • Motor Power Required : 208-220VAC 3PH 30A
  • Control Power Required : 115VAC 1PH 15A
  • Air Required : 80 psi clean and dry
  • Blade Size : 8″, 10″ & 14″ Diameters

How It Works, Tread-Saw™ Model 20

Our machines run on 208-220 volt 3 phase service to run motors. We also require 120 volt service for control and 80 psi clean and dry compressed air. All our machines operate under electrical control with pneumatic clamping.Cut your tread boards in preparation for applying your tread returns. Adjust the length of scrap, depth of nosing and angle for return. Once things are set repeating the same tread return cuts over and over again requires no adjustment. Get consistent cuts enabling you to easily fabricate the treads you need when you need them. This tread saw is a fully automatic tread return up-cut saw.


Tread-Saw™ Model 20 Data Sheet (44.2 KB PDF)
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