I have one almost the same from Rockler, and it makes pretty good
signs. But the plastic letters can wear out ( operator stupidity )
when you touch them with the cutter. I have also seen problems with
the clamping system, keeping the stencil aligned with the board. One
screw-up, and you better find a new board.
All said, they work pretty well. I'll have to try the colored wood
thing next time. Painting the letters with paint is a pain unless you
run it thru the plainer after painting.
Final thought- How do you clamp a wide board like a sign to get a thin
glue joint? Cauls??? Thanks.....