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W.B. Jones Spring Co., Inc.
140 South St.
Wilder, KY 41071

Fax: 1-859-581-7700

SMI Founding Member

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Springs Fast Since 1913

Torsion Springs FAQ

What does the direction of wind for a torsion spring mean?
Direction of wind of can be confusing but is important in the use of torsion springs. The load should cause the springs to rotate in the same direction in which it is coiled. Below shows this can be either right hand or left hand.

coil springs coil springs
Right Hand Left Hand

How do you determine the relationship of the ends on a torsion spring in the free position?
This is the number of degrees of rotation from the free position required to rotate the legs to be in the 360 degree picture below. The four most common are shown below.

coil springs
90 Free Position
coil springs
180 Free Position
coil springs
270 Free Position
coil springs
360 Free Position