1298 - Pantograph

Use Your Router to Convert Almost Any Kind of Art into a Stunning Reproduction in Wood.

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Using a variety of router bits, you can create carvings from 2D templates and/or 3D models with the Milescraft Pantograph.  Five font stencils and several classic line drawings are provided or develop your own using such sources as coloring books or type and art downloaded to your computer. Mounts to any router, plunge or fixed base, with a 6″ or smaller base. The template can be up to 12″ x 24″ in size.  The frame is adjustable to produce a finished product 40%, 50% or 60% the size of the source material, with height ranging from 3.2″ to 4.8″ and unlimited length.

Pantograph Features:

  • Constructed of steel tubes and tough ABS plastic for lasting durability
  • Frame is made from high impact styrene resin, providing both strength and lightweight
  • 3 reduction settings make carvings 40%, 50% or 60% of the original size
  • Occupies a 12″ x 24″ work area
  • Includes stencils for letters (five fonts) and drawings sized 3.2″ to 4.8″
*The hold-down socket is to be placed in the back left corner of the set-up. This does not get secured down until your router adaptor plate is centered on your workpiece. Please note that the position of this hold down socket will change with each workpiece.

1298 Pantograph has been discontinued, view the 1221 PantographPRO.

 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product

  • Material

    Steel and ABS Plastic

  • Reduction Sizes

    40%, 50%, 60%

  • Includes

    5 Font Stencil Sets and Line Drawings

  • Font Stencils

    Script, Modern, Old English, Computer, Far East

  • Weight

    6.72 lbs

1298 Pantograph Manual – English (pdf)

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1298 Pantograph Manual – German (pdf)

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1298 Pantograph Parts Diagram (pdf)

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Creating Stencils for Pantograph and PantographPRO (pdf)

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Pantograph Stencils (pdf)

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1298 Pantograph Video by Milescraft
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5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating

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  1. 5 out of 5

    I am the type of person that I voice my complaints whenever I meet a substandard product or Service Support. Most often I go to the products Home Page and ask for help from the Company’s Support Service. By sending an email. Well, you guessed it, rarely do I receive a timely response or any response at all. This why I want to tell prospective Milescraft Product buyers that this company took the time to precisely answer my request within 24 hrs!!! There was a detailed instruction what I needed to do.
    However, let be start from the arrival of this 1298 Pantograph. The price fantastic, they provide explicit Manual, Full set of helpful Stencils. The installation was straight forward. I required about 45 minutes to install it on a 4X8 X3/4″ plywood. The next day I was trying my first project. I’m 84 yrs old and the first SCRIPT “A” came out as though I’ve been using this Pantograph for many projects.
    In summary: Price = 5*
    Installation = 5*
    Service support = 5*
    Therefore, I highly recommend Milescraft anticipating the same attributes for all their products.

Where do I secure the triangle corner hold down socket on the setup board of my Pantograph?

The hold down socket is to be placed in the back left corner of the set-up. This does not get secured down until your router adaptor plate is centered on your workpiece. Please note that the position of this hold down socket will change with each workpiece.

What do I use for the starting and finishing points for the Modern font?

Since these letters are cursive, the starting locations will vary based on the letters that precede them. Each lower case letter will be started based on the “starting point” that is specified unless they are preceded by a letter that is called out on that page. If that is the case, you will at the beginning of the dotted line near the asterisk.




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. 

What type of grease should I use on the Pantograph?

If the joints of the Pantograph are stiff, you may use a common lithium grease.

How do I paint or finish my signs?

Painting or Finishing Signs – Helpful Hints:

Hint 1:

Spray paint the entire workpiece after it has been routed. After the paint is dry, sanding the entire sign with a belt sander will remove the paint from the high spots and leave paint in the areas that have been routed. Be sure to sand the workpiece evenly.

Hint 2:

Place Tuck Tape, or another sheathing tape, over the surface that you want to rout out. The router cuts through the tape and into the workpiece. After routing is complete, spray paint over the lettering, (usually two coats) and once dry, remove the tape. This can be done with the help of a shop knife or Exacto blade. This method cuts down on sanding.