Milescraft SignPro Signmaking Kit

Average reader rating
3.9
out of 5
Brand:
Milescraft
Model:
1212
Price:
$50

Description

The Milescraft Model 1212 SignPro with TurnLock Base Plate helps you create professional looking signs with your router. The adjustable clamping system allows you to rout signs from 4" to 12" in width and up to 36" in length. The character templates, made of durable polymer material, are self spacing so there is no measuring required. SignPro includes a TurnLock Base Plate that will fit most routers. With TurnLock as an integral feature on the Base Plate, bushing exchange is tool-free, hardware-free, and takes only seconds.

The SignPro kit includes:
• 204 self spacing character templates:
• 2 X, 2-1/2" horizontal characters: A to Z plus one additional A, E, and I, period and quotation mark
• 2 X, 1-1/2" horizontal characters: A to Z plus one additional A, E, and I, period and quotation mark
• 1 set, 2-1/2" horizontal numbers 0 to 9
• 1 set, 1-1/2" vertical numbers 0 to 9
• One 3/8" carbide tipped router bit
• One 1/4" Tungsten carbide router bit
• One 5/8" Metal nose bushing
• One 7/16" Metal nose bushing
• Four 18" metal rails with joiners
• Two end caps
• Two low profile C-clamps, to permit easy passage of the router
• 7" TurnLock base plate with 4 mounting screws
• Centering pin

Reader Reviews

milescraft lettering guide

Review Summary

Well I like their concept. In trying to make wood signs, a person has to ask themselves, just to what quality is acceptable for them. In failures as well as in my success, I have reached the reality that a guide for my router of any sort, is far better in the quality,than for me, trying to go "free handed lettering". for both inset & outset lettering. Now,,,let me give you an example on the one hold back I see in Milescraft method,,, O P I N I O N ,,,,, OPINION.
Do to the reinforcement that is required between their plastic lettering routing guides, the spacing between each letters reinforsement next to each other, will be exaggerated. I came up with a solution that works for me, as well as using their locked-in guide for their letters on a large diameter arc lettering method. But since this is not the venue for that. If interested ,go on over to Wood's discusion group under General Woodworking, and post there ask john880. I will be glad to share.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

It's okay, but watch out for some letters!

Review Summary

This is a decent sign kit, but not great. It makes readable signs okay, especially when seen from a distance. But sometimes it's fussy to get the letters in the rails and get it all cinched up. And it can be REALLY maddening when your routing letters like D,P,or O and the router bit catches and pulls itself into the center part, basically ruining that letter. You really have to hold the router against the edges of each letter template for those with an open area in the center.

Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

Not a bad kit

Review Summary

I would have to agree with one of the other reviewers, It isn't a bad signmaking kit but it could use some improvements. It can be a little fussy when routering some letters. I purchase this on sale and although it gives me another option with woodworking, I probably would not purchase if given the chance all over.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

MilesCraft sign pro

Review Summary

I find you have to be a pro, to use this device . I'm far from being a pro, just trying to figure this device out is troublesome for a beginner . I am a beginner , but hopefully I'll figure this out .

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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