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Spiral Spring Winder

Tend machines which coil light gauge wires around rotating spindle.

What does a Spiral Spring Winder do?

Tends machine which coils light gauge metal strips or wire around rotating spindle to form springs used in clocks, watches, and instruments: Threads end of specified length of wire or strip along fixed peg or between guide blocks or rolls and through slot of spindle. Starts machine to rotate spindle that winds wire into coil. Examines coil for conformance with specifications. May tend machine that automatically threads wire through guides and into slot of spindle. May feed automatic shear or punch cutter to cut wire or strip to specified length. May record number of springs wound. May specialize in coiling hairsprings and be designated Hairspring Winder.