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Old 07-30-2009, 09:03 PM #1
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I need to make some springs for some laser hosts and wanted to know what would be the best material to use that you could solder to. Thanks for any help.


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Default Re: Looking for the right material to make springs.

go to a carquest auto parts store they have a rack dedicated to all kinds of springs. but to directly answer your question, you need spring steel to make a spring. and to solder to it, make sure you use a good flux and plenty of heat.
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Default Re: Looking for the right material to make springs.

piano wire is a very good substitute and can be bent into a spring and soldered, I have done this..

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Default Re: Looking for the right material to make springs.

I second piano wire and auto part springs.
BUT If you get ready made springs you will usually find they are plated or galvanized, you need to take a file to them to get down to bare metal or the solder will not take. I purchased a box of various springs for about 3 from ebay I have been able to make loads of battery housings and springs are useful for all kinds of applications.

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