I had an earlier post regarding a “Drill Press Problem”. The solution to that problem was a loose pulley set screw, and has been fixed. I’m now looking for advice on replacing a broken return coil-spring. The first replacement part was poorly tempered, and bent as I tried to install it. I now have a new replacement spring. It is compressed and is held that way with a wire. I see no way to replace the spring without first removing the retaining wire. This will, of course, allow the spring to ‘unwind’ and expand to a size larger than it’s housing. I can handle that, but working with ‘sprung’ springs is a pain in the neck as I can attest from my experience with the first replacement spring. Am I missing something that would make replacement more simple? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Below is a picture of the ‘little devil’. Thanks – Dave
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