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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/10/2005 5:43:47 PM EDT
What tools are needed to completely dissaseamble an upper, including the bolt?

How about this tool?
adcofirearms.com/itemdetails.cfm?inventorynumber=3942

Do I need the front sight tool to adjust the front sight?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 3:45:16 AM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:53:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 7:54:43 AM EDT by M4Madness]
Here's what I use for UPPER receivers. I consider items noted with "***" to be necessary. All others just make things easier.

www.bushmaster.com
Bushmaster handguard removal tool -- #HGD-Tool -- $19.95
Bushmaster action clamp -- #OM-003 -- $38.95 ***

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
Gas tube wrench-- #133-100-015 -- $24.95

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 -- $9.99 ***

Moly lube ***

16-ounce ballpeen hammer ***

snap ring pliers ***


Do I need the front sight tool to adjust the front sight?


It is recommended.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:10:27 AM EDT
A $9.95 torque wrench?? I would pass on that. It may get you in more trouble than just using your own judgement.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:20:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By beersngars:
A $9.95 torque wrench?? I would pass on that. It may get you in more trouble than just using your own judgement.



Why is that? It is rated at + or - 4% accuracy. Barrelling an AR-15 upper on requires an initial setting of 30#. The accuracy of this torque wrench means that the most it will be off is 1.2# at the 30# setting, and that isn't anything to speak of. I wouldn't recomend using it to rebuild engines or anything critical, but for an AR-15 build it is an excellent deal. Heck, some guys don't even use a torque wrench at all. And I guarantee that these people aren't as precise as the 1.2# mentioned above.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:43:55 PM EDT
I quess I'm a little critical of cheap tools as most of mine are Snap-On. As to the 4% margin of error, just seems like a lot to ask of $9.95. If I recall, my Snap On is 2% and it was north of $200.00. But your point is taken as to it may be better than none at all to the guy who does'nt twist wrenchs for a living.
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