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MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig

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$64.99
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3.5

(24 reviews)

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Product Information:

Make professional looking horizontal signs and vertical number posts with the MILESCRAFT TurnLock™ SignPro. “Ready-To-Use” complete kit includes templates, clamps, template guide bushings and carbide-tipped router bits. “Easy-To-Use” self-spacing templates ensure consistent signs every time with no measuring.


  • TurnLock™ technology 7" universal router base plate

  • Low profile C-clamps provide secure clamping without obstructing router operation

  • 3" to 36" long signs up to 18 horizontal characters can be used at once

  • 2-1/2" & 1-1/2" horizontal character and vertical number templates

  • 1/4" & 3/8" core box router bits; 7/16" & 5/8" metal-nose guide bushings


  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.7

    (based on 24 reviews)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Easy to store (8)
    • Good grip (2)
    • Good safety features (2)
    • Safe (2)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (2)

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (16)
    • Gifts (5)
    • In the yard (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (3)

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    3.0

    Don't waste your money

    By  Greg

    from Breckenridge, MN 56520

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Hard To Use

    Best Uses

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    Your clamps that hold the two rails, are some times in the way of router. move them farther apart on rail, and the letters fall out when routeing wrecking project. or letters bend wrecking project.

     
    3.0

    Nice product but needs some improvement

    By  Smokeater

    from Iowa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Nice Looking Letters
    • Options For Two Sizes

    Cons

    • Setup

    Best Uses

    Comments about 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.

     
    3.0

    Next time I'll try something else

    By  Dan Lyke

    from Petaluma, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Takes Tweaking

    Best Uses

    • Signmaking

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    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.

     
    5.0

    Easy way to make signs.

    By  dee

    from LITTLE ROCK AR

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    Made good leters first time out.

     
    4.0

    Great tool

    By  Beerme

    from Fla

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Store

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    works as advertised

     
    3.0

    Hard to set up

    By  ?

    from Midland, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Grip

    Cons

    • Hard To Use

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    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.

     
    4.0

    sign maker

    By  bigken

    from washington dc

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    Made signs for ouir golf course at the retirement home here in DC

     
    5.0

    Milescraft Sign & Chacter Set is great

    By  Steve Krizwic

    from San Diego Ca.

    About Me

    Pros

    • Best sign kit on market
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Use with Plunge Router

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • In The Workshop
    • In The Yard

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    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.

     
    4.0

    Easy to setup & use right out of the box

    By  Tom

    from Melville, NY

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good instructions

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Make Name Signs For Kids

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    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.

     
    3.0

    Does what it says it will do, but ...

    By  Redstick Woodworker

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignPro Deluxe Sign Making Jig :

    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!)

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