"Put one end in a bench vice, bend the spring over 180 degrees and insert pennies or dimes between the coils. When you straight it the spring will be a heck of a lot longer. Clip it into the spring hole or peg and remove one penny or dime at a time.
Wear safety glasses when messing with stretching springs, neighbour of ours has to be a pirate at halloween for the last 40 years because he did not..."
(Originally posted by Rebel Moby) (edited)