Cannon Posted March 15, 2020 Author Share Posted March 15, 2020 40 minutes ago, slazbob said: It closes fine, Matt...just a “looks” thing for me. Also, I always believed that it was the spreading of the coils that was the engine of the gripper; could be why there is some variance in ratings? like a tighter coil being harder? I'm not sure so far. The lateral "tightness" of the coils is not a requirement for a spring to work. The only importance to that dimension would be in a precision part setting where the dimension was crucial to final fit with other parts. Really the factors are wire size, coil diameter, and number of coils. If the coils were like a big, looping pig tail that would be a problem for the handles coming together in line. But with 1-2 mm gaps it just seems to pose no issue. Except looks and I agree it is not my preference, but it works out fine. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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