Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Real Avid Smart Bench Block as we continue our gunsmith kit project for 2017. Some of you may be asking what is a bench block? Well it sort of completes the theme we have been on with this project for the past few weeks with the Pin Set, Ball Peen Hammer Set and Soft Faced Hammer. It helps us pound things, without harming things.
What a bench block does mostly is allow you to drive out pins from your guns without having to deal with them moving around or being damaged by the surface they are laying on. It also allows the pin to be driven out the opposite side by elevating the weapon above the bench surface.
Now why do I recommend this one? A few reasons, first it is magnetic! You want to know what sucks, here you go. Tap, tap, tap, ding, da ding, “where the hell did it go”. Ya that pin necessary to put your Browning A5 just rolled under something, you know not where! This little gadget holds onto those pins making loosing them a lot less likely.
Next is that it is large enough to do most things you will ever need. While there are product specific bench blocks, unless you are building AR uppers every day you don’t really need one. The layout of this tool is well thought out, the holes are sized for standard pin sizes and the rubber surface doesn’t just keep from damaging your weapon it provides a good grip making your work easy.
Lastly is price, I am a big fan of buying the best you can get especially with tools, but there is no reason for what is essentially a block with holes in it to cost 30 bucks or more like some of them do. This one is 15 bucks with free shipping on Amazon Prime. So check out the Real Avid Smart Bench Block and consider adding it to your gun maintenance kit today.
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