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Can a coping sled really do anything different than a square piece of plywood against the fence?
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The square plywood always worked for me. I never could see spending the money for something when a scrap of wood will do just as well. You just pay for all the bells and whistles. If you want something fancier simply put a handle on the square.

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Yes,,sometimes you can't use the fence or the bit has no bearing on it or you need a way to hold the stock, the sled can be used in many ways no just as a push block.

Here's just one or 2 ways that many forget about, a sled is just a device that holds the stock in place for you..
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Hello Mike! I think that if You like the use of a coping sled, that with a little studying of the sled, that You can make a good working system . Be mindfull of the sled, and how it passes the bit, and You can build into the sled a little bit of safety. Have fun! and be sure to post the build for others! Thanks.

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