Sep 2, 2019 #2/5 Any pics? Grasp the router firmly and start the router at the lowest speed setting. Appears to be working fine now. Securely tighten down the lock collar ensuring that the lock screw is fully contacting the outer edge of the bit and not the inner part of the flute. Anyone familiar with the Modulus Arms HD AR-15 jig ? Here you will find a number of website and 80% lower product reviews from verified 5D Tactical customers. Rating - 100%. While the drill bits are standard sizes the end mill is proprietary and designed to work exclusively with this system. So the 5D Tactical system comes in at $250 with the tool kit compared to $245 for the Modulus Arms HD jig or $165-195 for the 80% Arms Easy Jig. Also, I like Porter Cable routers. If you enjoy the forum please consider supporting it by signing up for a NES Membership  The benefits pay for the membership many times over. Set the depth of the end mill to full depth on gauge "3". If you are using the router adapter block loosely thread the matching Allen head screw through the block and into the router. Overall, I learned a l… There are no templates to switch between, aside from removal of the small drilling guide, and swapping between router adapter plate pins is quick and easy. Note that the hole matches the end mill size so when you turn on the router it will want to jump a little and will likely contact the sides of the hole. Then use drill guide "2" to set the depth of the drill bit. GM-GUY's HOW TO GUIDE (Strictly for reference and knowledge - never to be followed - because, you know LAWS (rofl), Safran ECOTI thermal overlay now available factory-direct to civilians. Has anyone else had this problem? Then install and tighten the end mill in the router per your router's instructions. The less material you have to remove on your final pass the better the finished edge will be. Now remove the small pins from the router adapter plate and replace them with the medium length pins. As an alternative to 80% Arms (See our 80% Arms Lower Receiver Build here) we reached out to 5D tactical to speak with them about their router jig system and lower receivers.It was an interesting conversation and we learned a lot about the differences between the two jigs. As far as cost goes the 5D Tactical jig is right in line with the other router-based jig systems and could be cheaper in some cases. Be sure to keep the tape below the top of the receiver and do not cover up the rear takedown pin hole. 80% lower AR-15 5D Tactical router jig review . Because there are no template inserts to trace it also leaves the milling work space more open and it is easier to see what you are doing and it's easier to vacuum out the cavity between machining passes. NES Member. 5D Tactical supplies essential equipment for building your own AR-15, AR-9 or AR-308/AR-10 firearms, including upper receivers and 80 percent lower receivers, 80% lower jigs, tools, and jig replacement parts. JavaScript is disabled. The 5D Tactical jig uses a different approach. The 5D Tactical jig has the user only drill two holes, one 3/8" hole for starting the end mill in and one 5/16" hole for starting the end mill in for the final machining of the trigger hole. Chief among them is that the end mill is stiffer and it never touches the jig itself. Using a 3/16" Allen (hex) head wrench install the largest 2" screw into the side plates. 3. The drill guide is held to the side plates by four Phillips flat head screws. This will help keep the jig in alignment for the next steps. Now place the top plate on the set up so that the rear screw holes align with the buffer adapter, the six largest top holes align with the side plates and the two holes in the top front align with the pivot pin adapter. Ceratac is currently offering a price slash from $219.99 to $199.99. Pry the drill guide out of the top plate. However you should make sure that your router base lock collar adequately tightens and locks the router within the base. Join the waitlist! Quick view. The most shallow cut out (the largest outer cut out labeled "1") will only be traced when the shortest pin is installed in the router adapter plate. This will help keep any stray aluminum pieces from scratching, especially during the drilling of the hammer, trigger and selector holes. Instead of having to buy an entirely new jig there is a much cheaper conversion kit available. Like the 5D Tactical jig it requires the use of a special 5/16" end mill with a 1/4" shank ($40 or $50 in a tool kit). For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Continue milling until you have completed the milling to the last hash mark depth. Use caution as the stop collar approaches the top of the drilling guide so you don't press the collar into the guide and cause it to slip or dimple the bottom of the receiver. This can cause the router to jump which can cause damage to the equipment, lower or possibly you. First, remove the large 2" screw holding the side plates together. Stop once the screw is seated so as not to overtighten. Jig replacement parts are also available for purchase. Align the large opening in the adapter plate away from the power cord and then loosely attach the screws through the adapter plate and into the router base. Sold the other jig to a guy on gun broker. You can minimize this by starting the router on the lowest speed setting (minimizes motor jump) and by keeping a firm grasp on the router as you turn it on. The router adapter only works with compact routers and I'll explain how that integrates into the system later. There are some potential disadvantages which some buyers may want to consider. 