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Posted: 3/2/2006 7:49:13 AM EDT
I am gonna build a workbench this weekend and im trying to round up tools that I am going to need to build/work on AR's. Please help me add to my list.

Armor's Wrench
Vise
Dremmel Tool
Allen Wrenches
Screwdrivers
Brass Hammer
Punches

What else do I need.

Thanks,
Josh
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:35:48 AM EDT
Action block.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:39:18 AM EDT
pliers, CLP, big a** hammer, mallet, painter's tape, vice grips could also come in handy, depending on the job...
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:55:57 AM EDT
If you are coordinated, then this won't apply. If you fall into my category, then a detent pin installation tool helps from launching the detent pin into orbit around the earth. You don't have to spend $5 for one though, just purchase a clevis pin from your local hardware store..it is practically the same.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:22:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 2:23:54 PM EDT by M4Madness]
Here's what I bought:

www.bushmaster.com
Bushmaster handguard removal tool -- #HGD-Tool -- $19.95
Bushmaster receiver push pin tool -- #IMP-1 -- $6.95
Bushmaster action clamp -- #OM-003 -- $38.95
Bushmaster firing pin protrusion gauge -- #MMT-0005 -- $14.95

www.brownells.com
Brownells Bench Block (round, grooved) -- #498-100-100 -- $12.50
Brownells AR-15 Front Sight Bench Block -- #080-000-252 -- $34.97
Brownells needle oilers (quantity 3) -- #084-038-203 --$6.67
Kroil (8-ounce can) -- #471-100-008 -- $8.90
Gas tube wrench-- #133-100-015 -- $24.95
"Field Gauge" -- #319-418-033 -- $14.94

doityourself.com
Dasco 4 1/2" X 1/16" pin punch -- #6476659 -- $3.69
Dasco 5 1/2" X 3/32" pin punch -- #6472732 -- $3.89

www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/nnsrhm
Proto 4 1/4" X 3/32" Tip Super-Duty Roll Pin Punch -- #J49332 -- $4.96
Proto 4 1/4" X 1/8" Tip Super-Duty Roll Pin Punch -- #J49018 -- $5.43
Stanley 3/32" Square Nail Set -- #58-113 -- $2.55
Stanley 5 oz. Magnetic Tack Hammer -- #54-304 -- $11.03

www.olyarms.com
Olympic Arms armorer's wrench -- #H28B -- $27

www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=239
Pittsburgh Tools 1/2" Torque Wrench-- #239-3VGA -- $11.99

www.plastixplustx.com/ar15/ar15.html
AR-15 Maintenance stand

4" Vise
16-ounce hammer
Snap-ring pliers
Needle-nose pliers
Painter's tape
Moly lube
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:00:01 PM EDT
bandaids!!!
case of beer
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:18:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
Here's what I bought:

www.bushmaster.com
Bushmaster handguard removal tool -- #HGD-Tool -- $19.95
Bushmaster receiver push pin tool -- #IMP-1 -- $6.95
Bushmaster action clamp -- #OM-003 -- $38.95
Bushmaster firing pin protrusion gauge -- #MMT-0005 -- $14.95

www.brownells.com
Brownells Bench Block (round, grooved) -- #498-100-100 -- $12.50
Brownells AR-15 Front Sight Bench Block -- #080-000-252 -- $34.97
Brownells needle oilers (quantity 3) -- #084-038-203 --$6.67
Kroil (8-ounce can) -- #471-100-008 -- $8.90
Gas tube wrench-- #133-100-015 -- $24.95
"Field Gauge" -- #319-418-033 -- $14.94

doityourself.com
Dasco 4 1/2" X 1/16" pin punch -- #6476659 -- $3.69
Dasco 5 1/2" X 3/32" pin punch -- #6472732 -- $3.89

www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/nnsrhm
Proto 4 1/4" X 3/32" Tip Super-Duty Roll Pin Punch -- #J49332 -- $4.96
Proto 4 1/4" X 1/8" Tip Super-Duty Roll Pin Punch -- #J49018 -- $5.43
Stanley 3/32" Square Nail Set -- #58-113 -- $2.55
Stanley 5 oz. Magnetic Tack Hammer -- #54-304 -- $11.03

www.olyarms.com
Olympic Arms armorer's wrench -- #H28B -- $27

www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=239
Pittsburgh Tools 1/2" Torque Wrench-- #239-3VGA -- $11.99

www.plastixplustx.com/ar15/ar15.html
AR-15 Maintenance stand

4" Vise
16-ounce hammer
Snap-ring pliers
Needle-nose pliers
Painter's tape
Moly lube



maybe you should change your name to "mr. goodlist"... this has come in handy!
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:01:29 AM EDT
All the stuff that has been previously mentioned.
The two tricky areas are the bolt catch detent and the pivot pin detent.
The bolt catch detent is where your punch will slip off the pin and scratch or dent your lower.
The pivot pin detent, as mentioned, will go into orbit if you aren't careful.
Regards, Ray
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:34:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 5:39:52 AM EDT by desertmoon]
I would use TWO vises. A large one for assembly and then a small one for doing little stuff or other projects at the same time. Make sure they are plenty far apart. Also make sure both are situated for maximum versatility.


Other Tools: Brownells AR-15 roll pin punch kit. $19.99

Brownells AR-15 ROLL PIN STARTER PUNCH KIT $46.95 ( worth every damn penny if you want to do a smooth and professional installation of roll pins )
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:41:48 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:35:37 AM EDT
tag!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:54:20 AM EDT
Please Tag!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 11:24:36 AM EDT
Quick unrelated question.
Does a gun that you build from parts have to be registered?I live in PA.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:55:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SlickGixxer:
Quick unrelated question.
Does a gun that you build from parts have to be registered?I live in PA.



If you build on a factory-built lower receiver, then the lower will already be "registered" -- no further registering is required.

On the other hand, if you build on an 80% lower (which you complete yourself), there is no paper trail whatsoever. The only thing about this route is that the lower can never be sold.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 3:53:56 AM EDT
lots of "Research + Development" ammo
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