Hey guys was wondering if you guys could give me any helpful tips on building my first AR15. I bought a PSA kit and im planning on picking some tools up soon that im missing. Any advise would be appreciated.
Im building up my tools collection still. I need to add all of those eventually. Good call.Armorer's wrench, torque wrench, a set of punches, a dead blow hammer, and a set of vice blocks is relatively cheap. Especially if you plan on doing maintenance and parts upgrades/changes. They also come in handy for other shit.
How about a link to that set @ajoleIf you are assembling the upper, get the right wrench for your handguard/barrel nut. I have 5 different types or sizes, but only have ever used 3.
That, and vice blocks, are really the only specialized kit needed.
As Rach and others said...punch set, roll pin starter punch set, light weight dead blow non-marring hammer, channel locks and a torque wrench will get you there.
here's what I wish I had started with.
Thanks. I have this one.https://www.amazon.com/SEDY-19-Piec...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
There's a Wheeler branded on as well, but it doesn't have the hollow tip starter punches for roll pins.
Channel locks work well. They can cause uneven pressure if you are not careful and do not adjust them properly. . There is a type of channel locks where the jaws work parallel. I would like to have a pair of those, but they are expensive.I have yet to use a punch while assembling an AR. A pair of channel locks with the dangerous ends wrapped in masking tape is all I've ever needed to push in pins. Now disassembly is a different story.
6 different grip sizes and several different angles depending on just how you hold them. Always been enough for me.Channel locks work well. They can cause uneven pressure if you are not careful and do not adjust them properly. . There is a type of channel locks where the jaws work parallel. I would like to have a pair of those, but they are expensive.
Like I said. They work well, if adjusted right. I have seen the ears broken off the trigger guard because they were not. You had no trouble because you did it right.6 different grip sizes and several different angles depending on just how you hold them. Always been enough for me.