Mine was a small job and I thought I needed solid balusters, but hollow is definitely the way to go. I have a metal chop saw, and ended up cutting both ends to center the decorative parts. Solid would have been a real challenge and time consuming. Hollow are very sturdy and the end result was beautiful. I’m sure this could be done with an angle grinder, but hacksaw would take a while, even if they are hollow. I’d use this install as an excuse to buy a new metal cutting tool. :-)
This stair baluster are of great quality and the price is better than the local major stores. It also looks good and it was shipped in a timely fashion.
Twist Series 1/2" Square x 44"H Double Basket Single Twist Hollow Iron Baluster (9004)
I ordered 38 of these. Upon receipt, I looked them over to ensure there were no defects. Unfortunately, 20 of them had significant defects in the finish. I tried to contact customer service and received no responses after multiple attempts. I’ll be forced to find a way to hide the defects. I wouldn’t recommend buying these.