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Smooth-running sled ensures perfectly square coped rail ends with virtually zero tear-out.

Rockler Rail Coping Sled

Item #
52149
Rating:
94% of 100
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Rockler Rail Coping Sled

If you're building cope-and-stick doors and drawer fronts, our new Rail Coping Sled will be an indispensable helpmate. With its smooth-sliding phenolic base, and sturdy toggle clamp holding your stock firmly against the fence, your rails will travel unwaveringly past the cutter for the cleanest, squarest cuts you can imagine. Particularly with drawer fronts, which sometimes use very narrow rails, the sled prevents parts from dipping in too deep and keeps your hands safely out of harm's way. A sacrificial block can be attached to the fence to prevent endgrain blowout, while an abrasive strip prevents the workpiece from wandering. Unlike many jigs that use the miter slot, our sled uses only the fence as a reference, so there is no need to waste time aligning the miter slot parallel with the fence. In addition, the coping sled has been redesigned so that the reference edge is a separate clear guide rail elevated 2'' above the table, meaning there is no risk of cutting into the sled.


Features:
  • New, taller round handles allow a firm, comfortable grip from any angle of approach
  • Smooth-sliding 3/8'' thick phenolic base stays rigid and flat when toggle clamp pressure is applied
  • Toggle clamp features easy, tool-free adjustments and one-handed operation
  • Clear, elevated guide runs against fence, offering a large, smooth-running reference edge without having to cut into the sled
  • Clear guide runs 2'' above the table, so it works with most router table fences on the market (all Rockler and Bench Dog fences)
  • Sacrificial block is easily replaceable to accommodate different profiles
  • Maximum workpiece dimension is 5'' wide x 1-1/4'' thick
(1) Sled Base
(1) Fixed Fence
(1) Adjustable Fence
(1) Lever Clamp
(1) Sacrificial Piece
(1) Front Handle
(1) Rear Handle
(2) 1'' Round Knob
(1) 4-Star Knob
(2) Large Washer
(4) Small Washer
(2) Spacer
(1) 5/16''-18 TPI x 1'' T-Slot Bolt
(1) 5/16''-18 TPI x 1-1 ⁄2'' T-Slot Bolt
(3) 5/16''-18 TPI x 2-1 ⁄2'' T-Slot Bolt
(4) Cap Nut
(4) 1-3 ⁄4'' Mounting Screws
(2) #8 x 1-3 ⁄4'' Wood Screws
(1) Abrasive Strip
(1) Manual
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 4.8500
Technical Documents Rockler Rail Coping Sled Instructions
Outlet No
Type Rail Coping
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Great tool for the price. Will last many years to come.
Great addition to the cabinet shop. Wish the deck would allow a little wider material, but for making end cuts on stiles it is a must and it works great!!!
February 10, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great
Very stable and easy to customize if you need it. I just used it to make a few small boxes (to cut rabbits) and it made the job fast and easy. Roy
January 27, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rail coping sled
Works great. Very easy to use.
January 21, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Great jig
Performed perfectly will get more productivity with better quality
December 22, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great value, my joints were perfect.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great
I’ve had very a very good experience with this item. It works great for cutting stile and rails.
December 7, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great
December 1, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to use and very accurate!
I would definitely recommend.
November 25, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Super tool, easily assembled and very functional.
Makes the job go faster, neater, and safer. Should had this tool a long time ago.
November 20, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great sled
Does what you need it to do.
November 17, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I will use this to make the rails for cabinet doors. This will be a safer way to hold the rails in place.
James F on Feb 22, 2019
arthritis pain tired of holding down with fingers
duane c on Feb 17, 2019
I will use this to make the rails for cabinet doors. This will be a safer way to hold the rails in place.
James F on Feb 22, 2019
Making a lot of doors so this will help with the rails and be more accurate.
Doug W on Feb 18, 2019
arthritis pain tired of holding down with fingers
duane c on Feb 17, 2019
I think this will increase the accuracy when I am coping joints.
Kirtland B on Feb 15, 2019
Building cabinet doors read a lot of good things about this coping sled
Broc G on Feb 12, 2019
practical use
Nicholas Rostas G on Feb 12, 2019
since I'm new at coping I figured that this device would help me in making a more precise cut
Benny G on Feb 8, 2019
better routing on edges of boards
Scott N on Feb 6, 2019
To be able to do a better job
Dave E on Feb 6, 2019
Because I want to make 18 shaker-style cabinet doors for the cabinets in my dining room and this product was highly-rated. Also, the instructional video on Rockler's website was very helpful in illustrating how this product should be used used and it said using this product would reduce the likelihood of tear-out, which I would like to avoid. I also like that this product will make me feel safer while using my router table.
Peter K on Feb 2, 2019
Brilliant
joanna o on Feb 1, 2019
Make job easier.
Charles F on Feb 1, 2019
Working on a bath vanity and will start new kitchen cabinet doors this spring. Looking for easy clean cut on the end of the rail.
David M on Feb 1, 2019
Nice and safe
Lon S on Jan 31, 2019
needed to finish a project
Michael M on Jan 17, 2019
I am making some raised panel doors for a cabinet and was looking for a coping sled to guarantee good clean edges for my doors. Reviews were good on this item and the price is very reasonable.
Joseph L on Jan 13, 2019
I am building some custom cabinets and wanted a cleaner cope on my rails.
Joshua S on Jan 12, 2019
good value
DANTE B on Jan 11, 2019
features
Daniel M on Jan 9, 2019
Just needed a coping sled and this was what I was looking for.
