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Craftsman  Sign Pro Router Kit

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 8.1 lbs.
Overall Dimensions: Router Bits: 0.25 and 0.375 in.; Vertical and Horizontal Letters: 1.5 and 2.5 in.
Product Overview:
Type: Templates
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 3 year limited

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Product Description

Create beautiful signs up to 36 inches long using your router with this new and improved heavy duty wood sign making kit. Redesigned letter rails and end frames with included low-profile c-clamps combine to provide a much sturdier sign making jig. Includes 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch carbide tipped long reach router bits for large and small letters. The included Universal TurnLock™ Base Plate fits most routers and comes with 2 durable Metal-Nose Quick Change Bushings for large and small letters. Comes with 1-1/2 inch and 2-1/2 inch vertical number and horizontal letter, number, and punctuation templates which are self spacing - No measuring required!

  • Clamping System with Low-Profile C-Clamps - Secure clamping without obstructing your router
  • 7 inch TurnLock™ Base Plate with Centering Pin - Scratch resistant surface, fits most 6 inch and 7 inch routers for accurate, one-time centering of your plate
  • 2 TurnLock™ Metal-Nosed Bushings - Durable bbushings change easily without any tools!
  • Self Spacing Number & Letter Templates - No measuring required!
    • 164 Templates in 1-1/2 inch and 2-1/2 inch horizontal letters an numbers
    • 40 additional vertical number templates in 1-1/2 inch and 2-1/2 inch
  • 2 Bits Included - 3/8 inch and 1/4 inch Core Box bits fit large and small letters
  • 4 Metal Rails with Joiners - Up to 36 inch long, hold up to 18 templates
  • Improved Design is more stable and easier to assemble

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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15 Reviews Write a review
9 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise6 found this helpful
Hillbilly-N-Tn
Dec 14 , 2010
Good Set but a Requires PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

This Craftsman Sign Pro Router Kit could be made better; not exactly the quality I expect from Craftsman. On the flip side, after working with it and practicing using it (the instructions were in Greek) on several scrap pieces, I finally was able to get some descent lettering. Since the initial “new tool” feeling wore off, I continued to work with it and have since been able to master it to the point my lettering is much better than my freehand. The bottom line is, a person must practice and practice some more with the set-up and the actual use before they will get satisfactory results. If someone is willing to put forth the effort at learning to use it properly, then I would recommend the Craftsman Sign Pro Router Kit.

Criticism16 found this helpful
walkerboys
Jan 12 , 2009
Sign Pro Router kit
This tool is not of the quality I expected. The template letters move during router processes and they are not well crafted.
 

ilovewoodworking

Nova, OH

Dec 28 , 2013
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Overall
Great for signs

This is a great set for making nice signs or carving into posts for mailboxes and such. I used this to make may signs, the only downfall is i had to clamp it tighter to keep letters in place!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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once69

Barstow, CA

Dec 14 , 2013
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Perfect for making wood signs

I got this kit just in time for Christmas and started to make signs for my friends at work. I am putting there names and what position they have at work on a piece of pine. Hopefully they will like them enough to install them on there doors. The only down fall is they could have gave you more letters. I would recommend to all my wood working friends.


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Nov 30 , 2013
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Sign kit, best from Craftsman

This is the Milescraft sign kit with the upgraded metal guide bushings rather than the plastic bushings. Watch the video for best guide.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shankster97

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Buffalo, NY

May 4 , 2013
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Way too much play.

Even with the correct bushing this thing is all over the place inside the stencil. My work looks like a kid made it!


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ikebooth

Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 22 , 2013
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Great Product

Purchased this product to make "house signs" for the family. It works great! Easy to use and looks fantastic.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GodissoGood

Wilmington, OH

Dec 1 , 2012
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It works

It does just what it says it will. Nothing fancy or elaborate, easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ssjm3

Hawthorne, NJ

Jan 26 , 2012
Overall
a great sign kit

i have 2 full sets of this sign kit and i wouldnt be caught without it if you are a wood worker this is a major must have to keep you in business this kit has everything you need to make all of your sign and will help you learn more than just the simple signs you will be able to make them look as a pro did it for you you will be able to make so many different types of signs for what ever the job calls for if you do not have this kit i highly suggest you go out and get it i give it a 10+ on a scale of 1-10 and the price is right now the mark also it is not exspensive at all this kit will give you many hours of great work and enjoyment from your wood working dont be without it in your wood working tools .........steve

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SteveyV

Mansfield, MA

Sep 7 , 2011
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The Craftsman Sign Making Template System is lacking

This kit doesn't pretend to be professional and it isn't. However, there are still some basic flaws that shouldn't exist even for an amateur product... Parts used near a router bit should never be plastic, one slip and the router eats right through them (and this will happen, count on it). Then there is no way to replace the ruined letters or bushings without buying kits or a new whole set. The thing is flimsy and difficult to use but it can do the job.


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Ravenwulf

Columbia, MD

Mar 8 , 2011
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Sign Pro Router Kit is complete and ready to go.

I bought the sign making kit for a project. The kit came with both 2 1/2" and 1 1/2" horizontal letters and vertical numbers. It came with a universal router base and one router bit for each letter size. Pretty much everything that I needed minus the router itself. It was quick an easy to use and get started. Even my children have been able to run the system.

Even though it is a good system, I have had my problems with it. FIrst off I did not realize that the bits were so small, I had to buy a 1/4" router to use as my other router was too big. The universal base did not fit my router directly, I had to buy hardware to make the base fit my new router. For longer lettering you have to piece two sets of lettering rails together. The first time I did this i realized one of my rails was twisted. So I just use one set and then realign and do more, I can get a maximum of 8 letters at a time.

Overall the project is going well and it is a good price for the complete package compared to what I have seen online.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hillbilly-N-Tn

Gray, TN

Dec 14 , 2010
Overall
Good Set but a Requires PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

This Craftsman Sign Pro Router Kit could be made better; not exactly the quality I expect from Craftsman. On the flip side, after working with it and practicing using it (the instructions were in Greek) on several scrap pieces, I finally was able to get some descent lettering. Since the initial “new tool” feeling wore off, I continued to work with it and have since been able to master it to the point my lettering is much better than my freehand. The bottom line is, a person must practice and practice some more with the set-up and the actual use before they will get satisfactory results. If someone is willing to put forth the effort at learning to use it properly, then I would recommend the Craftsman Sign Pro Router Kit.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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