Felco C7 Cable Cutter: Spring Restore

The again of the Pliers & Cutters drawer produced an historical Felco C7 Cable Cutter minus its spring:


Felco C7 cutter - missing spring pin(*13*)Felco C7 cutter – lacking spring pin

That’s an M4 screw serving as a dimension check for the outlet the place the opposite pin was.

Unusually, (*8*)Felco nonetheless exists, nonetheless makes the C7 Cable Cutter, and in reality sells a alternative spring as phase quantity C7/10. Sadly, their on-line gross sales equipment and cart appear damaged: I put the spring within the cart, however discovered no strategy to pay for it. Worryingly, the standard Phrases & Stipulations hyperlink produced a modal conversation with one phrase: TEST.

So I were given a spring (phase quantity 5/11, to be had most effective as a couple in equipment 5/91) for a Felco C3 cutter (no, the numbers don’t fit) from Amazon. Later I discovered a sketchy supplier providing a sketchy C7/10 spring that may have compatibility accurately or may well be overall trash.

Felco swaged the unique spring pins into the maintain, a producing method I surely can’t replica, however an M3 screw will simply slightly have compatibility within a 4 mm stud, so I made some measurements:

(*11*)(*10*)(*5*)(*13*)Felco alternative spring pin – measurement doodle