Make professional-quality engraved wooden signs with the Milescraft SignPRO™ sign making kit for routers. Self-spacing 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2” characters fit into the 36” adjustable clamping system, without having to make any measurements. Affix the character templates and start routing, for uniformly spaced letters and numbers. This router jig gives you the speed and convenience you need and is compatible with your existing router. With TurnLock™ as an integral feature on the BasePlate, bushing exchange is tool-free, hardware-free, and takes only seconds.
- Durable 5/8″ and 7/16″ guide bushings maintain consistent alignment with any router template
- Bushing guides you through the router stencils to create great-looking signs
- Metal nose guide bushing provides long-lasting durability
TurnLock™ BasePlate, Router Accessory
- 7″ TurnLock™ BasePlate fits most popular routers
- Made of clear polycarbonate for visibility of the work area
- Can be modified with a drill or file to fit nonstandard routers
- Allows you to change your bushing size quickly with no tools needed
Equipped with the patented TurnLock™ Technology
- Fast tool-free guide bushing and router attachment exchanges
- TurnLock™ base plate accepts all Milescraft bushings
SignPRO™ Router Templates (206 pcs. total)
- 2-1/2″ character templates included
- A to Z plus one additional A, E, and I (2 each)
- 0 to 9 (2 each)
- period and quotation mark (2 each)
- 1-1/2″ horizontal character templates included:
- A to Z plus one additional A, E, and I (2 each)
- 0 to 9 (2 each)
- period/apostrophe, dash and blank spacer template (2 each)
- Vertical number templates included:
- 1-1/2″ templates – 0 to 9 (2 each)
- 2-1/2″ templates – 0 to 9 (2 each)
Low Profile C-Clamps
- Securely hold the workpiece without obstructing the router
For more information on our universal base plate, see our compatibility chart and template.
*When using this router template guide, be sure that the bushing Is installed on the BasePlate before routing
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
The sign making kit is fun. Everyone likes to get a gift of their name engraved in wood.
In the box one will find everything that is needed to rout text in wood. There is a limitation, only one type of font in two sizes: 1.5” and 2.5″. All one needs to have is a router with 1/4″ collet. It comes with such router bits. For those who already have other Milescraft jigs designed to use with a router there is a good news: it is made with TurnLock Technology as well, so it uses the same router base plate as other jigs. That means that one can have dedicated router for use with Milescraft jigs on which one base plate could be mounted – what a time saver!
All parts are well made of quality material. However, plastic templates for the letters can be damaged by the router bit, so one needs to be focused and careful.
The idea is very simple… one loads stencils for the letters into the rail which holds them together and serves as a surface for the router to rest and move on. However, in real life using this requires a bit of a learning. Some letters are very easy to rout and come up very nice every time (C, I, J, L, S, U) but others are a bit difficult due to their shape (A, R, B, K, X, W, N, M etc). Bushing will lose a contact with a template for a moment when routing those, so this is where focus and steady hands are needed.
It is faster to use than a PantographPRO, however the latter is more versatile. If you are happy with just one font this might be just the right sign making jig for you.
Only used 1.5″ letters
Great customer service, the original letter “N” that came with a new kit is “Old Style” is backward and larger than others. Jessica Randall in customer service is sending the replacement.
The letters are thin and flexible easy for router guide to come out of the letter. Practiced with old style letter N and letter it’s a good thing because I ruined both. My old sign kit, the templates were stiff and guide never came out of the letter template. I made many signs and manes in furniture that I made and never had a problem, but I needed smaller letters.
Overall is a pretty good product but a couple of items to be aware of. The kit i received had only 2 1.5″ N stencils and took some shuffling and resetting to use. The other issue is the font, it looks a little too much like 1970s computer lettering. The kit is easy to use and produces really nice results but some of the stencils can be distorted if too much side force is applied, so as with any tool use care.
If you want to get addicted to making sawdust and making signs and having lots of fun with wood, this is a great starting point. If you like those state park signs and want to make your own versions of those signs then you came to the right place. Milescraft uses the same font in this kit. This is not the ONLY way to make signs but it is a great kit to have in a sign making arsenal. You get a lot of goodies in this kit to help you get started making some signs.
NOTE: Highway brown and highway yellow are 2 colors you may be looking for to make your sign look like the real deal. Some of those signs used white for the letters. I added this for those who wanted to know what colors to get.
