Originally Posted by 1lowluv
On AKfiles, there's a guy names akmachinist and he makes great AK build tools for half the price of AKB. I got long and short rivet jig, barrel removal and instal kit and trigger guard jig for $240 he warranties it all.
There is a member on here named Ryan in SD and he has a flat bending jig for about $80 and I have bent about 20 flats with it and they have all turned out great.
So now you are at $320 and have money to buy a press, $100
You still have enough to buy a parts kit.
He still needs some kind of welder for the rails, drill press for the trunnion rivets, an air compressor and sand blaster setup, so he can clean it and either park it or some other finish. It's not cheap to toolup for AK building.