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Easy Jig Gen 1 vs Easy Jig Gen 2

Easy Jig Gen 2

The manufacturers over at 80% Arms are always busy attempting to revolutionize the AR building industry. Their famous jigs have been transforming average firearm enthusiasts into fanatic gunsmiths since the inception of their patented “Easy Jig”. Now many years later, they are back with a new product that is bound to send ripples across the AR gunsmithing community – the Easy Jig Gen 2 Multiplatform Universal Jig. Let’s see what differentiates the Easy Jig Gen 1 vs Easy Jig Gen 2.

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Easy Jig Gen 1 vs Easy Jig Gen 2:

The original Easy Jig (now known as “Easy Jig Gen 1”) lit the AR community on fire! While there were a host of novel developments from 80% Arms with this 80 percent lower Easy Jig, there were none more important and noteworthy than the fact you could finish your lower using a laminate router. Nowadays, there are a handful of router-based 80 lower jigs in the market, but let us not forget that the Easy Jig was the first to the punch.

The Easy Jig Gen 1 is easily the most popular, best-selling, most reviewed jig ever created. Now that the Easy Jig Gen 2 has come out, we have a feeling that this new jig will surpass the Easy Jig Gen 1. Why? Well, where do we start?

Easy Jig Gen 2 – Universally-Compatible:

Like for real “universal” or “kinda universal”? No, for real UNIVERSAL! Regardless of what caliber you prefer to build, the Easy Jig Gen 2 is compatible with ANY manufacturer’s AR-15, .308 (AR-10) and AR-9 80% lower receivers. No caveats. No asterisk. No bullshit. This Easy Jig Gen 2 works with every lower manufacturer known to man.

Also, 80% Arms was able to accomplish this universality without adding any additional plates! Man, what a feat!

Easy Jig Gen 2 – Faster Than Ever Before:

Before the Easy Jig Gen 1, drilling and milling out an 80 lower was a lot of work. Even with some of the premier 80 lower jigs in the market, it’s still a fair amount of work, but, in the grand scheme of things, we have it pretty good these days. And it just got even better.

Estimated time to complete an 80 lower: 30 minutes! Yeah, 30 minutes. That is half the estimated time to complete an 80 lower using the previous version of the Easy Jig (Easy Jig Gen 1).

Easy Jig Gen 2 – Less Drilling Than Ever:

The Easy Jig Gen 1 requires the builder to drill 8-10 holes prior to milling.

The Easy Jig Gen 2 required the builder to drill 1 hole prior to milling.

Need we say more?

Easy Jig Gen 2 – More Accurate:

The Easy Jig Gen 2 touts itself as having “self-centering mechanism” that is pretty d*** cool. As a comparison, anyone who has used the 5D Tactical Jig has experienced this with their buffer tube centering design. The Easy Jig Gen 2 functions similarly and is a welcomed improvement over the Easy Jig Gen 1. With that statement, we are not suggesting any inaccuracy with the Easy Jig Gen 1. We are merely suggesting that any and all improvement, in general, are appreciated.

Easy Jig Gen 2 – Stronger Than Ever:

The Easy Jig Gen 2 has a host of strength improvements vs the Easy Jig Gen 1. First and foremost, by design the end mill will never touch the surface of the jig. Assuming careful attention is begin followed during milling, this will eliminate any need for replacement template plates – regardless of how many lowers you complete.

Also, the Easy Jig Gen 2 drill surfaces are made of hardened steel vs aluminum with the Easy Jig Gen 1. Last but the least, the side plates are ¾” solid steel! This thing is no joke coming into the ring weighing over 8 pounds.

Easy Jig Gen 1 vs Easy Jig Gen 2 – Summary:

In summary, never think something that is great cannot be drastically improved because 80% Arms just did that. The Easy Jig Gen 2 is a refreshing improvement to create a truly universal jig that can mill AR-15, .308 (AR-10), and AR-9 lowers from ANY manufacturer without using different plates/bits. The Easy Jig Gen 2’s universal design, improved strength and decreased milling time will change the AR building landscape as we know it today and its popularity will suppress that of the Easy Jig Gen 1.

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The Easy Jig Gen 2 is in-stock and ready to ship! Start your next AR-15, AR-10 or AR-9 build with the best 80 Lower Jig ever created!

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DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY gun building, you likely have a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s an area that has a lot of questions that, without the correct answers, could have some serious implications. At 80 Lowers, we are by no means providing this content on our website to serve as legal advice or legal counsel. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research around their respective State laws as well as educating themselves on the Federal laws. When performing your own research, please be sure that you are getting your information from a reliable source.


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