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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
Type Rail Coping
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Coping Sled
Easy to put together and appears to be well designed. This makes using the router table a safer process.
April 23, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This is the first time I made shaker doors - this coping sled made the job much better. Thanks - from Guatemala
April 23, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
This is a great coping sled, I would definitely recommend it.
March 30, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product at a great price.
I bought this sled as a safety measure for my large shaping bits. Works just fine and I feel more confident and safe while making the cut.
March 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great to keep your work steady, accurate and safe.
March 18, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Jig!
I’m refacing my kitchen, and making a dozen or so new doors. When I got to the point of milling the rails, using miter gauge / fence on my router table, things went well, but I was curious as if it could be easier with the jig. I made a couple of parts using the above setup, ordered the jig, and waited for it.

I have to say that using this jig makes it virtually child’s play to make reproducible, quick and easy rails for a rail and style door frame. It would have gone OK with the miter gauge and fence setup, but this was even better.
March 17, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use. Need in all cabinet shops. Mnake the job easery
March 16, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Rail Coping Sled
True cuts every time
March 15, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
great jig
The problem with jigs is they take up space but when you need them, you need them now. This one works great for cutting rail ends for raised panel doors and other times when I cut end grain.
March 15, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Coping sled
Very satisfied with the way it performs.
March 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Rockler always has the best.
Donald M on Apr 23, 2019
Making cabinets
DANE I on Apr 22, 2019
Rockler always has the best.
Donald M on Apr 23, 2019
I need to repair several windows, and plan to use this tool to optimize the repair of the sash's.
David A D on Apr 23, 2019
Making cabinets
DANE I on Apr 22, 2019
future
Gene L on Apr 18, 2019
I seen this product being used in an instructional video and really liked the look of it and seemed to be very operator friendly.
Steven S on Apr 17, 2019
Have had good experience with Rockler products - looks to be of good quality
MIKE T on Apr 16, 2019
Safety and accuracy
Kevin K. on Apr 13, 2019
To reduce tear-out on the tenons.
Thomas E on Apr 13, 2019
Safety
Scott W on Apr 10, 2019
Your customer reviews of the Coping Sled and its price is well below the competition!
Dave F on Apr 10, 2019
To cut rails
Jon V on Apr 8, 2019
To hold the wood straight.
Craig L on Apr 6, 2019
Want to make cabinet doors
Denis T on Apr 4, 2019
looks built well and rockler
dave F on Apr 1, 2019
Building new kitchen cabinets.
Brian B on Apr 1, 2019
Hoping to eliminate small errors when using expensive lumber for projects! Love most other products I have gotten from rockler.
Matt R on Mar 31, 2019
Don't want wood to splinter
James J on Mar 28, 2019
i see a need for well build and accurate tools
Robert G on Mar 13, 2019
To use making rails an stiles raised panel doors - do you guys offer a setup jig that work with this sled?
Witt on Mar 12, 2019
Consistent accurate coping.
Christopher F on Mar 1, 2019
Cabinet Styles and Rails
Mark B on Feb 28, 2019
I have wanted an easer way to create proper alignment for my holes .
Wayne Y on Feb 26, 2019
I plan on making some cabinets and thought this would be helpful, doing the cope is difficult with out a jig
Victor W on Feb 24, 2019
Easier and safer then holding or clamping to miter gauge in track on router table.
Larry D on Feb 24, 2019
Saw people use It on TV thought I would try it
Stephen P on Feb 23, 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
I need to repair several windows, and plan to use this tool to optimize the repair of the sash's.
David A D on Apr 23, 2019
future
Gene L on Apr 18, 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: The "old" sled (without the plastic guide) is approx. 13-1/2" long. Wouldn't it be feasible to make a 1" x 7" long cope along the edge of the sled closest to the fence, leaving 1-1/2" at the front corner of the sled and 5" at the rear corner. These remaining portions would slide along the fence and would provide greater stability for the sled. The end of the rail would be positioned within the coped portion of the sled. To begin routing the end of the stile the sled would be moved inward toward the fence and then, after the sled comes into contact with the fence, the sled would be moved along the fence to make the cut in the rail Immediately after the cut is finished the sled would be moved away from the fence.
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?
Hi, will it fit my Kreg routing table?
ROGER A on Mar 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It doesn’t utilize the t slot so it will work on any table.
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.