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Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« on: 18 Apr 2017 - 12:32:15 »
Not knowing enough about machining and lasers and such, I thought I might ask.

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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #1 on: 18 Apr 2017 - 17:43:08 »
Maybe a poly but not an aluminum one.

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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #2 on: 18 Apr 2017 - 22:49:21 »
^^^^ What he said. That thing is basically just a laser engraver/printer. A laser powerful enough to do what you're wanting, probably costs more than a new car.
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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #3 on: 19 Apr 2017 - 19:04:27 »
New at the dealer or new to me?

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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #4 on: 21 Apr 2017 - 07:44:40 »
New at the dealer or new to me?

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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #5 on: 23 Apr 2017 - 02:29:06 »
Better off getting a CNC router and a jig for the metal 80% lowers. I think 5-D jigs are one of the better ones out there, been following a thread on a local gun forum about that jig...seems it allows user to use a handheld router to finish; but me being me.. I prefer something bench-mounted ;)
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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #6 on: 23 Apr 2017 - 08:40:06 »
I think I would prefer a drill press with a milling bit on it. With that and a proper jig, at least you'd have better control. If you don't already have the tools though, wouldn't it be better to just buy a stripped 100% lower? The prices have come down a lot on them.
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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #7 on: 23 Apr 2017 - 12:09:47 »
But a stripped lower requires a SN and 4473.

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Re: Would This Cut an 80% Lower?
« Reply #8 on: 23 Apr 2017 - 14:12:13 »
But a stripped lower requires a SN and 4473.

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Yeah...............sorry. That slipped my mind for just a moment.
So...........I'll go back to my previous comment.............the drill press. Lower speed than a router plus, easier to see exactly where you're cutting and how deep. If you don't want to spend big bucks on a full size press, there are table top versions available that you can attach a standard hand held electric drill to for about $30 to $50.
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