View Full Version : WTS AR Pilot Reamer Tooling

01-14-2009, 6:26 PM
The pilot reamer method is a nearly foolproof way to open up the buffer tube hole prior to tapping, on AR-type "<= 80%" lower receivers that require this process.
See Pilot Reamer How-To (http://www.cncguns.com/forum/index.php?topic=893.0) over at CNCGunsmithing forum for a discussion of the merits of this method and a step-by-step tutorial.
I'm selling complete pilot reamer setups for $120 + $10 shipping.
They look like this, but without the T-handle adapter:

$120 may sound like a lot to pay for tooling, but that is very close to what the parts cost. The 1 1/8" shell reamer alone is generally > $60.
For folks that would like to build their own setup, I have the 1" brass bushings available for $40 + $10 shipping.
If you use the pilot reamer method you can save the $40-50 you would spend on the BMDB (Big MF'n Drill Bit).
In addition, you will have an anxiety-free way to do what can otherwise be a pretty stressful operation, and the results are consistently spot-on.

Note that these are essentially the same exact setups that SloChild used to sell. In fact, the bushings are from him (and so is the pic displayed here).
PM me for more info, I prefer MO or Revolution Money Exchange for payment (No PayPal).
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I am located in the SF Bay area

01-14-2009, 6:35 PM
Hey Goober,

Who sells 80 % lowers and what do they go for?

01-14-2009, 7:02 PM
Can, I rent one?

01-14-2009, 7:57 PM
Hey Goober,

Who sells 80 % lowers and what do they go for?

most vendors of 80% lowers, like everyone else, are currently out of stock.
but places to get them include:
AR15Plus/VidaRica (http://www.ar15plus.com/)
DLASK (https://www.dlaskarms.com/index.php)
Tannery Shop (http://www.tanneryshop.com/) used to carry them but hasn't for a while
but the best I've seen can be ordered from Kevin (audibk@yahoo.com)
here's a link to a post of his showing what he sells (but he's out of stock):
Kevin's new 80% lowers (http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=32;t=22044;hl=audibk)

They range from ~$120-$250 and vary in what has been done on them and what needs to be done. Note that unlike most, Kevin's have the buffer tower drilled and tapped, so there is no need for the tooling advertised in this thread if you get an 80 from him. But you gotta mill the whole FCG pocket out on those, so pick your battle (Justin, the maker of the CNC jig (http://www.cncguns.com/tooling.html), has a new jig adapter that helps with this).
BTW building your own rifle from a non-gun unfinished lower is generally NOT cheaper than buying an OLL and going from there. But you get the satisfaction of having made it, and don't have to deal w/ FFLs and such.

01-14-2009, 7:59 PM
Can, I rent one?
not currently. but you can buy one and rent it out :D

01-22-2009, 6:39 PM
just a BTT.
dunno why but doing so makes me feel dirty.
i need to get over that.