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New Replacement Hinge Spring for Arms in Metal Cases

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Product Description

Coiled tension spring for replacing hinge spring on cigarette case or metal wallet that has worn out with repeated use. Springs hold arms down inside cases to keep contents from spilling. See instructions below on how to replace a broken spring coil on a hinged cigarette case or hard metal wallet. New spring coils come in two lengths in silver tone or gold tone finishes:

  • Small spring is 3/16" and has about 7-8 coils. (Not currently available.)
  • Large spring is 1/4" and has about 10-11 coils.

Instructions for Replacing Broken Arm Springs on Metal Case Hinge

Over time, the springs in metal cases will fail depending upon the amount of use. Typically, the spring arms in metal cases are held down with a tiny coiled spring on the hinge that can snap after repeated flexing depending upon the amount of use over time. Follow these simple directions to replace a hinge spring that broke on a metal case or box such as those used for cigarettes, credit cards, etc.

  1. Open up the case. Partially unbend a paper clip and use the end to insert into one end of the hinge slot to help partially push the hinge pin out, then grasp pin with fingers or a pair of pliers to pull out just to the point of the center of the spring. Do not pull all the way out.
  2. Remove the broken spring. While applying downward pressure, force the new spring over the hinge pin. Make sure that there is now tension on the spring arms holding them down. If not, the spring is upside down.
  3. Push the hinge pin back into the other side of the hinge slot until fully inserted. It may be necessary to push end of pin against a hard surface to help push it fully into place.

Product Reviews


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  • Perfect Item

    by Charlotte B. – 16th Jan 2019

    Bought for friend in Croatia who could not get these springs there, perfect transaction. Thank you!

  • Springs

    by Ed L. – 16th Jan 2019

    Replacement springs arrived quickly, even though it was the end of the year rush. Installation was simple and worked as well if not better than the originals. I’d recommend them to anyone needing new springs for their case.

  • Fixed my problem

    by Nick B. – 16th Jan 2019

    I needed new springs for my cig case. These did repair my broken down case, but I had to modify the springs a bit. Understanding that these items are not standard across all case manufacturers, I was able to make changes to get them to function correctly. Other than a modification, they work great!

  • I give the springs 5

    by MARY B. – 16th Jan 2019

    I give the springs 5 stars. The shipping cost more than the springs. But I'm pretty sure this is the only place to get such small springs, and i LOVE the dragonfly case I purchased from Kyle Design so in the end it was worth it. And they were well packaged to prevent damage.

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