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Woodpeckers Coping Sled  162691
Woodpeckers Coping Sled  162691Woodpeckers Coping Sled
Woodpeckers Coping Sled
Highland Item # 162691

Price : $149.99
Out of stock. Woodpeckers working at reduced capacity. Delivery delayed.


Detailed Description

Woodpeckers Coping Sled

Routing the cope cut on the end of a rail is one of the most challenging parts of making a frame and panel door. You're routing across the end grain of a long thin board and it's difficult to hold the board so you can rout accurately and safely. That is exactly what the Woodpeckers Coping Sled is for!


The Woodpeckers Coping Sled clamps your workpiece against the fence from both the side and the top so that there's no risk of movement. Even with all that clamping power, the top plate and clamping beam adjust easily so you won't spend a lot of time adjusting for different size workpieces. In fact, it holds stock up to 5-1/2" wide by 1-1/2" thick without budging.


Once your router table fence is set up even with the bearing on the cope bit1, routing the cope on your stile is easy. Put a 3/4" spacer block between the base of the coping sled and the fence, then adjust the clear guide fence flush with the router table fence. Once set up, the clear guide fence serves as both guide and safety shield. As it guides the coping sled against the jig, it keeps chips from flying in your face and lets you see the cutting action.

For best results, use a sacrificial block behind your workpiece. It will prevent blowout as the router bit passes through the back side of the workpiece. With the Woodpeckers Coping Sled, this piece isn't a proprietary part you'll have to buy over and over. You can just use a piece of scrap.

It's not just for cope cuts!

While the coping Sled is designed to cut copes on door rails, that's not the only thing it can do. You can use it to make tenons, lap joints or any other end-grain cut.

Includes step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions. You can also download them below.

Made in the U.S.A.

Additional Information

Download instruction manual for Coping Sled


1. Setting up your router table fence is easy. Just place a straightedge - maybe even a Woodpeckers Straightedge - on the front face of your router table fence and adjust the fence until the bearing of the cope bit is even with the straightedge.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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