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Hey everyone,

I have been building several 1911/2011 guns and the right tools make life so much easier. I was looking through the new brownells 1911 catelog and got to thinking about buying some new tools.

With that in mind, what is your favorite must have for working on guns? Links are nice, but not needed.

Post your favorite AR tools as well.

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The craytex kit for the dremel is awesome, they also make craytex bars (about 3/8x3/8x6") and roundstock in the various grits that are super handy.

Smooth files (not bastard), piller with safe sides and mill in various sizes.

Also, never underestimate the importance of a good set of stones.

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I use point files. They can be found cheap at hardware stores or small engine repair shops. They have safe edges already. Also, chainsaw chain sharpening files make good small round files, come in several diameters and they are cheap too.

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I use point files. They can be found cheap at hardware stores or small engine repair shops. They have safe edges already. Also, chainsaw chain sharpening files make good small round files, come in several diameters and they are cheap too.

I'll look into this. Thanks.

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Stones - trigger in white ceramic, black ceramic, and India; trigger track; several round stones.

Files - jewelers with safe sides, round, and square with safe side.

Trigger jig

Extended Trigger pins

Lug cutting tool

Beaver tail tool

Dremel with sanding drums and cratex

(Old golf balls make good file handles - ^_^ )

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Dremel

Be a man... buy a Foredom. 1/8 horsepower!

Pat

I do have a Foredom. Most have no idea what it is though... 100x better than a dremel though...

Never heard of it, why is it better?

More power & runs way smoother to start. Lots of attachments available as well.

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