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burley

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03-20-2018 01:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router jig question carving

Hello Everyone :) I’ve not been on line for a while so I’m not sure if this question has even been ask. I have been interest in sign making, (with a router) so I bought a pantographPRO. On YouTube they talk about a ratio or scale to enlarge or reduce your drawing. My instructions do not mention this option. I’m disappointed, can anyone clear this up? Did I purchase the wrong model? Thanks :)


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GoingUp

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 01:53 PM

You’ve got a class 2 lever. Looking at the pictures on pantographs website, your ratio will likely be 2:1. In other words, you template will be twice as big as your finished product. Matthias Wandel explains the theory extremely well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wZ1v4PIsYI

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 06:11 PM

Your unit is made to create a 2:1 reduction. As advertised on the Milescraft website:

“PantographPRO Features:
Trace along any letter stencil or line drawing, while your router makes the same cut at a 50% reduction

Also note in the instructions under “Making Your Own Letter Stencils” Step 5:
”... enlarge the font to twice the size of what you would like to rout….”

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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