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Scribemaster Cope-Pro Review

Put the coping saw away!

img_5878Coping or scribing your millwork/trimwork by hand can be a tedious and meticulous process. Unless you have years of experience, it can take some serious time in order to get quality results. The Scribemaster Cope-Pro allows anyone to easily cope or scribe millwork/trimwork using a 1/4″ collet router with amazing results. With minimal experience in cutting copes on millwork/trimwork, we can tell you that once you get used to the unit and figure out the process, it will save you incredible amounts of time. The Scribemaster Cope-Pro is a super ingenious jig that is very simple to use. We should note, it took us 3-4 times using the jig to get the process down and start getting acceptable results. With other abilities and conveniences, the Scribemaster Cope-Pro allows the user to easily tackle the coping or scribing work in a fraction of the time.

PRICINGScribe-Master Cope-Pro

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How does it work?

img_5892The heart and soul of the Scribemaster Cope-Pro is the metal combs. These combs are allowed to slide in the comb assembly and are pushed up against the profile of your millwork/trimwork utilizing the included metal tool. This tool is nearly identical to a metal paint scraper but has a 90 degree corner and also a radius corner. The radius edge allows the user to push the combs with easy and speed. The 90 degree corner allows the user to push the individual combs into the millwork/trimwork, this makes the profile match exactly.

Once all the combs are in place, the user then tightens the handles and locks the combs in position. Then loosening the comb assembly, you flip it so the combs that were touching the millwork/trimwork are now facing the opposite way. Then lock the comb assembly down with the two locking knobs.

The 1/4″ shank bit is put into your router with a 30mm bushing (not included) on the baseplate. The 30mm will fit in a hole of the baseplate of the jig. This baseplate has a pin on it that will follow the combs matching the exact profile of your millwork/trimwork. Powering on the router, move the pin along the combs from left to right. At the end of the cut, your bit will go into the speltch block/sacrificial board to prevent tearout. Power off the router and pull your material out. Test the fit and tune if necessary.

Is it worth it?

img_5878Let’s address this question into two categories: a craftsman that completes coping and scribing work on a daily basis. In other words, they are extremely experienced. And on the other hand you have someone that is in between me and the experienced craftsman. This person has to cope and scribe every now and again.

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 Experienced craftsman

The experienced craftsman completes copes and scribes on a daily basis. They have the process down and can do it as fast as possible by hand and get the results they are looking for. With confidence, we don’t think this product is right for that person. BUT, if they were to bring the Scribemaster Cope-Pro on the jobsite, they can place a more inexperienced person on the jig and free themselves up to do other tasks or manage the jobsite.

The now and againer

The craftsman that does coping or scribing every now and again may have the confidence to tackle a cope and scribe but it takes them a bit more time to get setup and complete the task. The Scribemaster Cope-Pro is exactly for them. They can pull out the jig, take a bit of time to set it up and they can produce copes that are fast and accurate.

Conclusion

If you are someone that values your time and wants to make the process of coping and scribing easier, then we would encourage you to check out the Scribemaster Cope-Pro. It is worth mentioning that this jig comes with a tenoning accessory but we don’t think someone is going to buy the jig for that, they are going to buy the jig for coping and scribing.

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