For sale Spring Compressor, LY0701B – Spring Compressor.
A spring compressor is a device used to remove coil springs from an automobile. Comprised of two threaded rods and four hook-like apparatus, the spring compressor is placed on the spring’s coils and tightened. As the adjustment nuts on the spring compressor are tightened, the hooks are drawn together, thereby compressing the spring. These compressors are also used in the process of removing strut-type suspension systems. Failure to use a compressor when removing a coil spring can result in injury and even death.
A coil spring is under constant pressure when installed in an automotive suspension system. This pressure is known as stored energy. When a coil spring is removed without the aid of a spring compressor, the stored energy can cause the spring to fly out of the spring pocket at great speed. This can result in serious injury — including death — for anyone near the automobile. The use of a spring compressor allows a mechanic to compress the powerful spring and remove it from the spring pocket without fear of releasing the stored energy from the coil.