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Posted: 10/6/2005 8:37:18 PM EDT
Im trying to get some cheap punches and allen wrenches here at the hardware store but need to know all the exact sizes. Any brainiac out there got them memorized? Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:38:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 2:44:30 AM EDT
Do yourself a favor and purchase your punches from Sears, as Craftsman punches have a lifetime warranty which will come in quite handy as even the quality 1/16" punches will break.

And forget about buying cheap tools.

Mike
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 3:03:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 12:59:30 PM EDT by j3_]
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Link Posted: 10/7/2005 4:27:16 AM EDT
I like the roll pin punch set from Brownell's -- they have a bump in the middle so the pin doesn't slide off -- but you have to watch them because the steel isn't super hard.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 3:51:40 PM EDT
These four punches will do every roll pin on the AR-15.

1/16" pin punch
3/32" pin punch

3/32" roll pin punch
1/8" roll pin punch
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 4:58:16 PM EDT
good info
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 5:20:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 8:43:57 PM EDT
NRA used to have this link up with lots of building info, and list of tools:
http://www.nrahq.org/publications/ssusa/AR15_tools.asp

Unfortunately they either took it down or maybe you have to be a NRA member to see it? The link worked when I was a member but I'm not anymore; maybe a computer geek knows how to locate the file.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:02:13 AM EDT
I just use an Allen wrench set I got from Wal-Mart. It has all the different sizes both in standard and metric. It's cheap and works fine for me. I also use them as punches since I don't have the proper punch set yet.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:20:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunDisaster:
I just use an Allen wrench set I got from Wal-Mart. It has all the different sizes both in standard and metric. It's cheap and works fine for me. I also use them as punches since I don't have the proper punch set yet.



Now thats what Im talking about. I actually just built my first lower with pen caps, a full size hammer, bubble wrap, a screw driver and a few other weird things hahaha Im going to walmart! Craftsman eat your heart out!
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