- Feb 3, 2013
This is what happens when a coil spring compressor fails
Although you can't see it in the video, a spring compressor is being used, but when the compressed spring clears the lower control arm, the tool fails sending metal parts flying all over the shop. Both men were wearing safety glasses and, thankfully, neither was injured, but it does show the violent force that loaded springs are capable of – parts fly out with such force that you can see that a ladder in the background is almost knocked over. Be careful in your garages, folks.
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