How to cut replacement reed valve for imported compressor.
by Peter Humphry
How to cut replacement reed valve for imported compressor no spares available.
Have sourced suitable hardened and tempered spring material 10 thou thick but cannot cut it on a scroll saw even with a very fine blade (80 tpi) as it appears to be too hard. What method of cutting is recommended or what sort of blade should one use in a scroll saw? The material shears easily and cleanly using my bench shear, but this is no use for cutting the 'U' shaped reed. I have quite a well equipped workshop including a CNC mill.