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 Post subject: Dial springs
PostPosted: Dec Wed 12, 2018 12:27 am 
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Location: Brick, NJ
You guys have helped me out before, so I want to share a discovery, to maybe pay back a little. I discovered a source of dial springs, old toner cartridges! Our office has a toner cartridge recycle bin. I harvested 5 springs in about 40 seconds. I know most of you probably thought of it before, but if this post helps bring just one radio back from the dumpster, itll have been worth it.
Thank you again for all your help.
Bill

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 Post subject: Re: Dial springs
PostPosted: Dec Fri 21, 2018 1:37 am 
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I have had good luck using ball point pen springs, however depending on radio sometimes they are not strong enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Dial springs
PostPosted: Dec Sun 23, 2018 6:04 am 
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Location: Near Portland, OR
The individual-piece hardware bins at Ace Hardware do just fine for me. And they have more than one spring size available.


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 Post subject: Re: Dial springs
PostPosted: Dec Sun 23, 2018 7:13 am 
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Location: La Mesa Califonia
The long slinky spring inside a stapler makes a perfect dial cord spring. Can make about 5 from one spring.


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 Post subject: Re: Dial springs
PostPosted: Dec Sun 23, 2018 9:37 am 
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"Save Everything"----
The last time I retired some ink-jet printers. I took them apart and harvested all the springs and a few other things that looked useful.

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