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Tell me about coping sleds. Are they very useful? I see different ones ranging from $60 to more than $200. If you have used them and think they are worthwhile, what ones do you like?
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I did what you are doing years ago. I am a Woodpecker fan but some things are just made\designed better by others.

I bought the Infinity Pro coping sled.

It makes rail and stile work MUCH more safe. That is what I primarily use it for. I have cut hundreds of them using this sled and I never felt safer or that I spent too much.

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Tell me about coping sleds. Are they very useful? I see different ones ranging from $60 to more than $200. If you have used them and think they are worthwhile, what ones do you like?
just remember that if you are using a match set of stile and coping bits that you will have to readjust to use the coping sled because it is raised off the table.
I just use a homemade push block to do my coping.
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J agree with John. The less set-ups, adjustments or any other thing that involves me the more mistakes I make. The Square push block also backs the cut and reduces tear out

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You are going to have to adjust your bit height, whether you use a coping sled or not. There is no readjustment. And you can use a backer board with a coping sled. And I do.
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I had one like Brad shows and didn't use it as I seldom do stick and rail work. I had the one that comes with the incra cheepy fence set up on a table once for making dovetails and box joints amongh other things and it was OK. The one I used most was a shop made angle block jig that I ran against the fence,and clamped the material to it if necessary.
Since I got the MLCS sliding table I just use that.

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You are going to have to adjust your bit height, whether you use a coping sled or not. There is no readjustment. And you can use a backer board with a coping sled. And I do.
Sorry Brad I disagree, I do not readjust my height I have a match set of bits if you place a rubber grommet in your router just remove one bit replace with the other, now if I was using a sled I would have raise the bit to the cope the ends, which is no a big deal just unnecessary. It would be crazy to pay good money for a match set of bits if you were not going to use them in the way they were intended! IMHO
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As others have said, I also just use a push block. If you want clamping ability here is an option in this link. http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...r-table-2.html
You can spend a bunch of money on a purchased version but it won't necessarily do anything that a push block doesn't do and the purchased one may not offer blowout prevention.

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Tell me about coping sleds. Are they very useful? I see different ones ranging from $60 to more than $200. If you have used them and think they are worthwhile, what ones do you like?
at times.. very useful...
you could make your own...

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"and think they are worthwhile, what ones do you like?"
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Mine. (no plans, not for sale)

Work is totally immobilized, always at right angles to the cutter.
Both motor and work sleds on tracks with no slop.
Hands on the toggles, away from the cutter.
Can be fed forwards or backwards from 0 to any practical limit of x-depth.
Gauge set to zero at the end point, always finishing in the same place.
That means it can be cut in stages, not stressing the router or cutter.
And backed up for any break or tear out, what else is there?
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