Introducing the new Woodpeckers Coping Sled. There is simply no better tool on the market to produce perfect end grain cuts on your router table or shaper.
The new Woodpeckers Coping Sled addresses every issue that comes with doing those tricky end grain cuts like on rail cuts for raised panel doors. It keeps your stock perfectly square to your fence, holds your stock down, provides quick and easy setup and keeps your hands free and clear from the spinning router bit.
The primary force when making end grain cuts is not necessarily lifting the material. The first thing the spinning cutter does is kick the board out of square to the fence. To tackle this issue, the Woodpeckers Coping Sled has a 16" aluminum fence positioned perfectly square to the edge of the sled. By sliding the solid phenolic top plate towards the fence, you will sandwich the stock against the fence, forcing the stock to stay square throughout the cutting operation. The aluminum fence on the sled is also compatible with Woodpeckers LPT short (1/2") stops and Woodpeckers 1" Flipstops.
The second issue is holding the material down and keeping it from sliding away from the cutter. Using a totally new approach, the Woodpeckers Coping Sled offers you the flexibility to position your hold down clamps anywhere along the width of the stock in the sled. This clamping beam is machined from 3/4" solid phenolic and offers 2 massive hold down clamps. This new clamping approach offers the best of both worlds. Extreme hold down force and the flexibility to position the clamps dead center of whatever stock you may be using.
The sheer weight of the Woodpeckers Coping Sled is also impressive. Weighing in at almost 8 lbs, it absorbs much of the vibration and makes guiding along the fence effortless.
Unlike the majority of the coping sleds on the market that use a thin base that will bow when using the hold down clamps, the solid 3/8" phenolic base and distribution of the clamping force virtually eliminates any bowing of the sled when using the hold down clamps with the Woodpeckers Coping Sled.
Perhaps the most attractive feature of the new Woodpeckers Coping Sled is the fast setup. Simply space the sled 3/4" away from the fence and slide the guide to the fence. That's it! Since the coping sled references the fence and not the miter slot, there is no need to square the fence to the miter slot, while trying to keep the fence in the proper position for the desired depth of cut. Just slide the guide to the fence and you are ready to go.
Another huge benefit to the new Woodpeckers Coping Sled is that there are no disposable parts. Since no part of the sled is cut during the use, you will never need replacement bases or replacement zero clearance pieces. Use whatever scrap you may have laying around as your backer board to prevent tear out.
The new Woodpeckers Coping Sled base measures 11-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 3/8". It can accommodate stock up to 5-1/2" wide and 1-1/2" thick. The fence guide sits only 2-3/4" from the surface of your router table, allowing it to glide against the vast majority of the fences on the market today. Shorter fences are easily adaptable by using taller sub fences. No need to worry about the slots found on the face of many router fences, since they will be covered by a sacrificial fence.