When profiling the end grain of a narrow workpiece on the router table, you need a way of holding the workpiece. This is particularly relevant if your workpiece is narrower than the gap in your router fence. The UJK Technology Coping Sled holds the key to working safely, securely and achieving accurate results.
Developed and extensively tested by UJK Technology, this Coping Sled will transform the way you make end grain cuts for rail and stile doors, tenons and many other joints. If you are intending to make cabinet doors on your router table, the Coping Sled is invaluable. It is by far the best way to secure your workpiece, offering perfect results with a high degree of safety. The Coping Sled takes the stress out of the process. It ensures your workpiece is square to the table’s mitre slot and that it guides smoothly across the router bit.
The Coping Sled secures your workpiece both horizontally and vertically. A slotted top plate holds the work firmly against the sled’s rear fence. This plate prevents kickback and easily adjusts for material up to 135mm wide. Two vertical clamps prevent the workpiece lifting during the cut. The position of the foremost clamp, close to the point of cut, significantly reduces vibration. The maximum workpiece thickness is 40mm.
To prevent tear-out at the end of the cut, the Coping Sled has a 45mm wide x 22mm deep nylon fence. Unlike aluminium, nylon will not damage your router cutter. You can use the fence as a spelcher if you wish or use an off-cut to prevent tear-out. The fence includes a sliding flip-stop for repeat cuts. A T-slot cutter is available should you wish to make a replacement or custom wooden fence.
On the underside of the 10mm thick, low-friction baseboard is a 19 x 9.5mm (3/4" x 3/8") mitre slot bar. It will fit both plain and T-slot mitre slots. Two grub screws, 150mm apart, allow adjustment for zero play in the slot. The bar has a choice of five positions to accommodate a wide variety of router tables.
Two large rubberised handles provide a firm safe grip for complete control. The design allows you to position the handles directly over the work. The sled’s handles make sure both your hands remain a safe distance from the router bit. A clear, full width Plexiglas shield acts as a chip deflector.
21 September 2018
Excellent bit of kit, but with one flaw....I bought this kit earlier in the year, but have not had occasion to use it until recently. It is, like all UJK products well made and accurate. It makes cross end cuts in timber both safe and easy. However! As you have to assemble it, the clamp bolts with pads on the end (vertical clamp units) have a flaw. They are fed through a cross bar which is made of resin (plastic?) in which they are quite a tight fit. Then a locking nut is fed onto the bolts, and finally a T shaped handle. It is the handle which is the problem. However tightly I screwed the handle onto the bolt end, after clamping the wood (most important!), unscrewing the clamp simply meant the handle unscrewed from the bolt! I had to resort to using pliers to grip the bolt to release the clamp. This risks damage to the bolt thread. What is needed is some sort of screw (bolt?) to lock the T shaped handle to the bolt. A small (M2/M3) screw or bolt tapped into the lower part of the handle and into or through the bolt would solve the problem. I tried using lubricant (powdered graphite) to ease the threads of the bolt through the cross bar, but this did not help. When I get time, I will put a bolt in place. Otherwise a great piece of kit!
4 April 2018
ExcellentThis is a very excellent tool and a great addition to the router table. It comes as a kit of parts and those who remember Meccano will enjoy putting it together – the 32 step process is very clear from the photos provided. Once assembled the purpose and effect of each part becomes clear and a little light oil in the groove of the router table enables smooth operation. The piece to be cut is gripped very firmly : I used quite long pieces of wood to be joined end-to-end (using cutter #666228) and achieved some very neat results. As with all such tools it takes a little practice but once fully understood is a joy to use.
4 December 2017
Excellent toolThis is a very well designed tool that has a very high build quality and is very accurate. It has a good capacity and can easily be adjusted for all sorts of work.
9 June 2017
ExcellentAs a professional joiner I was really surprised at the accuracy, cant fault it. Easy to set up. Good value for money.