With so many 80% jigs available, it’s tough picking which jig is best for you AR-15’s 80 percent lower build. Today, we’re comparing three of the most popular jigs: The Easy Jig Gen 2 vs. the 5D Tactical Router Jig Pro vs. the Modular Router Jig Extreme. Let’s begin!
Fastest and Easiest Jig: Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform 80% Lower Jig
Easily one of the most popular 80% lower jigs on the market, the Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform is a wonderfully simple jig to use. It’s favored by beginners because of its quick machining time (less than 30 minutes) and its ability to help prevent mishaps during the machining process.
The Easy Jig lives up to its name because it’s so simple. While other jigs require removal and reassembly, the Easy Jig remains in one configuration through the entire machining process. You only need to drill a single pilot hole when machining, too. The drill depth guides remove any measuring – you just set the depth and go!
Here Are Some of The Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform’s Features:
- Compatible with ANY AR-15, .308 DPMS, and AR-9 80% Lower
- Integrated Measuring Guides
- Requires NO Drill Press!
- Requires 90% Less Drilling Than Competitors
- Requires Zero Disassembly While Machining
Best 80 Lower Jig for Multiple Lowers: 5D Tactical Router Jig PRO
If you’re ready to jump right in and build multiple (and perhaps different) lowers, then the 5D Tactical Router Jig PRO is for you. The Router Jig Pro boasts most of the same features as the Easy Jig Gen 2, including a 30-minute-or-less machining time, compatibility with any 80% lower, and pilot hole and drill depth guides to remove any measuring.
But the Router Jig PRO stands out from the competition thanks to its patented ReadyMILL system. A proprietary, by-design end mill bit system claims to be the strongest end mill bit available for 80% lower work. The 5D Tactical Router Jig PRO also boasts steel bushings, heat-treated side plates, and hardened high-speed bits so you can complete lower after lower, with the same tooling.
Other Specs and Features of the 5D Tactical Router Jig PRO:
- Compatible with all AR-15, DPMS .308, and AR-9 Lowers
- 1.5”-Thick, Reinforced No-Touch Guide Plates
- Pre-Measured Milling Depth Gauges
- Guide Pins Prevent Milling and Drilling Contact
- Shop Vac Attachment for Easy Clean-Up
Modulus Arms Router Jig Extreme Multi-Platform
If you want to build a true Armalite-platformed AR-10 with an 80% lower, then the Modulus Arms Router Jig Extreme Multi-Platform is the jig you need. Also compatible with all AR-15, DPMS .308, and AR-9 lowers, the Modulus Arms Jig is the most inclusive jig on the market.
The Modulus Arms Router Jig Extreme also boasts its own, patented end mill system – the SpeedMill. Using similar design and material as 5D Tactical’s ReadyMILL system, the Modulus Arms SpeedMill promises to complete multiple lowers with ease.
Other Cool Features of the Modulus Arms Router Jig Extreme:
- 1.5”-Thick, No-Touch Guide Plates
- Pre-Measured Depth Guides
- Steel Bushings for Perfect Alignment
- Self-Centering Trigger and Drill Pockets
No matter the jig you choose, we have the 80% lowers, 80 lower jig kits and gunsmithing tools you need to start building your next AR. Check out our 80% Lower and Jig selection today!