Greg, I have the 1212 from Milescraft. And I like it very much. I've also gave a shot at free hand (and plan on doing more), but for quick, simple signs, I don't think you can beat the 1212. I made 20-30 signs for Christmas presents last year. Never had to scrap any of them. I built a jig, for the jig, I guess you can say, and it helped. The first 3 pics is of my set up when routing the signs, and the last two are a couple of the signs I made. The last one, I even added some burning of images to the sign. The blue painters tape reminds me that those letters are just spacers, not to be routed out.
Last edited by N'awlins77; 11-29-2012 at 06:25 PM.