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    Counterbalance springs for enlargers -- Source found

    Having 13 Omega D5-XL's to maintain, parts can be troublesome to find -- even though the enlarger is still in production. A call to the main supplier of Omega parts told me that the counterbalance springs are not in stock, and Omega does not know when they will be available. The supplier did have a couple of the counterbalances that have been refurbished for $99 each.

    At this price, one might as well buy a used enlarger for $100 and save that much again by stripping it of the parts.

    I contacted the Pullman Manufacturing Corp in Rochester, NY, and they made me a couple of the counterbalances for $65 each (and I have ordered 4 more to have on hand). The counterbalances installed and work perfectly. So if you need one or more, you can contact them. It is not on their website, but they'll know what you are talking about.

    Contact info:

    balancesales@pullmanmfg.com or call customer service at 585-334-1350 x302.

    http://www.pullmanbalances.com/

    Vaughn

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    Re: Counterbalance springs for enlargers -- Source found

    Why not contact Omega Satter directly in MD and ask them?

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    Re: Counterbalance springs for enlargers -- Source found

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    ...A call to the main supplier of Omega parts told me that the counterbalance springs are not in stock, and Omega does not know when they will be available...
    Just in case you missed it...

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    Re: Counterbalance springs for enlargers -- Source found

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Just in case you missed it...
    The way you phrased it makes who you contacted vague. A supplier is a retailer or a distributor usually. Omega Satter is the manufacturer. Quite a different thing.

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    Re: Counterbalance springs for enlargers -- Source found

    I'm sorry, it was a supplier, who has been in contact with OmegaBrandess (the new name for OmegaSatter).

    A call to OmegaBrandess yielded a price of about $75, but no counterbalances, and a recommendation to call Harry Taylor at Classic Enlargers.

    I have an email to Harry about his supply of counterbalances and a couple other parts that tend to fail with heavy student use.

    Vaughn

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    Re: Counterbalance springs for enlargers -- Source found

    Reply from Harry -- he does not have any to sell...and he is having problems getting anything from Omega-Brandess. He recommended contacting KHB Photografix in Canada -- which is who I originally contacted, so I have come full-circle on that! LOL!

    But he did recommend yearly spraying the insides of the springs with WD-40 to make them "last forever"!

    So as of now -- Pullman Manufacturing is the sole source of new springs.

    Vaughn

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