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Old 04-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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So I was noticing how much easier it seemed to be to install roll pins when you have a holder. I was not about to part with $15 each for the ones from Brownel, so what did i do? I made it. It cost about $4 per size for the materials and it gives you enough for 2 sets for $8. I found the tube and piano wire in Ace Hardware. The video is at this link on youtube. I didnt know how to post it here so you'll just have to youtube it.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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that's interesting. I guess I see how it works. I personally just hold the damn thing and hit it with my hammer to seat it, then I use a punch to run it home. So this is just to get the pin in the hole, it has nothing to do with hitting it in, does it?
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I intended this to replace the punch completely. It keeps your fingers away from the pin and hammer... and there is nothing to mar the finish. I assume you have seen the holders Brownels sells. I think it also helps keep the pin straight which seems to make it drive easier.

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I intended this to replace the punch completely. It keeps your fingers away from the pin and hammer... and there is nothing to mar the finish. I assume you have seen the holders Brownels sells. I think it also helps keep the pin straight which seems to make it drive easier.
Okay now I get it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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Very cool and living up to your screen name. I like it!
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:53 PM   #6
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I used them this friday and they work better than expected, no taping and no damage to the finish!
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I used them this friday and they work better than expected, no taping and no damage to the finish!
So when can I get one?
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I built 4 lowers in about 30 minutes last night with nothing more than 2 punches and a dead blow hammer, no scratches on anything. Theres a few tricks you can do to make life easier, however I don't know if any of them would benefit you guys because it takes quite a few lowers to get the hang of it. I think this idea is pretty good if you don't want to learn the BFH approach, but I'd like to show you the easier way if you plan on doing several.
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I built 4 lowers in about 30 minutes last night with nothing more than 2 punches and a dead blow hammer, no scratches on anything. Theres a few tricks you can do to make life easier, however I don't know if any of them would benefit you guys because it takes quite a few lowers to get the hang of it. I think this idea is pretty good if you don't want to learn the BFH approach, but I'd like to show you the easier way if you plan on doing several.
Did you use a vice at all?
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I can put one together in about 10 minutes, using a tiny table and my lap. As for the roll pins, I use a bunch of electrical tape on the receiver to protect it, then a punch and a tack hammer (which is almost like it was made for this job).
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So when can I get one?
I got an extra set you can have just have to figure out how to get them to you.
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I got an extra set you can have just have to figure out how to get them to you.
Sounds good where are you located? I normally use tape but I still end up messing it up with small scratches. Id like to find a better way.
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I live in north fort worth but work in Irving. I will be home tomorrow if you wanna meet up.
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I live in north fort worth but work in Irving. I will be home tomorrow if you wanna meet up.
I work in Grand Prairie, off of Beltline and 30. I can meet you in Irving during my lunch hour if that's better for you.
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I work in Grand Prairie, off of Beltline and 30. I can meet you in Irving during my lunch hour if that's better for you.
I work in valley ranch so north irving, if you can wait I will be back at work on thursday
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I currently don't have a punch kit in my assortment of tools, can tell me if this will suffice for building the lower?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

Kit includes 6 pin punches in 1/16 in., 1/8 in., 5/32 in., 3/16 in., 1/4 in., and 5/16 in. sizes
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I put Chuck Norris on the speaker phone to talk to my receivers and they build themselves for fear that he will come over with a needle and a Thor hammer.

Homemade if you can't get Chuck on the phone like I can I guess that holder is not a bad idea. Sure beats only having two hands to fumble the pin, hold the punch and tap with the hammer at the same time.
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I work in valley ranch so north irving, if you can wait I will be back at work on thursday
Sounds good! Just let me know.
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