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Posted: 1/1/2006 12:36:51 PM EDT
Anyone got a prefered set I can get for ARs and nothing more?

Thanks and Happy New Year,

jonathon
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:39:49 PM EDT
Try Brownells
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:13:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 1:16:31 PM EDT by feral]
Might want to consider some roll pin holders while you're at it. They can come in handy.

ETA:

Look here for what you need....
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:22:49 PM EDT
What do roll pin holders do?

For occasional use, can I get by with just the punches?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:29:14 PM EDT
These 4 will handle every roll pin on an AR-15 rifle:

To remove:

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


To install:

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
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:42:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jonathon:
What do roll pin holders do?

For occasional use, can I get by with just the punches?



They hold the pins and make starting them easier. They're definitely a luxury, not a "must have" item.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:55:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By feral:

Originally Posted By jonathon:
What do roll pin holders do?

For occasional use, can I get by with just the punches?



They hold the pins and make starting them easier. They're definitely a luxury, not a "must have" item.



Uh... I would call them must have. I have hit my fingers many a time trying to get the roll pins in by hand... it SUCKS.

-C4-
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:20:25 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 1:37:06 AM EDT
TAG
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:04:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:17:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -C4-:
Uh... I would call them must have. I have hit my fingers many a time trying to get the roll pins in by hand... it SUCKS.

-C4-



The one operation that I absolutely would not want to give up the roll pin holder is installation of the bolt catch pin. That operation is much easier with a holder, at least for me.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:08:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By feral:

Originally Posted By -C4-:
Uh... I would call them must have. I have hit my fingers many a time trying to get the roll pins in by hand... it SUCKS.

-C4-



The one operation that I absolutely would not want to give up the roll pin holder is installation of the bolt catch pin. That operation is much easier with a holder, at least for me.



I actually had no problems with that one and a hard rubber vice, slid right into place no sweat.

The triggergaurd rollpin on my first build was an absolute bitch though
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:54:33 PM EDT
Brownells.

Buy a good set and have them for life. The first time you slip and put a gouge in a nice lower you'll wish you had.

After a few builds with a set of straight punches I "had" to learned how to use K G Gun-Kote. I couldn't stand the slips. Save yourself the trouble.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:48:24 AM EDT
Sears sells a Craftsman Set... I have had my set for a long time now!

www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@0462520736.1136321248@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccjdaddgjgdkmmhcegecegjdghldghh.0&vertical=TOOL&pid=00943167000&bidsite=CRAFT

If you do much AR work they are worth the investment! You can buy them at a local store as well...
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