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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:41:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 12:55:27 AM EDT
It could work, personally I would just spend 25 bucks and buy one.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:07:12 AM EDT
You ideally should have an insert putting the clamp force on the inside of the top of the reciever instead of the thin receiver walls as it is currently.

I've done it the same as this before and while it "works" I wouldn't put serious pressure on it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:23:03 AM EDT
Nobody wants to buy a specialized tool to get a very specific job done, but in this case I would.  If you were in some Somali arms garage just "making it work," then I'd make do with this.  With quick ordering, fast shipping, and low costs, I would just get the right tool and be done with it, just my $0.02.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:28:08 AM EDT
I did one that way.
Never again.
Buy a clam shell and avoid issues.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:41:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 1:41:46 AM EDT by eracer]
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:50:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:33:57 AM EDT
http://www.amazon.com/Field-Sport-Inc-AR15-Block/dp/B007LDRXWW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1390822323&sr=8-4&keywords=Action+block

$20 is less than you will spend on anything you fuck up because you are being cheap.

Just get a action block.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:35:01 AM EDT
I have the wheeler and the DPMS Claw. The wheeler feels much safer to me. It has no stress on the upper take down points and doesnt appear to twist wwhen force is applied like the DPMS.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:55:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DeputySteel:


I am looking for a cheaper vice block that will prevent a upper receiver from bending would this one work good?



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one time, yes unless its a armalite or bmc barrel



more than once buy a block.



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 4:14:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 4:17:08 AM EDT by fatcat4620]
I bought an old cutting board from goodwill for $1.99. Cut one section to go on the top rail and laminated two pieces together to be between the lugs.

Edit. Found a pic, disregard the background
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 4:33:55 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:


I bought an old cutting board from goodwill for $1.99. Cut one section to go on the top rail and laminated two pieces together to be between the lugs.



Edit. Found a pic, disregard the background

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w644/fatcat4620/20140113_193627_zpsjurse6kc.jpg
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problem with that is the rotational force is concentrated on the thin metal below the port door and that can crack or break the upper. Not saying it will all the time, but from all the "I broke my upper threads"  that's exactly what happens.



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:46:49 AM EDT
I also use and recommend the wheeler vise block.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:06:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:09:25 AM EDT
Another vote for the Geissele Reaction Rod. It's worth every penny. If you're poor like me then save until you can buy one.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:24:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CitizenSoldier556:
Another vote for the Geissele Reaction Rod. It's worth every penny. If you're poor like me then save until you can buy one.
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Or buy a clone, $28 bucks

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/rifle-tools/barrel-tools/ar-15-m16-barrel-extension-torque-tool-sku080000637-27452-53686.aspx
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:32:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:39:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 8:39:56 AM EDT by Dannygrrraham]
DON'T!!!!!! your going to crack your upper. That's how a "gunsmith" broke my receiver.


Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:47:26 AM EDT
Just sayin'!

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:07:00 AM EDT
In the old days the barrel vice block was used...clamshells are good if u have a receiver insert I use the panther claw it mounts through the receiver lugs pinned in and it fills the inside of the receiver.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:23:27 AM EDT
I have torqued the shit out of several with the clamshell.  I have never broken one.  I did break two barrel nut wrenches when trying to remove an Armalite barrel nut.  Still didn't hurt the upper.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:34:16 AM EDT
I picked up one of these from Amazon on a whim, but it has worked terrifically.

No Mar Block
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:41:26 AM EDT
Thanks for all the feedback! Im asking because I was stupid and went and bent my upper receiver
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:55:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 10:58:32 AM EDT by North_42]
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Originally Posted By AlphaThree:
http://www.amazon.com/Field-Sport-Inc-AR15-Block/dp/B007LDRXWW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1390822323&sr=8-4&keywords=Action+block

$20 is less than you will spend on anything you fuck up because you are being cheap.

Just get a action block.
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Originally Posted By AlphaThree:
http://www.amazon.com/Field-Sport-Inc-AR15-Block/dp/B007LDRXWW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1390822323&sr=8-4&keywords=Action+block

$20 is less than you will spend on anything you fuck up because you are being cheap.

Just get a action block.


I love this review from one of the folks who bought that:


this block is for the A2 upper, and not all uppers. this did not work for me and now i have a paper weight
 

I bought one of those blocks, put a hinge on it and have used it on several A2 and flat top uppers, it works great.

Edit: Dyslexia
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 12:49:00 PM EDT
I would like to go with the USGI method this one looks good

http://i.ebayimg.com/16/!C!3(v4wBmk~$(KGrHqJ,!k4Ez+yVHS6yBNE5LHyLFw~~_3.JPG
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:19:51 PM EDT
I've used THESE to barrel/build/re-barrel 10+ uppers for me, family, and friends. They have been great and have never caused even a mar on the finish, much less any cracks or twisting of an upper... I've used them with just a standard bench mounted vice block.  It has amortized out to cost about $4 per build, or re-barrel... and they will continue to last for many more.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:22:51 PM EDT
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Bawhahahahahahaha! Thank you, I needed that today...
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:35:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 2:35:54 PM EDT by Lancelot]
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 3:57:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mr2ndamendment:
... If you were in some Somali arms garage just "making it work," then I'd make do with this.....
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If I was in Somalia I would just pick up an AK off the ground
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