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Hello all,

I just got a K&D mainspring winder very cheap, but the tool is a bit stuck and the spring does not open when the ring is loosened. I would like to clean and oil the spring. Any clues on how to disassemble the winder? I don't want to ruin the threads turning the wrong way or using pliers...

Thank you!




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Have you oiled it. Its a simple tool screw it up and the vice part will close. So it must unscrew all the way. The bottom part has the spring inside, Have you tried turning that, also press in and try to turn and see what happens.

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Thank you Oldhippy, I oiled it. The spring can be bent back to what should be the right angles, but seems to be ‘tired’. It will serve me well nonetheless. I may need to shape it a few more times, but cannot imagine using it extensively.

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