Have you heard of the Scribe Master Pro? No? Well, it's a crazy router jig that apparently makes perfect scribes of complex moldings and other shapes (router not included). Check out the overview video here (be prepared to kill the sound...it gets tough to take after the first few seconds).
It sounds like it has been overseas for a while and now they're bringin their party over here to the states. I could see this thing being pretty valuable on a jobsite. Like on those days where you have to run what feels like miles of baseboard. Just set it up and machine out all the scribes that you need. Coping with a jigsaw isn't too hard to do, but this just looks real easy and consistent.
At $400, it's by no means a casual purchase, but it looks like it could certainly be a useful one.
NEW SCRIBE-MASTER COPE-PRO
MAKES FAST, EFFICIENT AND ACCURATE COPES EVERY TIME
United Kingdom/USA/Canada, April 2016 - The Scribe-Master Cope-Pro, a must have jig in the UK for the past two years, is finally available in the US and Canada. Its revolutionary design is perfect for fast, efficient and accurate cutting of baseboard and chair rail profiles on every work piece, every time. In fact, it is up to 10 times faster than manual copes and is quick and easy to set up and use.
"As we've found here in the UK, the Scribe-Master Cope-Pro has many features and benefits that carpenters, cabinet makers and contractors will, once they see what it can do, want it on their jobsite or in their shop," said Paul Thomas, marketing director of Scribe-Master.
How it works
It has a series of stainless steel combs set out in series to form a profile copier (each 0.2 inches thick) and with the included tool, the combs are individually pushed into a sample work piece and locked into place, giving a negative copy profile. The comb assembly is then turned over and, using a 1/4" or 1/2" router and a copy pin, the user follows the negative copy contour allowing the router to cut a perfect cope. It can cope any shape of baseboard or chair rail in just seconds, is adjustable for out-of-plumb walls, and cuts both left and right hand copes once set up. It also makes easy work of joints, such as tenon, dado, half and lap, to name a few, with an accessory sold separately.
Made in the UK of high pressure laminate and stainless steel, the Scribe-Master Cope-Pro comes pre-assembled and ready to use as a standalone unit or can be quickly mounted onto your miter saw stand with the optional mount kit, sold separately.
It has a 2-year limited warranty and comes with an ¼" HSSE twin flute spiral cutter, screws, work-piece clamp and comb alignment tool along with full instructions.
The Scribe-Master Cope-Pro, model SMP11, retails for $399 and is available at Amazon.com.
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