These torsion springs are made as replacement items for the ‘Mutton Chop’ style swinging guards on jointers of all sizes. These locally made (Melbourne) springs have been installed on anything from a 24″ wide jointer down to a 6″ wide machine. Not sure if these will fit modern machines, but will most likely fit any older style machines with the bracket and mutton chop style guard as shown in the pictures below:
Made in Melbourne from 3.2mm dia spring steel wire.
New to November 2019 we are now offering Plans for an extra $30. These plans give all info required to help someone make their own guard bracket and swing arm that will utilise this spring perfectly. Someone competent with a metal lathe and a welder will get it done in less than a day. If you wish for Vesper Tools to supply a kit of all the metal parts made then please inquire. Cost for that is approx $330 inc spring to be confirmed on consultation. You will need to provide some basic dimensions so we can make it to suit. You would then have to fit it to your machine with two bolts and make and fit all the wooden mutton chop component.