The Milescraft PantographPRO™ lets you expand your router’s 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!
- 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
- Clear base plate for visibility of work area
- Tough polycarbonate base plate can be modified with a drill or file to fit nonstandard routers
- Centering pin included for fast accurate base plate installation
- Includes common mounting screws for attachment to most routers
Equipped With The Patented TurnLock™ Technology
- Allows for fast tool-free guide bushing and router attachment exchanges
- Thumb-activated lock/release mechanism enhances speed and safety when changing tools
- The TurnLock™ base plate accepts all Milescraft® bushings
For more information on our universal base plate, see our compatibility chart and template.
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This is a very nice addition to my woodworking tools. I really enjoy the freedom to create the artwork.
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.
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.
PantographPRO – 4 Stars out of 5
This kit contains everything one need to make signs using router, except for the router and wood. In the box one will find a PantographPRO with all the necessary accessories to mount a router to it, three router bits with 1/4″ shank and templates with 2 types of font stencils. There is also a manual in the box and if that is not enough, one can watch a video about the assembly and use of this kit. The video is available on YouTube and the Milescraft website. There is not a DVD provided with this product. Assembly is quite easy and takes only few minutes. The whole jig needs to be mounted on a flat stiff surface, standard 3/4″ thick piece of plywood would be sufficient. The idea is simple: you move a stylus over a stencil of a letter or a drawing and the PantographPRO transfers that movement to the router, which makes exact copy in scale 1:2 (half the size of the stencil) in the wood (or some other material). The stencil is held in place by a transparent plastic sleeve and thumb tacks. Stylus is supposed to move just a little bit above the plastic without touching it. It was easier for me to be able to push the stylus on the stencil therefore I had to use many thumb tacks to hold it firmly in place, otherwise the sleeve would warp. Perhaps thin acrylic sheet would work better. It takes a bit of practice to produce nice signs. It is recommended to try the jig first on a scrap material to get a feel of it. One cannot make a whole word in one go. Letters have to be made one by one. That slows down the whole project. It is also a bit tricky to get the spacing between letters right, therefore there are spacing marks made on the templates. Following lines with a stylus is not that easy and takes some experience. However this jig is capable of producing very nice signs once you get the hang of it. Milescraft used adequate materials for this kit ensuring it’s long life, metal screws and good quality tough plastic. Good news for owners of other Milescraft’s jigs for routers, the included base plate features Milescraft’s TurnLock Technology. This base plate can be used with other Milescraft router accessories, such as the CircleGuideKit, SignPro or Design/InlayKit). PantographPRO is more versatile than a SignPro, as there are no limits to the fonts one wants to use. Anything can be printed or drawn on paper and copied on wood with this jig, whereas SignPro allows only the use of font provided. However, this jig is a little bit more difficult to use in my opinion. Also, one has to have in mind that template will be copied in half the size, therefore there may be a need to enlarge the stencils.
Easy to set up and easy to use. Clear and easy to follow instructions. Feels and looks like it is quality made. I Did a test piece using some of the stencils it came with, and some that I created and printed, and it all turned out great!
Great product use it all the time
Appears to work as advertised.
Jessica Randlall was most helpful, a few test and I was on my way to my first sign. Thanks, I wish other transactions could be as smooth as this was!
Ordered this for my husband for his birthday. He loves it! Took a but of time to make the jig for it. It works with his standard router but he’s planning to buy a trim router for it. Love it!
Instructions are not very good. pivot mounts are plastic
I ordered this as a birthday gift for my son, so I have no comment about it’s performance, however the information, ordering and shipping was nothing short of excellent. Thank you.
Glad I bought it. Just not as easy as I thought it would be, but I’ll master it soon enough.