5D Tactical Info – 80% Lowers and Jigs. If it doesn't the router will turn within the base which will cause the end mill to creep down and dramatically increase the depth of your cut. Here is the video 5D Tactical created on milling a lower with their jig system: NOTE: The 5D Tactical jig instructions say to drill the 3/8" hole and then the 5/16" hole and that is the way I have written it here. I had this problem the first time I used this jig because it was also the first time I used my new PCE-6435 router. Insert the end mill into the 3/8" drilled hole and repeat the same steps as you did for the first milling steps. Be the first to review “[Other] 5D Tactical AR15 / AR-10 / AR-9 / AR-45 Router Jig Pro MultiPlatform Jig $259.98 ($30 off) free shipping over $300” Cancel reply. Fully tighten the remaining adapter plate screws to the router base. On their site that is actually the base configuration so the steel side plates are now considered a $50 option. As far as universality it works with almost all of the lowers I have for testing. It's basically impossible for the user to damage the jig with the end mill or cause the end mill to deflect when tracing the jig templates. The Modulus Arms jig places the top surface of the jig completely above the lower while the 5D Tactical jig lowers the height and allows the rear of the receiver to protrude above the top surface. This is not required but I choose to do it. If using a drill press ensure that the jig is level on the drill press table. The 5D Tactical jig system shares some similarities with other router-based jigs but also takes a very unique approach to the way the jig works. Adjust the lock tension before you start using the router. Do not attack the material or push the router hard into it. The quality of finished results possible with the Router Jig PRO cannot be attained by any other jig. I did not have an adequate compact router so I purchased a brand new Porter Cable PCE-6435 which is the router 5D Tactical gives the highest marks. The AR-15/AR-9 Router Jig PRO by 5D Tactical is the fastest, easiest and most durable 80% lower jig ever created. This makes it compatible with more lower designs because there are fewer points of contact with the lower. It make use of a router guide system so the end mill never touches the jig. Place the router with adapter plate on the jig so the end mill goes into the drilled 3/8" hole and the open end of the router adapter plate faces the rear of the jig. 5D Tactical also has some good videos on YouTube showing how to use their jig system and I highly recommend viewing them. They're very nice lowers and I don't want to machine them until I am familiar with this new router and can be sure it is ready to use. One pin, one long screw, two short screws and the threaded adapter removes the finished lower and gets you ready to start the next. A screwdriver inserted into drill guide hole "2" can help pry it upward. 80% Lowers is a premier retailer and YOUR source for 80 percent lowers, 80% lower jigs, build kits and more. The end mill will pass through the ball bearing in the router adapter so be careful not to damage the flutes during installation. Speaking of jig disassembly there is very little to do from the finished machining of one lower to the start of the next lower. Read more; Featured Products . And don't get fooled into buying the PCE-6430 which does not have variable speed. 80% Lower Jigs. 5D Tactical Router Jig Pro Universal AR-15 80% Lower Receiver Jig This item is currently on order MSRP: $199.99 . end mill with the drill bits and collar is $50, download it and the router adapter installation instructions. Now insert the two screws in the front of the top plate and into the pivot pin adapter. Either adjust the router so the collet is below the plane of the router base or, as I prefer, remove the router base entirely. Again, too long to trace sections "1" or "2". Do the same for the left plate and then insert the longer cotterless hitch pin through both plates and the receiver rear takedown pin hole. Reinstall the router base and then place the router adapter plate onto the router base. On my 5D Tactical jig Pro, the ready mill shaft appears to have expanded during use, and is now stuck in the router adapter plate that rides on the fixture. The hybrid (required) end mill is $40 or $50 for the tool kit. Read all of the posts by 5D Tactical on 5D Tactical. Thing is nasty, works great, zero problems. But if you're starting from scratch in 80% receivers this shouldn't be a concern. The other disadvantage I see may come for people who have and planned to use full size routers. If you don't own a router at all then this isn't a concern since you were going to have to buy a router anyway and a compact router is the most economical option. The largest length pin will only be tracing the trigger hole in the final milling step and is labeled "3". NOTE: 5D Tactical released a new "Pro" jig on 11/11/17 which seems to have replaced the original jig which this review is based on. Has anyone else had this problem? Here are the corresponding cut outs in the top plate of the jig. If you're using a drill press just secure in whatever way is applicable to your press. This completes assembly of the jig to the receiver. ... Go! Begin with the router on the lowest speed and then increase the speed as you are ready to begin milling. Join the waitlist! Compare