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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

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
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
Weight 4.8500
Tech Spec N/A
Tech Docs Rockler Rail Coping Sled Instructions
Type Rail Coping
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4.7 / 5.0
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Good deal
Good for what I wanted it for. Overall good product.
August 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
Excellent tool for routing door panels. No more worry of the wood kicking out and the chance of losing a finger. It was so simple to use and assemble. It makes using the router a pleasure.
August 20, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great sled- we’ll built and accurate. Great price point, I got mine for $55 during a sale- you would pay 3 times that for a competitir’s sled
August 17, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Works like it's supposed to good product
August 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well made, substantial build
When I recently needed to cut narrow shoulders on thin stock for tenons, this coping sled performed well. Easy to assemble and calibrate, fast mounting of parts, and very stable in operation.
August 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Holds the wood securely and at 90 degrees to the cope is true and square.
August 1, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Coping Sled
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the cuts made on my last project's rails. The Rockler Coping Sled held the piece firmly and the cut was extremely accurate. The only change I would recommend for this coping sled would be the addition of one more toggle clamp to ensure that longer rails are held in place. I would highly recommend the Rockler Coping Sled to other wood workers.
Poplar cabinet with dovetailed drawers and double raised panel doors.
Poplar cabinet with dovetailed drawers and double raised panel doors.
July 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Looks really good
Haven't used it yet, but it arrived with lightening speed, and it's simplistic design allowed me to assemble it in minutes. Slides easily on my Bosch router table ra1181. I look forward to it's operation.
July 29, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I am a novice woodworker
Being a new woodworker of only 3 years I need all the help I can get when it comes to joinery and this sled really helps in making perfect router cuts. My only complaint is that I did not get my 25.00 gift card.
July 7, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great tool to have when trying to rout small pieces of wood on your router table
July 6, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
On sale and I needed it. Was using a homemade version that was difficult to use.
Lonnie D on Aug 2, 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
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
Because it is the safe way to cope
Alan S on Jul 14, 2018
needed one and it was on sale
Jamey D on Jul 13, 2018
Rockler quality plus it's on sale!
John B on Jul 11, 2018
Price and reviews
Timothy V on Jul 11, 2018
Appears it should work well and protect fingers from getting into a router bit.
Jim K on Jul 10, 2018
Positive reviews
Gerald L on Jul 9, 2018
because I want the seven good finger I have to stay that way.
justin c on Jul 9, 2018
Simplicity and sale price.
Robert L on Jul 6, 2018
On sale
DON G on Jul 6, 2018
rockler allways has good products
james b on Jul 6, 2018
I have had difficulty keeping the miter slot on my shaper parallel to the fence. This looks like an excellent alternative.
Neil D on Jul 1, 2018
I need one and this seemed like a very good deal and also the convenience of shopping on line.
Carroll M on Jun 27, 2018
been needing one and it is a great price
Duane T on Jun 25, 2018
to replace my homemade one
Chris T on Jun 24, 2018
building wainscotting for my kitchen
Marc G on Jun 18, 2018
Remodeling kitchen
Jesse T S on Jun 12, 2018
I am using a homemade sled and feel like I need to upgrade. I especially like the fence alignment guide on this sled.
Gary Ward W on Jun 9, 2018
reviewed it on YouTube and saw it was a decent product and the price was within my budget.
George N. Shaw J on May 16, 2018
Safety and precision. Also, after a lotta research, this looked to be the best purchase for price.
Michael K on Apr 26, 2018
It's way too dangerous to cut the ends of rails without a jig. This looks like a quality, cost-effective ready-made tool
Michael P on Apr 25, 2018
Making cabinet doors. Looking for something that works and is economical.
Bill B on Apr 25, 2018
Good price and looks to be well built. Another great Rockler product.
James F Hartwig J on Apr 19, 2018
On Sale
Louie P on Apr 16, 2018
been trying to make rails for a large curio and can not get good copings, need sled for square ends.
Paul S on Apr 14, 2018
Much better than the makeshift one I had put together.
JOSEPH M on Apr 9, 2018
I have needed one in the past, and found this one on sale. Plus, I really liked the design.
Steve C on Apr 4, 2018
none specifically
ROGER K on Apr 3, 2018
Needed a good tool for furniture rails
Javier L on Mar 31, 2018
Used one at son’s house and loved it
John G on Mar 30, 2018
I like the idea of the plexy side rail to help save the edge of the sled. I presently use a piece of masonite to keep the edge away from the bits. Also, this sled appears to be wider which will help with end cuts.
James R on Mar 30, 2018
I cut off the end of a finger.
Gary S on Mar 28, 2018
I don't want to have to take the time and effort to
shop -build this kind of jig. I saw the video that was posted and I liked the Demo. Thx.
charles s on Mar 19, 2018
I had problems stabilizing the work piece to make perfect rail router cuts for my project. I hope this will do the trick.
Dieter B on Mar 17, 2018
I want Quality Equipment and you had the best Price that I could find for what I was looking for
Addison & Michelle A on Mar 13, 2018
Could have made my own, but by the time I buy the parts and spend the time to build it I will have spent about the same amount of money with a less efficient jig.
Giuseppe C on Mar 12, 2018
I WILL BE MAKING DOORS AND WANTED TO HELP WITH ACCURACY, SAFETY AND HELP AVOID TEAROUT,
Lawrence V on Mar 10, 2018
Father has a very nice router table he built several years ago and I would like to start making drawers utilizing his table and this sled. Soon will be purchasing a lock mitre bit set, when the budget allows :)
Manley K on Mar 9, 2018
Great Price!!!
Lawrence C on Mar 6, 2018
Quality
Bob F on Aug 1, 2018
useful, safe tool at a great price.
Joseph P on Jul 29, 2018
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.
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
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 do not know. truthfully, I bought it some time ago and have only used it on my router table. I have not attempted to use it on my shaper.
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 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.
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