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Hi, I'm new to routing and am having some difficulty. Does anyone know if you can use a Dremel Multi-Pro with the Milescraft Sign Pro Kit? I'm thinking about getting a router attachment for my Dremel. Good idea or not???

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I think your issue will be finding a guide bushing to fit the dremel router attachment. You will have to have this for the sign kit.
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I think you might be better off with something like a Colt (light weight) router for signs. I see many users on the Forum mentioning it. Of course, you can always use a larger router like the the Bosch, DeWalt, Porter Cable or other brand. They will all have the bushing you need available.

I just remembered some really good reviews of Makita's version of the small router, but in a kit, it was about the same price as the Bosch 1617. Confusing, huh?
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The Milescraft and other "stencil" type sign making tools require guide bushings and a router with a large enough base. I have a friend who uses a sign making tool and makes 4 or more signs a day with it (he is in a niche market) and loves the Milwaukee 5615-20 router. The Porter-Cable style guide bushings fit and it has a body grip feature. If you go with a trim router make sure that it can accommodate a guide bushing and that the spindle is centered to the base plate, the Colt is not centered. Dave Rhoten has several videos on routers on his UTube channel, but he does not use Milescraft equipment, so his needs are somewhat different.

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