Coping Sled vs. Jessem Mite-R-Slide
Who here has experience with both the Jessem Mite-R-slide and coping sleds? I had a Jessem coping sled, but ended up making one that better suits my needs. Now I’m thinking about getting the Mite-R-Slide and ditching the coping sled entirely.
I have three router setups, a Jessem Mast-R-Lift and two Woodpeckers tables and lifts. One for rails, one for stiles, and the third is for panel raising, miter locks, and whatever else I might have to run.
With the Mite-R-Slide, I’m forced to use the Jessem table for rails because it only fits the Jessem fence. I like to keep the Jessem table for panels and whatnot because it’s easiest to adjust in a hurry. A coping sled will work on any table.
So my question is twofold:
First, I get annoyed with coping sleds because they can go out of tune as you’re using them. I’m frequently running 150-200 rails at a shot so I need something that’s rock solid. Is the Mite-R-Slide as solid as it looks?
Second, How easy is it to remove, set aside, and reinstall it when I need it? And how much re-tuning will it need the next time I use it?
Your experience and advice is appreciated. Also, I’m fine with the coping sled. It’s worked for years. I’m just looking for something that is faster and more accurate. If a coping sled is best, I’ll stick with that.