Very Good idea Scott.Do i just use the scale on the drill press?Or do i setup a dial indicator. Good idea though.:wave:Here is it all setup with a RC4L4ess 8lb spring.
Set everything up so you compress the spring 1 inch and that the scale is at ZERO with the spring in the scale. You will have to reset the scale to zero with each new spring that you put on the scale. This is not NASA accurate, but it is repeatable and works great for comparing springs.
Then compress it and let the scale lock in.