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Phantus Mini - spare spring?

Discussion in 'Mech Mods' started by OldBatty, Jan 11, 2022.

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  1. OldBatty

    OldBatty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2014
    North Georgia USA
    Have two and no spare spring. Few days ago almost lost a spring, finally found it fully ten feet away! Started searching for a source for spares with little luck. Nothing even close on Amazon, tried both industrial suppliers MSC & McMaster. Slightly closer but not worth risking $12 plus unknown shipping.

    Google search turned up a company I have never heard of, mwcomponents. They have a spring I believe will work. Wire size is identical, OD & ID within a few thousandths, length is one coil too long. Might work as is or can clip one coil and attempt to close the end as best I can. Only $3.67 each but they have a $15 fee for orders under $40:grr: Do not need 11 of them and no idea what shipping is. Never got that far...

    Any suggestions on a better source?
     
  2. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    You can always build your own spring.
    Appropriate SS-wire isn't that expensive.
     
  3. OldBatty

    OldBatty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2014
    North Georgia USA
    @mimöschen Thanks, will look into that. Certainly small enough to do with improvised equipment.
     
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