Rockler Speed-Cope Crown Molding Jig
Cut crown and base molding the easy way with this innovative jig. Speed-Cope™ lets you make tricky cope cuts with ease, for perfect molding faster. It adjusts to handle most molding up to 7-1/4" wide, 45° and 90° inside miters, flat miters, and base, chair, and panel moldings. Includes free do-it-yourself DVD.
Speed-Cope™ requires only a power jigsaw for use. The included how-to DVD outlines the basics of installing your own Crown, Cove or Base molding.
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7 months ago
10 months ago
I use a Bosch JS572E with the orbital feature unselected, and a Bosch T101AO scroll blade...it's like surgery!
But here is a tip I have yet to see in print. Before; you cut your miter, measure that wall angle! Cutting on a 45 and hoping the cope will handle it is a recipe for hard work.
Remember, the wider the angle on the miter saw, the longer the cut. Think Baguette. You buy a baguette from the baker and it's 2" wide. You want more of a slice so you angle the knife. Same thing on the miter saw. If you cut a 45 degree and your corner is 88.5 degrees calling for a 44.25 degree miter, you cut will be too long. The bottom wall point will get there before the top leaving a gap and lots of hand work.
So...if the wall is 90 degrees, by all means cut a 45. But if it is any other angle, measure the angle accurately and cut the miter accurately by dividing by two...THEN cope!
I always have a file/rasp in my back pocket. One side is flat (rasp and smoothing file) the other side is curved (rasp and smoothing).
Cutting the proper angle and using the speed cope tends to leave that hand tool in my back pocket and if it does come out, it's not for long.
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1 month ago
The Rockler speed cope is extremely robust, it is made from aluminum and wood components. I toss
this thing in the back of my truck and use it almost everyday on the job. Its very durable and
I would consider it to be a commercial quality product.