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Rockler Rail Coping Sled

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

Item #
52149
Rating:
92% 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
Weight 4.8500
Type Rail Coping
4.6 / 5.0
250 Reviews
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Coping Sled
At first I didn't want to spend that much money on the coping sled. I was going to make my own and I think I could have but i just didn't have time. I work a full time job in a factory and with overtime it makes it hard to have shop time. I am so glad I ordered it. It makes coping so much safer and accurate. It has saved me time too. I just wish it had been on sale when I ordered it.
November 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Rail Coping Sled
I made 40 Bento boxes I used this to make perfect forty five degree corners. Works great.
November 13, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A must ! Impeccable ! Saves fingers, time. Perfect results.
November 8, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Great jig!
This is a great jig!
November 6, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sled
This coping sled works great! It makes coping rail ends so simple!
October 29, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Worked as expected. Had some very short pieces and knew I needed a coping sled to make them. Was easy use and sped up the process
September 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome!!!!
September 16, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
great
works great easy tto use glade I got it
September 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Well worth it
Ya, I know I can just make a sled. But I was in a hurry this time so I bought one. It is so much nicer and quicker to load parts. It’s well worth it. I don’t regret buying it at all.
September 9, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rail coping sled
This is a simple, easy to set up and easy to use coping sled. Ideal for keeping your fingers intact when cutting small pieces. Cuts smooth and square for a perfect fit up of cabinet doors and drawers.
August 27, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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On my son's Christmas list.
Dorinda w on Nov 16, 2019
Making cabinet doors.
James J on Nov 16, 2019
On my son's Christmas list.
Dorinda w on Nov 16, 2019
looks like a nice unit
bobbileej on Nov 16, 2019
Making cabinet doors.
James J on Nov 16, 2019
Need it for raised panels and picture frames.
Steve M on Nov 15, 2019
to start making raised paneled doors
Chuck on Nov 10, 2019
Wanted to keep all my fingers
Bill on Nov 6, 2019
I need a safe, secure way to cope my door rails.
Gary S on Nov 5, 2019
I am a beginning woodworker and would like to make raised panel doors.
Jeanna G on Nov 4, 2019
I need to make some cabinet doors and this will be a big help. And, it was on sale!
LAMARR L on Nov 4, 2019
Fingers are important.
Elbert L on Nov 1, 2019
I needed this
Tim D on Oct 30, 2019
my wife wants new cabinet doors.
grant b on Oct 28, 2019
So i can do some coping
Michael C on Oct 28, 2019
Great design at an affordable price.
Russell T on Oct 27, 2019
Rockler has become my first choice for shop tools. Ease of purchase, good service, great slections! I enjoy visiting my local Rockler store as well.
Gary G on Oct 26, 2019
Recently bought a set of cope and stick router bits. Needed a safe way to cut end grain. Also, the 25% off helped my decision. Also a number of good reviews influenced me.
JAMES T on Oct 26, 2019
good reviews nice design and have a large custom door job.
Steve B on Oct 26, 2019
Looks like a great tool for obtaining better end cuts.
William D on Oct 25, 2019
Functionality, ergonomics, price.
Frederick F on Oct 25, 2019
Ensure smooth and square end grain routing.
William H on Oct 25, 2019
In the past I made my own jig for rails but the price was right for this jig so I had to get it to save time making one. Hope it’s a decent quality
Ray M on Oct 25, 2019
Need one for projects.
John G on Oct 25, 2019
keeps my fingers away and keeps item squared
J D on Oct 25, 2019
My homemade sled is 20 years old and a little worn. This is a good deal.
Terry T on Oct 25, 2019
Building new cabinets for my daughter
Jeff on Oct 22, 2019
Saw on instructional video from web site and liked the ease of use
Gregory K on Sep 18, 2019
I want to make sure the cuts are precise
Ramon S on Sep 11, 2019
my fingers are worth the cost of this
david P on Sep 7, 2019
Going to be making some cabinet doors
Dan Hoebeke H on Aug 23, 2019
for making doors easier
T O on Aug 21, 2019
Thought about building my own but thought this would be faster and better.
Joyce T on Aug 16, 2019
To make flat panel doors easier.
Rory M on Aug 9, 2019
I’m making cabinet doors
Greg on Jul 28, 2019
safely cope ends
Terry T on Jul 17, 2019
This will make my life so much easier! Plus nice crisp cuts!
Dusty V on Jul 5, 2019
Make Routering Cabinet Doors Easier and safer
Doug O on Jul 3, 2019
It the discount.
Gerald B on Jul 2, 2019
Looks a lot safer than using my hands
Cody N on Jul 1, 2019
To make a live edge epoxy table
Kelly S on Jun 19, 2019
Functionality, simplicity, and price.
H A on Jun 18, 2019
To make it easier & more accurate to route edge profiles on rails & stiles
Lawrence J on Jun 15, 2019
I liked the overall solid construction.
N I on Jun 12, 2019
Gift
Robin A on Jun 3, 2019
New to Routing and I plan on making new doors for the Kitchen as well as the bathrooms cabinets. After viewing the video on how to use the Coping sled, it made sense to get one for safety, ease of use, and repeatable results
Carlo D on May 8, 2019
I’m building cabinet doors and I want to be safe... I like my fingers
Wesley L on May 6, 2019
I needed a coping sled to finish a project with stick rails and Stiles!
JAMES M on May 4, 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
looks like a nice unit
bobbileej on Nov 16, 2019
Need it for raised panels and picture frames.
Steve M on Nov 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
What is the exact distance from the center of the guide bar under the sled to the right edge of the sled base?
Gene 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.
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. :)
Will this work on a Kreg router table?
Jim D on Jun 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm not familiar with the Kreg table I use it with the Rockler router table so I'm sure it will work with any one with a fence
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.
Can you use this on a table saw ?
Veronica on Oct 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I suppose you could, but I can't see why you would want to, I would also say that is not a safe thing to try. It is an excellent tool for it's intended purpose.
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 use the same rail with the same bit and it serves as template for bit/fence set up.
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
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
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: The top of the clear guide rail is about 2 1/8 inches above the table. I think you would need a router fence that's at least 2 1/4 inches high.
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.
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