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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/23/2005 6:48:29 AM EDT

I have lost track of the progress and price on bending jigs. Anyone want to let me in on the info?

What have you used?
Pro and con, etc.

I don't mind bending the upper rails with a hammer, but I know that some jigs have a way to press them instead. Are they worth the extra money?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:11:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:51:56 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:31:55 AM EDT
I have a couple of the 555th jigs and these are pretty much the standard that people copied to make all others (exaduration I know). With the original 555th jig you need to take a little time and center your flats in the jig using a micrometer. It takes a little time but it isn't too hard.

The DPH jig is the first real imprvement but it is still esentially a 555th jig but they added locator pins that allow you to pretty much drop your flat over a couple pins and bolt ut up tight thus eliminating the measuring. Now, some people have added the alignment pins to their 555th jigs to do the same thing.

The AK-Builder jig is essentially the same as the DPH jig but it is shaped a little diferent so that the jig that you use to bend your flat will actually fit inside a second jig that will bend over the top rail.

Now, I can't really advise what prices are anymore or what the availablility but here are some links:

dpharms.com/now-in-stock-receiver-flat-bending-jig-p-115.html
ak-builder.com/ak/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=2

I am reluctantly offering my jig (555th) for rent again if you may be interested...

www.quarterbore.net/forums/showthread.php?t=510

Even with having to measure the flat to center it you can bend a flat in under an hour and the second and third flats can be done much faster... I am asking $20 + shipping to the next person but see the terms at the link as my last rotaion turned into a real hastle!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:07:07 PM EDT
I have AK-Builder's jig with the upper rail bending attachment. Many NoVA members have receivers that were bent on that jig. I am very pleased with his quality and attention to detail.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:41:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Longboat:
I have AK-Builder's jig with the upper rail bending attachment. Many NoVA members have receivers that were bent on that jig. I am very pleased with his quality and attention to detail.



+1 I've used Longboat's and liked it so much I bought my own!
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