Me007gold said:Spring compressor eh? Finally decided to lift it?
Jelco said:No, i saw theese on ebay. i dont know how to put in links, but if you searh spring compressor you'll see it. But, the more I've thought about it, I'm not sure. It has a single pivot point that would be holding all the tension. I can only imagine what it would be like if it decided fall apart under load, as cheaper tools are known to do.
Jelco said:I can only imagine what it would be like if it decided fall apart under load, as cheaper tools are known to do.
gmcman said:When I was changing tires back in the day, A technician was replacing struts with one of the spring compressors that tighten down with an impact gun...basically two 2-finger steel claws with a threaded rod and only one of the claws (top) ran in the threads. I went over to put some rotors on the lathe and saw the compressor in about 3 pieces. I asked what happened here and the tech said "look up". There was a hole in the ceiling you could put your leg through and that is where the spring went. Granted it was only sheetrock but he said he heard a bang and then saw the dust falling, the spring was lodged in the sheetrock.
Happened the previous day so I didn't witness it but to this day the intimidation factor is still there. Looks like there are better and safer alternatives now.