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Hi all,
I was sent over here from the Hardwood Flooring Talk forum. I'm an English guy living in the US and reside in Northern VA. I do tiling, kitchens, bathrooms etc but have never had cause to need a router and have never used one in the past.

In the next few weeks I'm starting to lay my hardwood floor in the 1st floor of my house, just short of 800ft of solid Acacia wood thats 3/4 x 4 3/4.The price of the pre-manufactured stair nosing is so damn expensive that i thought i would have a go at making my own, add the tools needed to my collection and still save money!

I was looking at the big box stores but wasn't sure what to get. I'd prefer a small table rather than using a hand held and have a fondness for Dealt and Bosch tools

Any help on what to buy would be appreciated and then i can move n to how to make the actual stair nosing!

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Welcome to the forum Simon . I'm sure the experts will jump in soon

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Welcome Simon...

You will likely berecommended the Bosch 1617evspk for table and plunge...comes with both bases.

Lots of accessories available...

If you're going to buy a table I suggest looking at the Bosch RA1181... DIY will not take much to build...

If table only take a look at the Triton...

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Welcome Simon,
You want to buy something that will be useful for other projects that come up down the road. To me, that means a combination plunge/fixed base router setup like this one.
Bosch 120-Volt 3-1/2 in. Corded Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit-1617EVSPK - The Home Depot

General opinion around here seems to be that you can't do better than Bosch in this size range. I think you can easily make your stair nosing without a router table by clamping the board to something sturdy and routing one end at a time. If you want a table anyway, I'm thinking you want something small and portable enough to take to jobsites. I don't have experience to offer there because my table is mounted in a wing of my table saw. A little practice on some scrap and you'll be making fine stair nosing in no time.

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Hello and welcome to the router forum.Simon

Looking forward to your participation.
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If you like DeWalt look at DW618....comes in 3 base kit i.e. fixed, plunge, and D handle.
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Welcome Simon. I was faced with the same issue when I laid my bamboo floor down. The nosings were going to cost almost as much as I paid for the rest of the floor. You can round the noses with either of these 2 bits. I recoomend doing it on a table but it's not impossible freehand. It isn't something I would recommend to a novice just the same.
Freud Roundover Router Bits - justfreud.com You would use this bit on either side of the board.
Freud 82-512 3/8" Radius (3/4" Bull Nose Height) Bull Nose Router Bit With Bearing (1/2" Shank) This bit does it in one pass but will often leave very small fillets that need to be sanded out. Usually the nose will need a little sanding anyway so that usually is not a big deal. This bit must be used with a fence or edge guide.

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Fantastic info, thanks everyone, will read up and research and keep looking at the thread
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Hi all, ... Welcome Simon...

1.... have never had cause to need a router and have never used one in the past.
2.... i thought i would have a go at making my own, add the tools needed to my collection and still save money!
3.... I'd prefer a small table rather than using a hand held and have a fondness for Dealt and Bosch tools

Any help on what to buy would be appreciated and then i can move n to how to make the actual stair nosing!

Thanks

1.... it will take several post put I will attach a ''few'' PDF's on router safety, use and and maintenance...
2.... will you be adding the nosing or making the whole tread...
will the nosing be for other places/accents than the stairs..
if your flooring is solid wood will you be using that for your nosing...
3.... Nick has the plan for table...
the DW618 was just featured in a couple threads which say the 618 in a table isn't such a good plan...
I'm all Bosch when it comes to routers...

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real work horse...
last long time...
protects my bottom line...

I think/believe Bosch to be an outstanding company... they seem to always man up to any found problems in a heartbeat... quite unlike most of the other tool manufactures/companies...
I have a lot of their tools...and I mean a lot... I started using Bosch in the late 70's... since then, they've have proven themselves dependable and have yet to let me down... Bosch has come through, within reason, to my benefit...
less down time, less hassles, less additional monies spent, longevity, planned obsolesce isn't an issue and less all around grief... they have proven that they have a cost effective track record and products over and over again...
if you don't mind mediocre and disposable along with the associated trials and tribulations.... buy "other" I'll stay with Bosch... I've learned my lessons...
Everything may not be always a bed of roses but Bosch sure seems to bust their butt to clear or deal with of as many of the thorns as possible so you don't have to......

PDF's on the way...
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