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5 Things to Look For When Buying an AR-15 Jig

For those DIY AR-15 builders who enjoy completing their own 80% lowers, few things are as handy as a quality 80% AR-15 jig. A well-constructed AR-15 jig can streamline the process of completion and provide a means to insure every step of the drilling and milling is done correctly.

Keys to A Quality AR-15 Jig

When shopping for an 80% jig there are a few items to consider. Taking the time to consider this criteria can make a big difference in the aesthetics and operation of your finished AR-15.

1. Quality Material

One of the first features to consider when buying an 80% jig is what type of material the jig is made from. While there are variations in materials, consider purchasing a jig that is robust, will perform well, and last for a considerable amount of time.

We manufacture each jig from top quality material in order to guarantee a lightweight yet rugged jig.

2. Tight Tolerances

Another feature to consider when purchasing your AR-15 jig is the tolerance the manufacturer has held to through the production process. A tight tolerance will ensure a tight fit and proper function of your fire control group.

We believe the quality and integrity of your AR build is reflected in the jig you choose.

3.  Warranty

Before you purchase an AR-15 jig, be sure to check with the manufacturer as to what kind of warranty is offered when you purchase a jig. If there is an issue with the product you don’t want the expense coming out of your pocket.

80% Lowers‘ 80% lower jigs come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for some reason you are not 100% satisfied with the product, simply return it within thirty (30) days and we’ll issue a full refund.

4. Step-by-Step Instructions

The last thing you need when completing your AR-15 jig is confusion. Your lower jig should come with simple step-by-step instructions that don’t keep you guessing.

80% Lowers offers detailed step-by-step instructions with each jig we ship. This provides peace of mind and ease of use for each DIY builder.

5. Customer Service

Few things can be as frustrating as trying to call a manufacturer with a question and no one answers the phone. Before you buy, find out if you receive any type of Customer Support with the purchase of your AR jig.

At 80% Lowers we believe the customer should be number one. That is why we offer live phone support with every jig we sell.

Bonus: Made In the USA

Should an issue arise with your jig, wouldn’t it be nice to talk to someone who speaks English? Plus, it’s always good to support American business.

Guess what? At 80% Lowers we resell jigs that are manufactured right here in the good ole’ USA.


While these are just a few items to consider before purchase, be sure to follow your instincts. Do your research and ask questions, such as: “Does the jig have any reviews?”

These and other common-sense questions will prevent you from living with regret and will also help to avoid aggravation. Your DIY project should be fun and offer plenty of self-satisfaction — not frustration.  

If you are looking for an 80% lower jig that accomplishes everything covered in this article, the 80% Lower Receiver, Jig and Drill Bit Kit by 80% Arms is the perfect starting point for any AR-15 build. 

Get Yours For Only $294.95 $269.95

For more information or if you have questions concerning our 80% lower jigs, please feel free to contact us.



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