this to the 80% Arms Easy Jig which, for a comparable jig with steel insert side plates (still available for $120 (recent price drop) with aluminum side plates), costs $140 (another price drop) or $150 (more steel jig parts) with a $28 end mill or $45 tool kit, or the Modulus Arms heavy duty jig for $200 (steel parts), $30 end mill or a $45 tool kit. Now we have finished milling the fire control group pocket we can drill the holes for the hammer, trigger and selector. Well, with a little free time, some basic experience with common hand tools, and the best darn 80% Lower Receiver Jigs on the market, it’s easy to finish your AR-15 or AR-308 80% Lower Receiver and allow it to become the 100% lower receiver it has always identified as. When the 5D Tactical jig initially came out the jig with steel side plates was $200 which is what I based the cost calculations on. Manufacturer's sale page for the 5D Tactical jig. Sounds like you might have gotten a slither of metal between the bit and bearing guide plate? In that scenario both jigs, with tool kits, would cost $380 with 5D Tactical, $335-385 for 80% Arms and $460 for Modulus Arms. The support for the receiver extension tube ‘ring’ is much easier to attach, is more secure, and has the vacuum attachment. Before beginning the first milling step remove the rear cotterless hitch pin so it and the end mill do not get damaged. Occasionally spray more WD-40 into the hole while drilling and also periodically lift the drill up to help clear any chips. Spray some WD-40 into the drilled 3/8" hole. Choose from our AR-15 or AR-308 80% quality lower receiver jigs. The 5D Tactical Original AR-15 / AR-9 80% Lower Router Jig is Fast and Easy. Specifically it attaches at the rear extension of the receiver and the front pivot pin area of the receiver. 5D Tactical, however, is the new guy on the field. To make it easier to turn you can thread two of the attachment screws into the adapter. Multiplatform AR-15/AR-9/.308/AR-10 Jig; Universal AR-15/AR-9 80% Lower Jigs; Universal .308/AR-10 80% Lower Jigs; Jig Conversion Kits; Replacement Parts. The exact method depends on your brand and model of compact router and the manual describes the process for each type. Keep in mind that the most important area is the outer edge as this is the only part that will still be seen once all machining is complete. Billet and forged 80 percent lowers available. It's essentially the same as the AR-15 jig but without different plates and specially machined front and rear pins. Quick view Add to Cart. $22.95. Now go back and full tighten the Allen head screw in the router block against the router base. They have had to prove themselves and their products on several occasions, many times falling in deaf ears. Check the the drill guide is still aligned correctly in relation to the top plate and hasn't become accidentally skewed up or down on one side. The guide pins should naturally fall into plate inside the outer pin guides of the top plate but make sure that is the case before proceeding. At 5D Tactical, we take a hard look at problems and solve them by applying science and sound engineering principles. This should give a better finish to the final machining. Doing so can cause the end mill to flex, creating imperfections in the fire control group pocket, and even burn into the jig insert. So I ordered an 80 percent arms jig. Their massive side plates are impressive compared to 80 Percent Arms. The winner of the look and feel category is 5D tactical by a slight margin. 5D Tactical - A New Dimension in Firearms. I purchased the Porter Cable PCE-6435 on Amazon for $99 after a $20 promotional credit. The difference is when you drill through the receiver you will continue on through the other side of the receiver (which is already drilled) so ensure the holes line up. That isn't possible with this system so if you only own full size routers you will need to purchase a compact router for this system. 9 0 0. $49.00. 3 Pack 5/16" 3 Flute, "ZrN" Coated Carbide End Mills Compatible with Easy Jig Gen 2, 5d Tactical and Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate Jigs. Place the drill guide between the side plates with the "2" facing the front of the jig (though it only fits one way). The 5D Tactical jig proved to be a very capable jig with some real advantages. Build a jig around the lower and then use an end mill to trace around various jig inserts placed over the fire control group area. There is less chance of your end mill biting and jumping with these reduced depth millings. Remove the screws after installation of the adapter. After bitching to 5d tactical and writing horrible reviews... went out to my mailbox last week, opened it up and a brand new 5d tactical jig was in it. These two screw holes get one of three varying length aluminum pins attached to them by screws. Who said it wasnt the jig, it was me. CNC Tooling Combo for Milling the Firing Pocket of a AR15-AR10 .308 Lower Receiver. 5D Tactical has added an option to their jig that can lower the cost. Place the 3/8" drilling bit completely in the guide hole and then begin drilling. Switch to the 5/32" bit and repeat the process for both the hammer pin and trigger pin holes. All of the 80% AR lower jig systems on the market that I am aware of, whether they be router-based or milling machine based finishing, operate on the same basic idea. This is really only a concern if you already have a 1/4" end mill from another jig system and wanted to use it to save money. 