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Old 03-02-2014, 9:04 AM
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Question 80% arms

Have any of You guys used 80% arms EZ jig or their 80% lowers. I have always thought a router would work best to mill these lowers and I think these guys hit the nail on the head. Sorry I need to learn how to cut and paste. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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DO NOT USE A ROUTER! You most likely will hit the dentent and spring holes for the fire selector and rear take down pin. It would just turn out like crap. As far as 80% arms, I have no idea.
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DO NOT USE A ROUTER! You most likely will hit the dentent and spring holes for the fire selector and rear take down pin. It would just turn out like crap. As far as 80% arms, I have no idea.
Not sure this comment is valid if you have not seen the jig.

I'm also very curious about this...

http://www.80percentarms.com/products/80-ar-15-easy-jig



http://youtu.be/SiHdV5slQps
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Have not had one issue using the easy jig. Use the mill bit, and router they recommend read the instruction and take your time.
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Thanks guys !
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Have not had one issue using the easy jig. Use the mill bit, and router they recommend read the instruction and take your time.
Did you use a lower from 80% Arms?
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Did you use a lower from 80% Arms?
I have used three different lowers, 80%, TM, and JL Billet lower. Due to the slightly different designs of the TM and JL lowers had to do a little machining around the mag release area to fit the jig.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJzwyIo4Sx8
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the cuts he takes are too deep but with smaller cuts it will cut like butter.
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How's the quality of the final product compared to cnc?
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I saw this utube previous to my post. I like the guy . A word of warning about router tooling and safety , when a solid carbide router bit breaks at 20,000 to 30,000 rpm You should be wearing more than safety goggles.Ive done drill press wood and have a few routers including the one 80% suggested. In 80% instructions online they list Your mill and bit numbers that link to McMaster - Carr site. So that part is done for me. Just awaitin on the more important parts. Thanks again , its all a process and I appreciate the experience I find here.
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I saw this utube previous to my post. I like the guy . A word of warning about router tooling and safety , when a solid carbide router bit breaks at 20,000 to 30,000 rpm You should be wearing more than safety goggles.Ive done drill press wood and have a few routers including the one 80% suggested. In 80% instructions online they list Your mill and bit numbers that link to McMaster - Carr site. So that part is done for me. Just awaitin on the more important parts. Thanks again , its all a process and I appreciate the experience I find here.
When a bit breaks they stop spinning. I've never had one move farther than 1/2". I've used them for 26 years.
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Default Easyjig

I did two lowers and gives good functional results if you very carefully follow the downloaded manual especially in regards to the set up of the trigger hole jig. Not equal to a CNC. Also doesn't cost 10K to buy. Also very important to re-check tightness of endmill in router frequently.
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