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Doc Nickel
03-21-2011, 12:41 AM
I'm in need of a small batch (100+) of very small springs; roughly .240" OD, and .300" or under in free length, very light wire, like .010" to .015", plus or minus.

If I could find a cone spring of similar dimensions, that'd be better still. (.240" major OD.)

Lee Spring has something close, but for over $1.30 each. Century has something that might work, but I have to fill out an application form and get "approved" just to see the price. Several other sources I Googled have either an utterly impenetrable online catalog or no catalog at all, and want me to submit an RFQ-like request so a salesman can call me. (And I'd rather not put myself on a mailing list for a one-time $50 order, if I can help it. :D )

Checked MSC, McMaster, Small Parts, Surplus Center and even eBay.

Can anyone recommend another, hopefully somewhat more small-customer-friendly supplier?

Thanks.
Doc.

38_Cal
03-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Wolff Gunsprings, http://www.gunsprings.com/

David

JoeLee
03-21-2011, 09:30 AM
Try Lee Spring.

JL.................

snowman
03-21-2011, 09:59 AM
Try Lee Spring.

JL.................


LMAO...way to read the original post.

Why don't you just wind them yourself? Not sure if you need precision flat ends or if it can jus tbe a free bent wire.

rkepler
03-21-2011, 10:13 AM
I've ordered springs from Century Spring: http://www.centuryspring.com

They have a nice parametric setup for finding your spring but you have to login for a price - I'd just get the product number from them and call sales for a price.

terry_g
03-21-2011, 10:42 AM
I needed a some springs slightly smaller than that to repair a very expensive switch. A local locksmith had a plentyful supply.

Terry

beanbag
03-21-2011, 03:58 PM
http://www.reidsupply.com/Results.aspx?pid=10022348

http://www.reidsupply.com/GrpResults.aspx?pid=10022348+4294926426+4294959885&aitm=S-585&apid=10022348

conical spring
http://www.reidsupply.com/Detail.aspx?itm=CX-6

If you are willing to cut the springs yourself and settle for .25 OD, they have a very long spring

http://www.reidsupply.com/Detail.aspx?itm=SSS-209

Search for "hobby supply compression springs" to find manufacturers


Do it yourself:
http://www.deansphotographica.com/machining/projects/springs/springs.html