Milescraft - TurnLock SignCrafter Sign Making Jig
Make professional looking horizontal signs with the MILESCRAFT TurnLock™ SignCrafter. “Ready-To-Use” complete kit includes templates, clamps, template guide bushing and carbide-tipped router bit....
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• 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" horizontal character templates include letters and numbers
• 3/8" core box router bits and 5/8" metal-nose guide bushing
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Let’s begin with the MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignCrafter Sign Making Jig, Woodcraft Item #146219. You can create professional horizontal signs in no time at all. The ready to use kit includes templates, clamps, template guide bushing and carbide-tipped router bit. “Easy-To-Use” self-spacing templates ensure consistent signs every time with no measuring.
The product is great, I would like to see some different letter styles such as Westeren...
Easy set up right out of the box.
I used this sign making jig to make Christmas gifts for my kids, nieces and nephews. It was easy to center the name on the piece of wood and the low profile clamps held the lettering jig right where I placed it. I was concerned it may move during the routing process however there was no movement at all. Letters all turned out uniform. The only caution that I can mention is to be careful when securing the parallel bars that hold the letters in place. As you tighten the screws to keep it together the plastic molded stay can start to bend. No need to over tighten as the clamps work well to keep the jig in place. Definitely would recommend this sign making system.
This is my third template set and by far the easiest to use. The slides work well and hold thanks to the end locks. Leary at first of the clamps I screwed the end plates down but I found my concerns the be groundless. The clamps that are included are more than adequate even in the hardest of woods.
The clamping design is inadaquate. It is not possible to keep the clamps tight so the templet frame doesn't move. To try and hold it solid I over tightened the rod screw and broke the holder. Had I know this, I would not have bought it.