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Old 03-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Reverse Pliers For Springs

Hey guys, I'm looking for some reverse pliers to hold my scooter clutch springs.
Apparently, these are very similar in size/shape to drum brake springs.

Was hoping there might be something out there similar to these pliers, but maybe with a little larger lever arm and the strength to stretch out the springs to get them onto the clutch.





The springs look like these:
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Those are called Snap Ring pliers.. they are under $20 from places like CT and Princess.. I highly recommend you get specific sized ones (bent / unbent etc) vs ones with adaptors.. they are more bulky and things get dangerous when you are working with things that are under tension.
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if those springs require any force to put in, you might be better off hooking one side up and grabbing the other end of the loop with a pair of needle nose pliers and stretching the spring over...
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and if the needle nose don't work, try wire cutters. they won't cut your spring, but they'll grab better than needle nose.

I use them all the time with drum brake springs with no issues
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Just use a multi-purpose drum brake tool or hook one end and use needle-nose vice-grips to pull the other end.
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