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Old 01-30-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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I was watching a video on yt on tools needed for a AR build. I will list below a list of the tools that this particular person classified as needed (i know some are needed). Me and three other buddies are going to build one each around the same time so we'll all be splitting the cost of tools most likely we'll buy our uppers pre-built. So i'm wondering what we can do without.

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Upper receiver action block
Lower receiver action block
Roll pin punches
Roll pin holders
Bolt catch pin punch
1/8" standard punch
Pivot pin spring depresser
Precision screwdriver set
Ball peen hammer
Non-marring hammer
Micrometer
Caliper
Gas tube wrench
Carbon scaper
AR15 butt stock wrench
SAE hex wrench set
AR15 armor's wrench
Torque wrench
Precision tweezers

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Don't think you need a lower recieiver block.

What the carbon scraper, caliper and micrometer for?

What are precision tweezers?
Like this?





In all seriousness, I'd add a big plastic bag and a box cutter or razor blade for the install of the front pivot detent.

Also some tools to stake your castlenut and gas key (if needed).

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If you buy your upper pre built you will need these , the rest you can get by without

AR15 armor's wrench or a castle nut wrench but if your going to spend the $8 on the castle nut wrench you might as well buy the big tool with everything for $20
Ball peen hammer
1/8" standard punch
needle nose pliars
a roll of electrical tape for scuff and scratch resistance
razor knife blade to hold the detent and spring down for the front pivot pin

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Don't think you need a lower recieiver block.

What the carbon scraper, caliper and micrometer for?

What are precision tweezers?
Like this?
LOL, take you long to find that pic on google ?
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Hammer, punch set, some tape, and a pair of small needle nose pliers, that's it.

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LOL, take you long to find that pic on google ?
Naw dude, google images "precision tweezers funny" on the first page....honestly tho it could actually be useful :P
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Hammer, punch set, some tape, and a pair of small needle nose pliers, that's it.
OooOOooOh tape, that's a good one, good call MJ.
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OooOOooOh tape, that's a good one, good call MJ.
It's smart for me to tape everything off when I start swinging a hammer around.
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Yep them stubborn roll pins can be a bitch. My first lower still bears the scars......

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Yep them stubborn roll pins can be a bitch. My first lower still bears the scars......
PICS please , We want to see your mistake as a reminder
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