A firearm is but a tool and for every job there exists its proper tool. However, if you are in the market for a top notch 80% lower to complete your AR build you are going to need a few additional tools in that process such as an 80 lower jig.
We’d submit to you that the proper tool for completing the job of your 80% lower may very well be the 5D Tactical Router Jig PRO with Tooling for (AR-15/AR-10/AR-9). Granted that’s a mouthful and hard to say 10 times fast, but once you get it then you’ve got one of the top 80 lower jigs on the market. Versatile, sturdy, and ready for multiple use, this jig really delivers when and where you need it most.
So let’s take a closer look.
The Milling Process of an 80 Percent Lower
If you’ve read up on the 80 percent lower universe, you’ve constantly heard that an 80 percent lower cannot be considered a firearm until the milling process is complete. What this is referring to is that the part of the lower receiver that would normally host the trigger housing group is full of aluminum. In order for the weapon to go pew, that part must be milled out and the rest of the parts inserted in its place. To do that you need either this jig, or one of our many other quality American made 80% lower jigs.
It is a remarkably simple process and with this particular jig even easier. Most people are quite shocked at how easy it is and there are plenty of videos available online that will walk you through the process for you visual learners. We are big fans of building over purchasing a complete AR and we always believe that starting with an 80% lower and a jig is about as close to the beginning of the process as the great American shooter can get.
Without further ado, let’s talk the 5D Tactical Router.
The Specs of the 5D Tactical Router 80 Lower Jig
This particular router can mill just about anything with the letters AR in front of it. Beyond the well known AR-15, this router can take your .308 AR-10 lower and knock it out in 15 minutes. You can then with every little effort throw in an AR-9 lower right behind it and complete the process again.
This versatility means you can buy multiple platforms and just one jig. Moreover, this jig caters to those without a lot of machinery know how. With just a standard hand held router, you’ll have everything else you need at your disposal.
This 80 lower jig is designed for speed and has built in steel drill bushings, heat-treated steel plates and integrated/built-in drill depth guides. Translated, that simply means you are going to have to work really hard to mess this process up. We promise that milling your first 80 percent lower isn’t as scary as it seems and this jig makes all the less frightening.
So there you have it and we should also point out that all of our products are 100% American made and fully guaranteed with a 100% no hassle return policy. This is the way the pew lifestyle was meant to be lived, so don’t forget to check out the rest of our offerings at AR-15LowerReceivers.com.