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Nice product but needs some improvement
MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig
I used the kit to make Christmas presents for my kids. The reviews were good and I liked the option of having two sizes of letters included. However, I have a Bosch 1617EVS router with fixed and plunge base and I had a very difficult time getting the base plate to work. In addition, it would NOT work with the plunge base due to the depth of cut needed. Even on the fixed base I had to set the bit out further than I would have liked to get the depth needed.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Next time I'll try something else
I'm not terribly fond of the font, but I got this kit because it comes with the guide bushings and router bits, and because the lettering style matched that of the signs I was trying to fit in with.
When it arrived, there was a chip out of one of the rail holders. Not anything that keeps me from using the tool, but showed a lack of attention to detail in packaging.
The guide bushings use the Milescraft baseplate rather than being standard Porter-Cable style screw-ins. This would be fine, except that the Milescraft baseplate isn't drilled out for my router (Festool OF-1010), and the number of screw holes in it makes it difficult to drill it out for my router.
Luckily, the Festool 17mm guide bushing works (and I didn't have to do yet another mail order for a bushing), however, in actually cutting out letters using the jig there's a bunch of juggling of the clips that hold the rails together, and an awful lot of flex in the rails. If I'm not conscious of these, the rails squeeze apart and the letters fall out (and get dinged by the router bit).
And the letters are recessed slightly from the rails, so I have to be careful that my router base stays up on the rails.
With those caveats, I'm actually able to turn out letters fairly well. The first line of lettering I did went quickly, and aside from my rail management problem which screwed up my second line, I expect to be able to turn out letters fairly well.
If I had unlimited time, I'd buy some slightly thicker plastic, rout some rabbets so that it stood flush with the rails, and cut myself some better looking letters. Or just buy one of the other kits.
So it's fine, does what says on the box, but there's an awful lot of room to make it better, and I'd suggest you look to other lettering kits to see if someone else has done so.
Easy way to make signs.
LITTLE ROCK AR
Made good leters first time out.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
works as advertised
Hard to set up
It's ok, a little hard to set up and you have to be real careful not to chip away the inside of letters such as A, B, and R. You can't rush.
Made signs for ouir golf course at the retirement home here in DC
Milescraft Sign & Chacter Set is great
San Diego Ca.
Use a plunge router and base plate that excepts guide bushings and any one can make great signs.
Your router base plate must be able to use guide bushings.I had to buy Milescraft universal base plate to use sign kit so spend the extra $20 and get the base plate for the bushings. System is easy to use. I have made 30 signs using Milescraft sign jig and bearing set.Fixed base router makes job difficult and you will make mistakes and ruin the plastic letters.
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Easy to setup & use right out of the box
I make gifts for family and friends. I wanted to make names for some people I know. It was easy to setup and use right out of the box. I hope I can find different letter styles.
Does what it says it will do, but ...
Baton Rouge, LA
You can make a basic sign with this. It takes a little time to set up. It is a little flimsy. Letter storage is a hassle (not manufacturers fault, just a necessary evil). Is better than nothing (I am not good at free-handing letters!)
very nice signmaking jig
This jig is sturdy enough for most do it yourselfers. The directions are simple because it is extremely simple to assemble. Take your time and use commen sense routing the letters or numbers.
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