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Posted: 1/27/2014 6:50:07 AM EDT
FYI, woot.com has pretty good deal on an AR-15 armorers tool kit today.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:52:36 AM EDT
That looks nice.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:54:23 AM EDT
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Link?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:54:51 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:55:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:55:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NC_Andy:
FYI, woot.com has pretty good deal on an AR-15 armorers tool kit today.
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Thanks for the link, bro.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:56:20 AM EDT
Not a bad deal. I have the same vice block with gas tube tool and it works awesome.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:58:13 AM EDT
What is an adjustable receiver link?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:00:32 AM EDT
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Needs more Channel Locks  
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:03:41 AM EDT
Beyond this kit, would there be any other specialized tools needed to complete a rifle build from the ground up?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:04:07 AM EDT

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Needs more Channel Locks  
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Needs more Channel Locks  


And painter's tape



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:05:52 AM EDT
Grabbed one!  Thanks for the heads up.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:07:52 AM EDT
Damn it.

Bought one.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:09:44 AM EDT
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Far from an expert but you'll definitely need a set of roll pin punches.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:12:40 AM EDT
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Headspace gauge?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:12:50 AM EDT
picked one up.  thanks
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:19:42 AM EDT
Got mine. Thanks OP
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:24:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SturmMonkey:
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Me too.  
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:27:42 AM EDT
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Grabbed one!  Thanks for the heads up.


Me too.  


+1
.. didnt need that 60$ anyway.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:28:20 AM EDT
not bad, i'd buy one if i didnt have most of that shit already
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:29:13 AM EDT
There goes another set...
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:36:59 AM EDT

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Beyond this kit, would there be any other specialized tools needed to complete a rifle build from the ground up?
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Beyond this kit, would there be any other specialized tools needed to complete a rifle build from the ground up?
If
you're pinning the gas block to the barrel yourself, there is a special
jig, and you need milling bits instead of drill bits to make the
holes.  If it's already pinned, or installs with a set screw, you'll be
fine.





Not really special, but you need pliers, a hammer, and a
screwdriver.  Snap ring pliers are nice but
not necessary.  Masking tap is nice to avoid marring the surface on a
couple steps.





       
Originally Posted By FishKepr:

Headspace gauge?
Some people feel better checking it, but it's by no means necessary.



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:39:04 AM EDT
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Beyond this kit, would there be any other specialized tools needed to complete a rifle build from the ground up?

Headspace gauge?

Who here assembles barrel extensions to the barrel? In other words, no.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:39:41 AM EDT
Damn you ARFCOM, making me spend all of my money.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:51:10 AM EDT
Review at Amazon:

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Essentials?, June 17, 2013
By Bryan M Montford "Multidisciplinary Artist" (Springfield MO) - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Wheeler AR-15 Armorer's Essentials Kit (Sports)

Essentials. Yet there's no delta ring tool. Ever try to remove a delta ring without one? No punches, but there are "push pins". No hammer. A nice inexpensive polymer head would be nice. The barrel nut tool only has two pegs. Some less expensive barrel nuts can fail with only two pegs, especially for those who use more force than finesse to "fit" parts. The torque wrench only starts to register force right at the minimum needed for mil spec barrel installation, making limited for anything but barrels. And if you've rechased your threads with appropriate taps and dies and lapped your receiver you may only need say 30lbs to get solid installation. The lower block is pretty good, if you have the ultimate workbench to mount it on, but it's about average otherwise. There's a couple others for about the same or a little less a bit more versatile. The upper block, is sufficient. The gas tube alignment tool is better than not having one, by far. The instructions while accurate are a bit sparse for a novice. There's little room for much of anything else in the bag. A couple of the screwdriver bits included are flat out awesome. Aside from the torque wrench, there's little here the average user, or even occasional builder really needs (and that's only going to get used changing barrels). Someone working as a smith or armorer is likely going to want tools with better performance. And not meaning necessarily increased overall price either. But as a kit, it will get the job done, and it keeps it together in one place. Selecting a few choice pieces, getting a smaller sized bag that'll hold your selection of tools, and a visit to harbor freight will render better value. Just more time invested in picking out the good value items from the not so good. This isn't a bad product. It just could be more effective, and similarly priced, or less expensive for what's included.

http://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-AR-15-Armorers-Essentials-Kit/product-reviews/B00AUEHR98/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:29:16 AM EDT
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Review at Amazon:

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Essentials?, June 17, 2013
By Bryan M Montford "Multidisciplinary Artist" (Springfield MO) - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Wheeler AR-15 Armorer's Essentials Kit (Sports)

Essentials. Yet there's no delta ring tool. Ever try to remove a delta ring without one? No punches, but there are "push pins". No hammer. A nice inexpensive polymer head would be nice. The barrel nut tool only has two pegs. Some less expensive barrel nuts can fail with only two pegs, especially for those who use more force than finesse to "fit" parts. The torque wrench only starts to register force right at the minimum needed for mil spec barrel installation, making limited for anything but barrels. And if you've rechased your threads with appropriate taps and dies and lapped your receiver you may only need say 30lbs to get solid installation. The lower block is pretty good, if you have the ultimate workbench to mount it on, but it's about average otherwise. There's a couple others for about the same or a little less a bit more versatile. The upper block, is sufficient. The gas tube alignment tool is better than not having one, by far. The instructions while accurate are a bit sparse for a novice. There's little room for much of anything else in the bag. A couple of the screwdriver bits included are flat out awesome. Aside from the torque wrench, there's little here the average user, or even occasional builder really needs (and that's only going to get used changing barrels). Someone working as a smith or armorer is likely going to want tools with better performance. And not meaning necessarily increased overall price either. But as a kit, it will get the job done, and it keeps it together in one place. Selecting a few choice pieces, getting a smaller sized bag that'll hold your selection of tools, and a visit to harbor freight will render better value. Just more time invested in picking out the good value items from the not so good. This isn't a bad product. It just could be more effective, and similarly priced, or less expensive for what's included.

http://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-AR-15-Armorers-Essentials-Kit/product-reviews/B00AUEHR98/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
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Guy complains about cheap tools, but then advises to go to Harbor Freight?

Oh, and I hate you people - you make me spend money.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:40:22 AM EDT
What... no Dremel?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:43:33 AM EDT
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Barrel fluting tools are in the advanced kit.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 4:27:08 PM EDT
Bump for night crew.


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