Wayne on Jan 9, 2019
Safe to use, keeps hands and fingers out of the way.
KEITH A. K on Jan 9, 2019
A well designed tool that will replace my homemade jig. If you build cabinet doors and use a router table for this process, this is a must-have.
Richard S on Jan 7, 2019
tired of near misses with the fingers and the older I get the closer to my fingers I come.
Gerald H on Dec 29, 2018
After I put a lovely ogee across my palm from making a picture frame I decided maybe a sled would be a prudent choice.
STEVE S on Dec 25, 2018
Safety & Accuracy
Thomas L on Dec 16, 2018
Hold the rails in place. Frees up the hands to work the sled and if it helps with the tear out I m all for that even with a backer board.
sheldon s on Dec 16, 2018
I build doors
James R on Dec 15, 2018
best price and quality product
paul m on Dec 15, 2018
quality
Joe B on Dec 15, 2018
gotta make 4 raised panel cabinet doors
George J S on Dec 14, 2018
Help with rails and styles
Robert Z on Nov 20, 2018
Price was right. Needed something to hold the rails (as I routed the ends) on some cabinet doors I was making and holding them against a wood block just wasn't working. Probably safer also.
Rodger R on Nov 18, 2018
Control small pieces on router table
Henry Y on Nov 11, 2018
Price is right, perfect for my needs
Eric Iacovissi I on Nov 9, 2018
My husband asked for it as a gift
Denise M on Nov 9, 2018
My husband requested it for a gift.
Ron B on Nov 5, 2018
i need an upgrade
pedro F on Nov 4, 2018
to better hold the stiles for making the tongue
JOHN D S on Oct 29, 2018
On sale and I needed it. Was using a homemade version that was difficult to use.
Lonnie D on Aug 2, 2018
Quality
Bob F on Aug 1, 2018
Making kitchen cabinets for my daughter and I thought I’d make my life easier. Old days, I’d grit my teeth and hope for the best.
Mark T on Jul 29, 2018
useful, safe tool at a great price.
Joseph P on Jul 29, 2018
Great price
Good reviews
David H on Jul 27, 2018
I'm ready to make some raised panel doors and I recently saw that woodsmith recommended it.
Keith T on Jul 27, 2018
I NEED IT
Tom T on Jul 25, 2018
High quality with good reviews. Less expensive than the Woodpecker equivalent.
Tony D on Jul 23, 2018
Just wanted
Larry G on Jul 22, 2018
Looked like a tool to have :)
David S on Jul 16, 2018
Need it for kitchen cabinet project.
Tony C on Jul 15, 2018
for the safety provided during router operations.
A C on Jul 14, 2018
Making a lot of doors so this will help with the rails and be more accurate.
Doug W on Feb 18, 2019
I think this will increase the accuracy when I am coping joints.
Kirtland B on Feb 15, 2019
I have the original version which I have not used yet. Do anyone with the original sled original have a solution for this problem, so that the sled can be used for more than one rail setup?
Dave B on Feb 25, 2016
Does anyone have the previous version (without the clear guide) and also have this new version? Or has anyone been able to upgrade the old one to prevent cutting into the sled? I'm on the fence about whether to buy a 2nd coping sled just to get the function of the clear guide... Thanks!
A shopper on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I second what the previous person said. I also had the previous version (with the problem of the bit cutting into the sled base). Even though I was reluctant to buy the second one, it was well worth it. I wish Rockler had worked out all the bugs before I bought the first one, but I gotta admit that the new sled is a great product and well worth it. It took me about 10 minutes to set up and I was ready to roll. The very first pass made a rail with a perfect fit. Great design.
What is the exact distance from the center of the guide bar under the sled to the right edge of the sled base?
Grumpy on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no guide bar under the sled. The sled rides against the fence, thus making it usable with any router table with a fence.
Will this work on a kreg table ?
A shopper on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have benchtop Kreg table. It works but it seems to work with any table because it does not have anything on the bottom to be put into table track. The bottom is simply flat. You should keep it moving along the fence by hands while routing. Acutally I would prefer to have a sliding bar or something else on the bottom of the sled to put it into table track and to make sure it is not "pushed" away from fence by router bit. I did not pay attention to that when placed order. Figured it out only when received the sled. Anyway it is a nice help in workshop but not ideal because of the mentioned above.
what are the physical dimensions of this sled?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The base is 12 1/2" long by 7 3/4 wide. The clear guide that runs along the router fence extends another inch passed the base and is 16 inches long at its widest point.
On the Rockler Rail Coping Sled the sacrifial piece, I assume you need one for each type of bit you use? Instructions aren't clear at all on this point. Thanks
Jack H on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for pointing this out. Being a newbie to sleds, I probably would have figured this out when my second set-up kept having tear outs.
When doing rail ends can you use the sacrifial piece over and over if using same bit?
John M on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can however it would not do what it was intended to do after one use. the purpose of the "sacrifice" peice is to help aid in tare-out at the end of your rail end. You have to reposition the sacrifice piece each pass you perform until it has been "used up". I would'nt use the sacrifice piece once it is about 1/2 of its size for safety reasons. Basically you have to cut the sacrifice piece perpendicular to the flat after the router bit makes a cut in it. Do this for each pass till it is about halt its original size. Then discard it or use it for something else. Hope this help. -Chris
Is the fixed fence removable as to add a second toggle clamp to hold the sacrificial block?
Ed in NJ on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No need to do that - and I think that would undermine a lot of the designed in functionality.

