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    Default 0% DSA lower/mill question

    This is my first post and I pray I am not missing something. I have searched repeatedly for any info on whether the HF Micro Mini Mill would be capable of accomplishing this or not. I have an opportunity to get a Micro Mini Mill from a guy who owes me $200. I have one of the 0% lowers on the way and I was debating doing it the "Dremel and File" way but since this came up I am not sure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Sorry, I read the DPH in the corner and it just went down instead of DSA.

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    C t,
    There was a thread that was on a 0% lower. I would pm 762x39 (our administrator) AKA Max and ask him to resurect the thread or give you the link

    oh, by the way welcome to gunco

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    I believe this is the thread on AR15 0%

    AR15 from a 0% forging!

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    Thank you both for the replies. I thought I had an answer but it wasn't there. I pm'ed the guy who'd asked essentially the same question to see if he'd gotten an answer. I keep entering different combo's in the search field, so we'll see. Thanks.

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    c trainum, I have a mill a couple of steps up from the micro mill, I don't think (only opinion) you could do all the operations, but it would be MUCH better than dremeling. If you could get it for 200 I would do it especially if you were going to do other projects. You will find more and more projects after you get one.

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    The hf mill does not have enough travel to do all the machining of a lower - I would also be hesitant to mill out the mag well with such a lower hp machine.

    I would save a little and look for gov. surplus and equipment auctions - I picked up my 54" mill at a navy auction for $650. You can see the lower I milled with it in the 0% lower build thread

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    Yes you can do it with the $450 model... the MINI-mill. Don't know about the smaller one, aka the MICRO mill.

    Way back when, an entire thread was stickied on the homegunsmith.com forum, but I haven't looked for it in quite some time. You need the correct cutting tools for the proper radius cuts, and you'll need a threading tool for the buffer tube.
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    Yea, save up yer dough. I have about $800 or $900 in my mill. I waited 'till the right one came along and now I'm pretty much set. 4 axis DRO full size bridgeport mill. Lots o tools and whatnot, ebay rules if yer patient.
    It may be just me but, I hate cheap tools. They always seem to give up when you need them the most. I buy my beer with what I do with my tools so I'm kinda picky. Oh, and I feed the wife and kids too with that money.
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    I also preffer older well made tools, I got this nice little Atlas horizontal mill for $300.00 & I dare say it's a lot more heavy iron than the Chinese mini micro mill:



    I see these quite often on Ebay.
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