Rockler Introduces Rail Coping Sled - Holds Stock Securely for Clean, Square Machining of Cabinet Door Rails

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Woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers building custom cabinet doors can make precise cope cuts in the ends of rail stock more easily and safely with the new Rail Coping Sled from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Designed for use with table-mounted routers, the Rail Coping Sled holds the rail stock square to the router bit, sandwiching it securely between the non-slip face of the adjustable front fence and an included sacrificial piece that's attached to the fixed rear fence.

The New Rail Coping Sled from Rockler.

...no better way to hold narrow rail stock...

Woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers building custom cabinet doors can make precise cope cuts in the ends of rail stock more easily and safely with the new Rail Coping Sled from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.

"Square, accurate cope cuts on the ends of the rails are essential to the appearance and strength of frame-and-panel doors, but they're challenging cuts to make," said Steve Krohmer, Rockler's vice president of merchandising and proprietary. "This jig securely holds narrow rail stock in perfect position for clean, precise cope cuts every time. And that precision translates into flat, square cabinet doors."

Designed for use with table-mounted routers, the Rail Coping Sled holds the rail stock square to the router bit, sandwiching it securely between the non-slip face of the adjustable front fence and an included sacrificial piece that's attached to the fixed rear fence. An easy-to-adjust toggle clamp with a large, non-marring rubber foot holds the workpiece flat to the rigid 3/8" thick phenolic base. The low-friction phenolic allows a smooth feed rate, resulting in cleaner cuts, and the sacrificial piece prevents tear-out. (It also can be replaced for use with different bit profiles.)

The Rail Coping Sled uses the table's fence as a guide, allowing quick, easy setup. There's no need to square up the miter gauge with the miter slot and then the fence with the miter gauge; the fence simply needs to be aligned with the bearing on the router bit. The sled's clear fence guide rides smoothly along the table fence and puts a layer of heavy-duty plastic between the user and the spinning cutter. Large, rounded handles provide complete control and enhanced safety, keeping the user's hands away from the cutter.

"There's no better way to hold narrow rail stock for these difficult end-grain cuts," Krohmer said. "You end up with accurate, clean cuts for strong, tight joints."

The Rail Coping Sled is part of Rockler's complete line of door-making products, which includes the Woodshop Calculator, Arched and Cathedral Door Templates, a large selection of door-making router bits and the comprehensive JIG IT® system of hinge-mounting jigs and templates.

The Rockler Rail Coping Sled (52149) is priced at $69.99 and can be purchased at Rockler.com or Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit http://www.rockler.com
or call 1-877-ROCKLER.

About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Celebrating its 61st year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high quality woodworking and do-it-yourself products. Rockler has 29 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit http://www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.

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