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    No snow to ride so still servicing the sleds for the season. I thought I would pass on what I use for a spring tool. This works great! harbor frieght for $6.99.



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    just grind the tip of a old flat tip screw driver with that same profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 1/2 View Post
    just grind the tip of a old flat tip screw driver with that same profile.
    Same here. Just use your worst flat head and you are done.
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    I picked this one up a few years ago. It allows for a variety of spring on/off methods, good leverage, and doesn't wear out easily (very heavy duty). Not as cheap as the screwdriver method, but an alternative. I think it is a Woodys. I am amazed at how much I have actually used it.

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    Or use an old leather boot lace. The boot lace works well on some springs where you can't get leverage with a tool...

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    I use piece cable. 1/8" about two foot long. Came off my old garage door

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    I picked this one up a few years ago. It allows for a variety of spring on/off methods, good leverage, and doesn't wear out easily (very heavy duty). Not as cheap as the screwdriver method, but an alternative. I think it is a Woodys. I am amazed at how much I have actually used it.

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    That's what I use. I think it was like $16. Screwdriver is ok too; but what I like is the T handle. I've never tore up a knuckle since buying.
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    I like the slot so you can push springs down also. Found this at Western Power Sports. These things are worth a lot more money IMO.

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