Where can get a extension spring for leading cables ?

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Where can get a extension spring for leading cables ?

Postby bluewave65 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:27 am

Hi,

can anyone help me with that little "problem" ?
I can`t find aby information about that extension spring .

What parameters will be optimal for ordbot application ?

1. Min load ?
2. Diameter ?

Thanks for hlp
dave
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Re: Where can get a extension spring for leading cables ?

Postby dave3d » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:23 pm

For the bed wiring I used a 15mm "plumbing spring" - the tool used for bending copper tube. It looks like stainless and has a nice finish. They are dirt cheap on Ebay. I printed a couple of clamps.
For the x carriage, I had a lighter 8mm stainless spring specially made up, following a suggestion on here. Relatively expensive though. I used a UK company. http://www.testedspring.co.uk/home.asp
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Re: Where can get a extension spring for leading cables ?

Postby cvoinescu » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:08 pm

Apparently, that type of spring is commonly available in hardware stores in the US. It's used to keep screen doors closed, so you can imagine it can't cost more than a few dollars. Haven't seen any around here (UK), unfortunately -- only larger versions used for cattle gates and the like.
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