5D Tactical Pro Tool Kit B SKU: 80-TK-5DPTK-B $ 54.99. First, remove the bottom plate of your router so the adapter plate can be attached to it. This way I do not have to change the bit an extra time when I finally drill the 3/8" selector holes. I took it off the router and cleaned it with emery paper. It is these pins that make contact with the top plate of the jig. jayhitek. 80% Lower Jigs, Jig Parts & Conversion Kits. 5D Tactical brings you superior universal 80% lower jig kits to complete your AR-10, AR-15, .308, and AR-9 lowers. 5D Tactical The 5D Tactical Multi-Platform Router Jig PRO is the gold standard for finishing AR15, AR9, and DPMS AR10 (308) 80% lower receivers. These two points are common to all lowers. There is very little pre-drilling, though there is more milling. Another advantage in the system that many users will appreciate is the conversion kit for the AR-10 system. Mill the hole slightly larger, return the end mill to the middle of the hole and then set the router to operating speed to finish milling the trigger slot. All of the material in the middle of the fire control group pocket will just be gone. With the router turned off, place the end mill into the 5/16" hole. Then I switch to the 3/8" drill bit and drill that hole. That is the option to change the steel side plates to 6061 aluminum sideplates at a savings of $50. Skip to content. There is one top plate with integrated depth gauges, two side plates, one drill guide, one (buffer tube) receiver insert, one pivot pin receiver insert, two cotterless hitch pins (one for the front pivot pin and one for the rear takedown pin area), one compact router adapter plate, adapter block and various screws and pins for the system. So I'll be selling that one as well. With that in mind I recommend leaving a little bit of material along the edges for last. $20 off Offer Details: Offer Details: (5 days ago) Ceratac Coupon Codes Save $20 off 5D Tactical Router Jig Pro.Purchase a 5D Tactical Router Jig pro today and get a $20 discount. Note that there are actually three cuts of varying depth milled into the top plate. 53 talking about this. Now let's see how the compact router attaches to the 5D Tactical router adapter. Add some tape to the sides of the lower receiver, especially if you have a pre-finished receiver. Interestingly, he has the original 5D Tactical jig and likes new jig much better: 1. First, you have to use the proprietary end mill for this kit. I recommend only going a 1/2 hash mark at a time and starting a 1/2 hash below the first hash mark. Now, as before, prepare the router adapter plate with the large pins in order to mill the trigger slot. The second deepest cut out (the main part of the fire control group pocket labeled "2") will only be traced with the medium length pin. This pin is too long to reach section "1" and too short to reach section "3". Highly recommended. Now if you compare the cost of both an AR-15 jig and an AR-10 jig things change. You may also benefit from loosening the jaws of the vise if you are using one to hole the jig. NOTE: 5D Tactical released a new "Pro" jig on 11/11/17 which seems to have replaced the original jig which this review is based on. Use the same precautions to make sure you are drilling perpendicular to the receiver surface. Make sure the pins do not interfere when setting this depth. These large pins will ride in guide cavity "3" of the plate. Spray WD-40 or other suitable lubricant into hole "2" in the drilling guide. The end mill shank doesn't make contact with any part of the top plate or inserts. In addition, we offer 80% Lower Jig Conversion Kits as a cost saving option as opposed to purchasing two separate complete 5D Tactical jigs. On my 5D Tactical jig Pro, the ready mill shaft appears to have expanded during use, and is now stuck in the router adapter plate that rides on the fixture. Take your time, especially if you are not an experienced in using a router for milling metal. You are using an out of date browser. 80% C-6.8 Billet Lower $ 146.99 $ 146.99 Add to cart. Finally remove the buffer adapter from the receiver. Also, I noticed that the adapter plate was not centered around the shaft of the cutter . The user manual for the 5D Tactical jig is very good and I found it easy to follow so I'd recommend you also download it and the router adapter installation instructions for a more complete understanding of the system. That completes the machining of the receiver. Sale. This is true of any jig system and machining process. Like the Modulus Arms jig(s) the 5D Tactical jig builds the jig over and around the lower. You only need to get close to touching the collar to the guide without actually doing it. Press the block against the router base and tighten the top screw in the adapter plate into the top of the router base. About 5D Tactical. Join the waitlist! The jig can remain in this semi-assembled state until you are ready to machine another lower which saves time on subsequent machining. This would normally prevent the use of a router to finish a lower but the 5D Tactical system circumvents this by placing the router onto an adapter plate which clears this section of the receiver. Vacuum out the chips and re-lubricate the cutting area. I will be doing a write up on the AR-10 jig conversion kit and will update this page with links to that when it is available. Let's jump ahead for a moment and look at the router adapter plate so we can see how this works. The first step in the machining process, just like every