Making your own compression spring?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by nick223, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. nick223

    nick223 New Member

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    Is there a hand tool out there that can make compression springs, and has any one done it?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    A lot of guys wrap them with the lathe. You can use a vise and wrap by hand also. I don't remember seeing a hand tool for that.
     

  3. nick223

    nick223 New Member

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    What can u use them to wrap them around?
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    You can use just about anything round. You might have to play around to find the correct diameter.
     
  5. nick223

    nick223 New Member

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    Any where u recommend getting spring stock?
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    I bought mine from Brownells but that was years ago. Don't know if they still carry it.