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    Where do you purchase the Tools you use for Gunsmithing? Do you go through Brownells? or Do you pick them up at the Local Wally World?

    I think we all know the need to use a proper fitting tool when working on Firearms. If you are like me I feel some of the tools that are offered are quite expensive.

    I have even resorted to making my own from existing tools to help me do a Gunsmithing project.

    What are you thoughts? If you have a On-line source for tools, please post a link!

    Thanks and Good SMITH'N

    Death Merchant

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  • #2
    Anything that can be purchased other than from brownells will most likely be less expensive than brownells. Machinist supply companies are great for all your metal working tools. I get my punches from Sears and bring them back when they get mangled.
    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DEATHMERCHANT308:
    Where do you purchase the Tools you use for Gunsmithing? Do you go through Brownells? or Do you pick them up at the Local Wally World?

    I think we all know the need to use a proper fitting tool when working on Firearms. If you are like me I feel some of the tools that are offered are quite expensive.

    I have even resorted to making my own from existing tools to help me do a Gunsmithing project.

    What are you thoughts? If you have a On-line source for tools, please post a link!

    Thanks and Good SMITH'N

    Death Merchant

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    • #3
      Sears is my first stop too. If they don't have it then it's Brownell's.

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      • #4

        Proper tools?!?!

        You mean you use more than a leatherman and a pair of vice grips to build an AR?

        Realistically, I do buy tools from Brownells, but only as a last resort since I know I am getting hosed on tool prices whenever I buy something from them.

        I think a big part of it is that gunsmith tools can be very very specialized. In many cases, they have to be custom made.
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        • #5
          Midway is very competetive with Brownells these days. They are showing the same type of discount structure in their Gunsmithing catalog. They also have some tools and jigs and stuff that Brownells doesn't have.

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          • #6
            Could you give me some more information on Midway? Haven't heard of them over here.

            Everything costs heaps more, plus postage!

            Always looking for a better deal!

            Thanks.

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            • #7
              I have purchased mine from a variety of sources. Most of my hand tools are Snap On from the time I was making a living with them. A few specialty tools from Brownells, a Forrester screwdriver set from a local gunshop. Headspace gauges I get from a local manufactuer. Most of the FAL tools I use I made myself.
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              • #8
                Oink,
                I see William M hasn't gotten back yet, so here's Midway's web address; www.midwayusa.com
                You'll love it!

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