You will want to have a depth gauge to help you set your router bit depth. Milescraft makes a depth gauge. You do not have to cut the letters really deep to make them right,
good product, I am a beginner so it does take some time for trial & error to get it to work. you have to go slow the plastic parts tend to fall out of place if you go too fast. but work awesome when you get the hang of it.would absolutely recommend this for anyone.
Product is great. Fast shipping. Highly recommended
Good quality but yet to try it
I am very pleased with the product and how fast I received it after the order was placed
Great product, ordering was easy and delivered on time.
There can’t be a simpler way to make a wooden sign. Set up was a breeze, and I made my first sign within 30 minutes. It takes longer to find the letters and place them in the unit than it does to route them out. Highly recommended!
Everything I need and an outstanding price
Wish there were other fonts available as this is an easy product to use. Additional fonts would greatly expand more uses.
works well, though the aluminum extrusions are twisted, causing some difficulty in assembling the jig.
Fast and easy setup. Was experimenting on scrap lumber in less than 15 minutes.
It was NOT delivered!
George, your package was delivered on Thursday 10/10/2019 at 10:45 am by FedEx. If you have any questions, please contact Milescraft customer service at 224-227-6930. Thank you.
This is a great product. I have made several signs using both size letters. It is easy to set up and get started. And making the signs can be addictive. I am very glad I found this product and this company. I have a few of their other products and now in the process of ordering more. Jessica Randall is absolutely the best customer service representative I have ever dealt with. She responds to questions very fast and if a problem arises she is quick to resolve the issue. Buy with confidence.
Think my husband is going to like it. He hasn’t had time to play with it yet
Being a complete novice at sign making, I am very pleased with the SignPro. It is simple to assemble and sturdy. So far I have made several signs using different woods and am very satisfied. My only suggestion to users is to read the instructions, be patient and take your time. So far I have no issues with the SignPro, only my lack of experience. Given that, the few signs I have made still came out well. The customer service has been great.
Haven’t opened yet. Fast shipping! My friend has one. Can’t wait to use
The clamps used to hold it down broke upon the first use. Other than that my husband is happy with it. He made a couple of items and says it works well.
Good product, chewed up a few templates, due to impatience. Reordering was a snap. Wish there was more quick release technology in the product. But, it works as advertised.
Works great – have made many signs – did not experience any of the issues raised in other reviews
I needed to make some signs for our local Open Land Trust. I had never used router templates before, but I’ve worked with tools all my life.
I looked into Milescraft and Rockler templates. I wound up buying both because neither company had all the letter sizes I needed. I used the
Milescraft 2 3/8” letters and the Rockler 3 1/2” letters. For a first batch I made 4 signs; all alike. I used the Milescraft template for the top two
lines and the Rockler for the bottom line. Both templates worked well. I was a little bit nervous about the Rockler template at first because
there is only about 1/16” of guide bushing extending into the template and I thought I could have trouble with it jumping out. It didn’t though.
One thing I liked about the Milescraft system, besides the longer guide bushing, is that only one pass is required. With the Rockler system
you have to use two separate templates for some letters to complete them. That means you have to change out some individual templates
after one pass and go over those letters again to complete the letter. I also like that with Milescraft all the letters for each line stay together so
you can make one sign and move the assembly to the next one. The Rockler letters don’t really stay together that well when you move from one
sign to the next. Both systems worked well for me as you can see from the photo (that I will try to attach), but I would probably choose to use Milescraft
exclusively if they had all the sizes I need. To cut out and rout four signs in 3/4” HDU took me six hours. Not too bad for the first time.
Painting the signs took at least twice as long.
This is a great tool. It saves me so much time. And easy to set up
Very happy with the product. One thing I would like to see is a set of arrow templates. I’m sure many of us are using this product for outdoor recreation areas and arrows are commonplace on signs. “Restrooms” w/arrow pointed that way is something that comes to mind. A set with 4″6″8″ etc. would save a lot of time compared to setting up a jig for each new sign. Again good product.
I am satisfied. Looking forward to using all of the equipment.
love it. makes making signs easy
All items received in excellent condition and on time. Assembled unit and tested. Very pleased with this kit so far as well as the service provided by Milescraft.
Gave as Christmas gifts so…
Just received my signpro and have been practicing. The one thing I noticed right away is that there is no room for error. Router bit touches the edge of a letter or number template and you will find yourself ordering a new set. Wish the template were a little more stronger (thicker). The other thing is don’t over tighten the adjustable spacer to the template or the template will bend when routing.
Guess I’ll practice some more, slow it down and order an additional template set.
You sent exactly what I ordered, thanks.
Does a good job