There are 2 horizontal holes through the fixed fence that allows you to put screws into the side of the sacrificial block to hold it in place.
Can the threaded clamp head be removed and replaced with a smaller diameter head for use on smaller than 2 inch stock as was mentioned in previous post? My ongoing project uses 3/4 or 1 inch wide stock and the larger head would not clear the holding bar
Gilly on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would think so. I've had the same problem and that's a good idea. You can always put a piece of stock the same thickness behind it to accomplish the same thing. That also can prevent blowout
Is this sled compatible with my jet 3 hp shaper?
Willy3 on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure, as long as you have a good fence to go against it works great
will this work with a bosch ra 1181 router table?
Jeff L on Mar 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Jeff I purchased this item about 2 years ago. I have the same router table and it works great.
I have no regrets with my purchase. :)
Regarding " the reference edge is a separate clear guide rail elevated 2'' above the table"...is this the TOP or the BOTTOM of the guide rail that is 2" above the table? How thick is the reference edge? Trying to gage if this is compatible with my current router fence, or if I'll need to make a new face for it to use with this jig.
Jeff R on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Jeff I don't have the sled with me as I answer your question but the guide is 1/8" to 3/16" thick and I think it is 2" to the top. I use it on both my shaper and router table. The feence on my table is 3-1/2" tall.
I hope this helps
What is the best way to square the fence on the Rockler table so that it is parallel with travel direction of the sled?
Chris C on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The machine doesn't depend on a straight cut like a table side with a blade that travels in a fixed direction. It' been my experience that square doesn't matter, only the distance that the work is held in relationship to the bit. It could be at any angle and do the same job equally as perfect whether the fence was square or not. Do you have an application that doesn't work this way?
Does anyone have a dimension from the bottom of the sled to the top of the clear piece that rides against the router table fence?
Nicki T on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The answer to this question is 2 -1/16 inches
Can this be modified to work with slightly thicker stock (1.5")? How about slightly wider stock (5.5")? The specs say max thickness is 1.25" and max width is 5".
Steve S on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you take the clear plexiglas top off you could put taller stock into it. I can’t see an easy way to mount wider stock.
Can the height of the "clear guide" by adjusted up or down, (with washers, perhaps?) in case it comes up against a fence's T-track?
Maxwell H on Feb 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can be however you would need to change the special t head bolt and use washers to raise the plastic fence. To lower it you would have to change the spacer size. I have used this many times and it’s performance has been successful.
what is easiest way for setting up router bit allowing for 3/8" sled base?
Keith T on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ricklers routerbit set automatically set at 3/8 so it is a no brainer. Be sure to take all measurements off the top of the sled base
The instructions don't mention the abrasive strip. The exploded view seems to indicate it goes between the adjustable fence and the work piece, presumably with the abrasive side towards the work piece. Am I correct? I'm new to this kind of product, so I don't take anything for granted.
John P on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you are correct. The abrasive strip goes on the inside edge of the adjustable fence that is used to hold the wood you are routing against the sacrificial piece. And it should be on the inside edge so it provides tension to the wood you are holding in place.
Will this sled work with my Bench Dog Router Cabinet?
Richard S on Oct 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it's universal as long as you have a fence on the router table. It is guide by the the fence.