I recently bought a coping sled from Eagle America, model 2100, and Rockler's coping sled to do a comparison of the two.
I got them set up and ready to use today. I'm ready to start making the cope and stick cuts on the door parts for a cabinet job and the bit set is a chamfer tongue and groove set. As I got ready to run the first piece of test wood through the bit on one of the jigs, I realized that I would also be cutting into the edge of the sled/jig base. Is this correct? The cutter/bit will cut the sled until I get to the end of the cut right?
There is no pre-drilled holes or any other means of/to attach(ing) it to any sort of miter slot guide as shown in the pic link below. I would run the piece across the bit with the sled flush/flat against the fence.
I"m not sure what the base is made of but it seems to be some sort of composite plastic. Will this material damage or be too hard on the bit? I can't remember the name of the type of plastic but you folks have mentioned this type of plastic before.
Here's a pic of the Rockler jig: http://www.rockler.com/gallery.cfm?O...Select=Details
As an aside, can someone please tell me what this joint is being made in this pic?http://eagleamerica.com/product.asp?pn=400-1248
The bit set is this one. Whiteside calls it a "Vee Panel Tongue and Groove". It's in the "Glue Joint" section. http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/catalog.html
Is this maybe a finger joint of some kind? It's not important, I'm just curious.
Thanks very much for your advice and information.