Customs: Sources for springs?

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  1. Ramrider

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    We have threads for finding sources for magnets, and for balljoints. Now comes the turn of springs.

    This subject comes up because I've just been fixing my Universe Heavy Load to open without his Cyber Key, and somehow, while working on him, I appear to have lost one or two of the little springs which were inside (most notably the one which returns the missile trigger to its original position).

    But it's not the first time I've wanted a new spring; I've had occasions when I've fancied designing a new missile launchers but would need a spring to power it, and those things do get lost very easily.

    Does anybody know of good sources of various sizes of springs?
     
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    Pens?
     
  3. destrongerlupus

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    If you've got one near you, Sears Hardware is the BEST place to get springs. HUGE variety, and cheap.

    They sell 'em like most hardware stores sell screws, a thousand drawers to pick from, a few pennies a pop.

    Love that place!

    D/L
     
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  5. Ramrider

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    Alas, wrong country.

    Interesting. Their product listing hurts my head, but it's certainly extensive. Pity there's no info on order sizes and prices that I can find

    I'll have to check out my local hardware places, just to see if they have anything.

    Failing that, Rhinox' suggestion may actually be the most helpful to me so far; I actually hadn't thought of that for some reason... :dunce 
     
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    Funny, I didn't expand on that since you didn't mention it! :D  The dollar store is always good for different size pens and cheap toys and such with springy goodness inside!:thumb 
     
  7. Ramrider

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    Never underestimate my potential for stupidity. ;) 
    I don't think we have many dollar stores round here, but there are tons of poundshops - and even 99p shops... :D 
     
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    hehe, the UK needs a dollar store. I will open the first one.
     
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    Okay, you guys got me!:lol 
     

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