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Two 80 Lower Jigs to Complete an 80 Lower Receiver

Two 80 Lower Jigs to Complete an 80 Lower Receiver

There are so many 80% lower jigs available, it’s tough to pick which one is best for you. We’re detailing our most popular 80 lower jigs and their biggest features, so you can make the decision with more confidence. Keep reading to see our top two 80% lower jigs for completing an 80 lower receiver! #1: 80% Lower Easy Jig with Tooling (Most Affordable)Chances are you’re interested in building your AR-15’s 80 lower receiver with the intent of saving some cash, right? So first up on our list is the most affordable 80% lower jig available, the 80 lower Easy...

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4 Reasons to Use an 80 Lower Jig When Completing an 80 Lower

4 Reasons to Use an 80 Lower Jig When Completing an 80 Lower

Lately, we’ve discussed why you need the right tools to complete an 80% lower precisely, lest you end up with an unreliable – even dangerous – rifle or pistol. So, of all the gunsmith’s tools, why is the 80 lower jig the most important of them all? Let’s dive into the critical reasons why you should use an 80% lower jig when completing an 80% lower: #1: An 80% Lower Jig guaranteed to work! Yes, even veteran machinists make faults in their calculations, drill depths, tool sizing, and passes on the mill. Completing an 80% lower using a mill takes...

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80 Lower Jig: Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform vs. 5D Tactical Router Jig Pro

80 Lower Jig: Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform vs. 5D Tactical Router Jig Pro

The Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform 80% Jig, and the 5D Tactical Router Jig Pro, are two of the most popular 80% lower jigs available on the market. We’ve seen hundreds of customers rave in their reviews about these two bad boys lately, so we’re here to size ‘em both up. Which 80 lower jig is better? Is one actually better than the other? Find out: The Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform Marked as one of the easiest-to-use jigs we offer, the Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform is a crowd favorite, especially for first-time gunsmiths. Easy Jig claims it’s the...

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Finishing an 80 Lower Receiver with a Router

Finishing an 80 Lower Receiver with a Router

So, you’ve decided to pull the trigger on building an 80% lower receiver! There are some ways to go about it – some good, some not so good. Folks try to get around using the right tools, but this usually results in a poor-quality receiver that’s unreliable, even dangerous. If you want a proper AR-15, you gotta do it right. We’re going to provide some tips and tricks for finishing an 80% lower receiver with a router. Picking the Right Router for Your 80% Lower The 80% lower jig allows you to finish an 80% lower receiver by using an...

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Why Buy an 80 Percent Lower Vs a Complete Lower

Why Buy an 80 Percent Lower Vs a Complete Lower

So, you want to build your own AR-15. Maybe you’re on the fence about taking on the project of buying and building your own 80 percent lower. Why not just buy a complete lower, and slap the right parts on to hit the range? Below we’ll detail why you should buy an 80% lower versus a complete AR-15 lower. Buying an 80% Lower is More Affordable! The biggest advantage in buying an 80% lower – besides the fun and pride of building your own lower from scratch – is the cost savings. Most completed AR-15 lowers start at $150, and...

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