Stair Step Treads and A Bull Nose Bit

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Forum topic by Rushman posted 10-04-2009 12:40 PM 2233 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2009 12:40 PM

I am in the process of replacing 8 stair steps.( for a friend ) I ordered a bull nose bit for 1 inch material. I held it up to the steps at my house and to my surprise it does not totally fit the shape on the edge of the step. I am assuming then that after I shape the front of the tread, with the bit that I will have do some type of round over at the top and bottom of the tread to blend it in. Is this the normal way to do the steps?


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#1 posted 10-05-2009 03:05 AM

I just finished up putting treads on my stairs. The treads came with a bullnose on the front but where they were cut to fit the stairway, the sides were left with a sharp edge. I used a 1/2” roundover bit to put a matching bullnose on the sides of the tread and match it with the front. The tread that I put in was 1 1/8” thick so I had a flat spot in the middle to run the bearing on when rounding over both sides of the tread. A little hand sanding blended it right in with the bullnose profile.

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