How to remove a handrail
If you are replacing the handrail on your staircase, the old handrail can now be removed.
Removing the handrail is simply a case of cutting through at either end, near to the newel posts, using a fine toothed hand saw. It is advisable to have someone to help steady the rail as you cut through and to support the cut end. Temporarily placing a removed spindle (and baserail offcut) at each end may offer additional support as you cut.
Beware of any fixing that may have been used as you cut through.