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1221/1271 - PantographPRO

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Enjoy Expanded 2D Sign/Design Making Capabilities without the Limitations of Router Templates with the PantographPRO.


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The Milescraft PantographPRO lets you expand your routers capabilities with fingertip control. Quickly connect / disconnect your router through the TurnLock™ Base Plate. Anything you can print out, you can rout. The only Pantograph that comes mostly assembled right out of the box. This is a complete routing system; including 3 router bits, 3 stylus tips, 2 stencil fonts and line drawings. All necessary hardware is included, all you need is your router and wood. Follow the design with your stylus and let the router do the work.

Features and Benefits:

  • Trace along any letter stencil or line drawing, while your router makes the same cut at a 50% reduction
  • Easily controlled fingertip stylus
  • Attaches easily to most routers using the included TurnLock™ BasePlate Technology and hardware
  • Develop your own stencils using other sources such as a computer, coloring book or any other type of downloaded art
  • Minimal assembly required


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  • Max. Board Height


  • Includes

    7" TurnLock™ BasePlate
    2 Font Stencil Sets and line drawings
    3 Router bits (1/4" V-Groove, 1/4" Straight, 3/8" Long Reach Core Box)
    3 Stylus Tips (Large Head, Small Head, Pointed)
    All necessary hardware

  • Weight

    6.5 lbs

1221/1271 PantographPRO Manual (pdf)

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Creating Stencils for Pantograph and PantographPRO (pdf)

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BasePlate Mounting Key (30681 BasePlate) (pdf)

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What type of cuts do the different router bits make and what are they used for?

Round Nose Bit:
Single passes on stencil will create a round bottom cut. This works nicely with the Modern stencil set as well as many script/cursive fonts. Not recommended for situations where an even surface is desired at the bottom of a cut.

Flat End Bit:
Creates vertical side walls while cutting. Works well with the Old English stencil, creating protruded letters and in situations where an even surface is desired on the bottom of the cut.

V-Groove Bit:
Creates engravings with variable widths based on bit depth. When used at a shallow depth on a level board, it is ideal for detailed designs and line drawings. Also is effective at outlining letters.

Can I create my own stencils for the Pantograph?

It is possible to create your own stencils. This gives you the flexibility of different fonts and different sizes. Please visit the following link for more information on how to accomplish creating your own stencils. 

How do I use the centering pin to center the base plate on my router?

The Milescraft centering pin can be used to accurately align and center the TurnLock™ Base Plate. This is not an extremely tight fit as the centering happens from the convex area of the pin. The pin is two sizes, ¼” and ½”, based on the collet sizes.

  1. Remove the existing base from the router by removing the appropriate screws.
  2. Insert appropriate end of the centering pin into router collet. (Follow your router manufacturer’s instruction for this step.)
  3. Install provided TurnLock Bushing on to the Base Plate by twisting into the TurnLock opening in the center of the Base Plate. (Example: If the 1/4″ end is inserted into your router’s collet use the 5/8″ bushing on the 1/2″ end of the centering pin.)
  4. Place the BasePlate on top of the router so that the screw mounting recesses are facing away from the router.
  5. After lowering the Base Plate so it is in contact with the centering pin, rotate the Base Plate over the router’s threaded screw holes until the correct alignment is found.
  6. Loosely fasten the Base Plate to the router by reinstalling the same screws removed in step 1 or if necessary, the screws provided.
  7. Adjust the Base Plate as needed to center the TurnLock Bushing on the centering pin. (Note: This is not an extremely tight fit as the centering happens from the convex area of the pin.)
  8. When centered, secure the Base Plate into position by tightening the appropriate screws.
  9. Remove the TurnLock Bushing from the Base Plate by twisting it out of the TurnLock mechanism.
  10. Remove the centering pin from the router collet. (Follow your router manufacturer’s instruction for this step.)

Your TurnLock Router Base Plate is now installed and centered. To use, simply twist the desired bushing into place. Follow you router manufacturers’ guidelines for proper router operation.

Do I need special screws to attach the TurnLock™ BasePlate to my Ryobi Router?

Ryobi routers require special screws which will be supplied upon request at no charge to you. To acquire these special screws please contact Milescraft Customer Service. or 224-227-6930

Average Review:
4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

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  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a very nice addition to my woodworking tools. I really enjoy the freedom to create the artwork.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I purchased this product after viewing an older review on YouTube. I found the directions on preparing the working surface and assembling the unit adequate. I was able to experiment with it this weekend and was surprised at the results on my test pieces. It certainly gives me more options than the sign making kit I had purchased from Milescraft in the past. I would definitely recommend this product to others. I was hoping to view a demonstration at one of the woodworking shows, but they are no longer available in the western states. A new tutorial with more detail in the use would be helpful either on the internet or by making a DVD available.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I love my PantographPro. I was looking through different CNC Machines but the prices were way out of my budget. The PantographPro was the perfect solution. I am able to route out logos, words and various different signs. It was pretty easy to set up and it’s very enjoyable to do. I’m definitely recommend it.