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Default Vertical lettering with ROUT A SIGNER

I have the Craftsman ROUT-A-SIGNER 2572 (and the manual) and would like to make vertical letters rather than slanted. Imbeded in the many questions and answers about getting a copy the manual there was at least one question about non-slanted lettering, but no one answered. If anyone knows how to use the rout-a-signer for vertical lettering, I would like to learn how.
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Just lock you sign board in the vertical but you must move it up after each letter.
Cams or Wedges work well to lock your sign board in place no screws needed..just a easy way to adjust it and lock it in place.

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I have the Craftsman ROUT-A-SIGNER 2572 (and the manual) and would like to make vertical letters rather than slanted. Imbeded in the many questions and answers about getting a copy the manual there was at least one question about non-slanted lettering, but no one answered. If anyone knows how to use the rout-a-signer for vertical lettering, I would like to learn how.


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I am trying to make normal looking letters, each one NEXT to each other on a board. The only thing that I have been able to do with the Rout a Sign are slanted letters - kind of like "italics". The response assumed that I was trying to make a vertical sign - letters below each other, but that is not what I meant by vertical letters.
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Hi

This may help

YouTube - 1298 Pantograph from Milescraft

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Default Anyone have experience with the Craftsman 25722?

Thank you, but I viewed that before. The 1298 Pantograph from Milescraft is nothing like the Craftsman 2572 so it does not provide any direction for me. It makes slanted letters of various sizes just fine, but I would like "straight" letters.
Hope someone out there has some experience with the Craftsman 2572.
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Sounds like your template holder is not set right. It has to be square to the table.
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This was back in march. Maybe he bought another template set.

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I still have not found a way to make plain, ordinary letters.
I have not purchased a new template set.
My Base is set up square to the table. The letter template is square to the base and the table. The router cuts the letters into the wood in an italic type font (slanted) instead of straight up and down.
Thank you for your suggestions. And thanks for continuing to monitor this question.
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I still have not found a way to make plain, ordinary letters.
I have not purchased a new template set.
My Base is set up square to the table. The letter template is square to the base and the table. The router cuts the letters into the wood in an italic type font (slanted) instead of straight up and down.
Thank you for your suggestions. And thanks for continuing to monitor this question.
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I'm guessing your answer is above. Unless I'm mistaken, your template has to be in the font you want to route.

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Default sears rout-a-signer

I feel your pain. The sears tool will NOT let me make a straight letter vertically bc of the pin on the right hand side of the jig which will, of course let you make it straight horizontally, consequently anytime you go vertical it will slant the letter or number. It is assembled correctly and the template is square with the table. Not sure what to do.
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