other jig system, is to prepare and drill the non-critical holes. Install the "T" shaped front pivot pin adapter between the front ears of the receiver and lock in place with the shorter cotterless hitch pin. Remove the large rear screw from the router base. NOTE: As with all router jigs on the market the hash marks are a bit too aggressive in my opinion. Beginners can have an 80% lower finished in as little as 45 minutes. And because the conversion kit uses different side plates and top plate you can leave these jigs semi-assembled so there's no major re-build to go between lower types. Look for that soon. After turning the router on I recommend doing a little enlarging of the hole at low speed before returning the end mill to the center of the hole and increasing the speed gradually to operating speed. Now remove the drill guide by first removing the four small screws that attach it to the side plates. You must be logged in to post a review. Set the depth of the next cut to the second hash mark and repeat the process until you have reached the full depth of depth gauge "1". You have to provide your own Allen wrenches (3/16 and 7/64) which some jigs come with, and you need a Phillips screwdriver. NES/MFS January Giveaway ***Hi-Point 995TS Carbine***. The 5D Tactical system also eliminates another aspect that many other jig systems use and that's pre-drilling of the fire control group pocket. Home; My Account; About Us; Help; Store; Facebook; Instagram; Search; Search for: Search. This is not just a regurgitation of last weeks video, so don't run away. Ensure no part of the tapered section of the end mill is in the collet. If you go with the aluminum side plates then be sure to subtract $50 from the comparisons. On the other hand, new tools to play with! Instructional overview for the Router Jig PRO by 5D Tactical. Our Router Jig PRO Multiplatform is considered the most durable and innovative router jig ever created, and The Freedom Kit is even more expansive, containing the Router Jig PRO as well as our forged and billet lower receivers. 80% Lower Jigs. Loosely thread all six of the 3/16" short Allen head screws through the top plate and into the two side plates. Here is the video for the jig assembly: Begin assembly of the jig by installing the "buffer adapter", which is the threaded silver disc, into the back of the lower receiver until it is flush or just below the receiver surface. The 5D Tactical jig is the third (that I'm aware of) router-based 80% lower completion jig on the market, preceded by the 80% Arms Easy Jig and the Modulus Arms Jig(s). Now let's look at how the jig assembles around a standard mil-spec forged receiver. This eliminates the possibility of user-induced flex in the end mill or even cutting into the jig insert with a standard cutting length end mill (not that I've ever done that). Once the entire first pass is complete turn off the router and wait for it to completely stop. SB Tactical - SBA3 Stabilizing Brace. To remove the receiver from the jig you only need to remove three screws and pull one pin. Loosely thread the two screws into the back of the top plate and into the buffer adapter. In this video I show you how to use your 5D Tactical Universal Jig to complete your 80% Lower, and give you my final opinion on this Jig. Because the pin is short it can't reach the depth of either sections "2" or 3". Both jigs look alike and have similar characteristics. This completes the installation of the router adapter plate. Get yourselves some of these before they are banned in the upcoming JWO takeover—you'll need them!" Though similar in that regard the Modulus Arms and the 5D Tactical do not place the top plate of the jig at the same height. This complete conversion jig system has been designed to be universal for the entire AR family of receivers including the AR-10's. I have had some time to do several lowers and a friend used it to mill out a 308. Align the screw holes in the drill guide with the recessed holes in each side plate and install the four 8/32" screws. $129.99. Start by placing the jig in a vise so that one of the side plates is facing up. Once all are threaded in begin the process of alternately tightening each of them. YOUR TOP RESOURCE FOR 80% LOWER JIGS AND 80 PERCENT LOWERS. The end mill is $40 and the end mill with the drill bits and collar is $50. Don't force the pins hard against jig or push into the corners. The compact router will attach to the router adapter plate which has two screw holes on the bottom surface. If you are using a hand drill make sure, as best you can, that the bit is completely vertical. It does add some time but the finished product will be worth it. Whether it's router-based or milling machine based many jig systems have the user remove a lot of the fire control group pocket with a 3/8" drill bit and a series of offset holes. The end mill itself is about $10 more than the standard off-the-shelf 1/4" end mills but the tool kit 5D sells is only $5 more than tool kits from other jig manufacturers. The larger and heavier support bases were easier to clamp and more secure. The Porter Cable PCE-6435 uses "method 2" which does use this block. Orient the jig assembly, or yourself, so the rear of the jig faces you. New as of 11-10-17. 80% Arms Easy Jig Gen 2 Multiplatform AR-15 / LR308 80% Completion Jig This item is currently on order MSRP: $249.99 . This is an overview only, please follow the written instructions carefully. 2. 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