Very disappointed with this jig
Posted February 1, 2014
I bought this coping sled to save time and to not have to build my own. I was making a set of cabinets and wanted to use this sled to make the doors. After routing half of the stiles. The block the hold down clamp was mounted to loosened causing my work piece to com free - and ruined it. The block is made of very soft wood and the screws pulled right out. You need to hold the work piece down with some force so I don't understand this cheap design. I replace the block with a block of oak. The concept is good, the end result needs improvement and for around $60, I can make my own next time.
Posted October 31, 2013
The only regret I have about this tool is that I didn't buy one a long time ago.
Just received the coping sled and...
Posted September 25, 2013
Just received the coping sled and was surprise with the quality, which was below par. I was surprise that the stop blocks were made wood and not a phenolic material (or similar) like the base. The abrasive strip attached to the front block was peeling off when I received the tool. I'm fairly sure the tool will do the job but for $ I expected a little more.
Very good, safe design. Width of...
Posted July 24, 2013
Very good, safe design. Width of workpieces is limited to under 4". Also note that when the router bit cutting length is greater than the thickness of the workpiece, you may need to shim the workpiece so the router bit can clear the sled. Easy work around-not an issue with the design.
Gosh but this jig saved me...
Posted April 17, 2013
Gosh but this jig saved me lots of trouble with the wood moving slightly and avoiding the bit dip. It also worked great with smaller styles and rails. I fixed the bit eating the base by raising the bit a bit. Great time and wood saver.