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Acorn Stair Lift Review

Founded in 1992, Acorn has been a leader in straight stair lift design. Though not the least expensive stair lift manufacturer on the market, Acorn's stair lifts are also not the most expensive. Consumers looking for a straight stair lift should consider Acorn, especially if this stair lift meets an individuals' criteria and budget.

About Acorn Lifts:

Acorn makes only one stair lift model called, the Acorn Superglide Model 120, which is designed for straight stairways only. For outdoor staircases this model is also available and is specially sealed for outdoor use.

Acorn Stair Lifts - available on Amazon

Lifetime Warranty Maintenance
free battery power
Easy to use joystick and remote control
Smooth start/stop action

Priced from: $3699

Indoor/outdoor stair lifts:

Because Acorn designs both indoor and outdoor stair lifts one can take advantage, if desired, of installing (or having installed by Acorn) both an inside and an outside stair lift at the same time at a reduced price. Typically the cost of an outdoor stair lift is more due to the additional weather proofing necessary.

To determine pricing and rail size, one must take the necessary measurements, which for starters, includes counting the actual stairs. If one has 20 steps, for example, that is approximately 20 feet. However, more precise measuring is necessary, and this includes 4 different measurements to determine the railing length and components necessary. To learn about Acorn's stair lifts visit their website.

Acorn Stairlift Cost:

For Acorn's standard indoor stairlift, this includes 15.5 foot of standard railing an individual would be look to spend from $2,500 to $3,000, (self installed).

Outdoor stairlift with 15.5 foot of standard railing, (self installed) $2800 to $3,200.

Professional installation for a standard stair lift costs around $600. There is a discounted price to install more than one stair lift.

How to Install an Acorn Lift:

There are two ways to install. (1) Acorn sends out a company trained installer, for a fee; or (2) You do it yourself

To self install not much is needed:

  • Power drill
  • Screw driver
  • Wrench

What to Install - A standard sized Acorn Superglide comes with 16-screws which get drilled into the step to mount the railing. The seat and carriage also need to be put together.

Installation Time - For a trained installer this can take from 1.5 to 3 hours. For a handy individual it might take longer, but because the stair lift is shipped with good instructions most people are on par with a professional.

Why/Why not Acorn:

Key factors to use in determining which stair lift to buy:

  • warranty
  • history of repair problems
  • maintenance
  • does the stair lift function and meet your needs and expectations

With Acorn, a number of factors are impressive. Here they are:

  • This company focuses only on stair lifts
  • Acorn offers the best warranty in the industry
  • Company makes Reliable stair lifts (0.03% breakdown; the lowest in the industry)
  • Offer indoor/outdoor lifts that are quality
  • One can choose (it's an accessory, not standard) the sit and stand frame. This enables the user to ascend/descend the stairs in either the usual seated position or to stand on the footrest, whilst holding onto a special folding steady/security bar for stability

How is Acorn Superglide Stair Lift Designed?

  • Includes a Lifetime Warranty
  • Includes DC power; 2-12 volt batteries (maintenance free)
  • Lockable isolation switch
  • Swivel Seat
  • Includes Easy to use joystick operation
  • Digital status display
  • Smooth start/stop action Fold-up seat & footrest
  • Infra-red remote controls
  • Safety cut-out sensors
  • Electronic and mechanical braking systems
  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • 294 lb weight capacity (350 lb available)
  • Designed for simple installation


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