Garage Door Tools & Technical Support

Tools for fixing garage doors and torsion springs

One of the most important tools for garage door repair is a pair of winding bars. Winding bars traditionally come in three lengths: 18", 24" and 36". The 18" winding bars, such as the standard residential winding bar picture on the right (WB-18), are suitable for residential and light commercial doors. The longer winding bars become necessary when working on heavier commercial and industrial overhead doors as the springs hold more tension. Having a longer moment arm makes winding and unwinding stronger springs much easier.

Another important characteristic of winding bars is the diameter. Failure to use a tight-fitting winding bar in a winding cone may result in the destruction of the cone, personal injury, or even death. Many winding bars come with two diameters by machining the ends to different lengths, as shown in winding bar in the middle (WB-24a). This is helpful when servicing multiple doors as the cones may differ between each system.

We also offer some of our winding bars with a hexagonal grip along the middle such as the 36" bar with 5/8" and 1/2" ends shown on the left (WB-36h). This can speed up the spring-changing process as the winding bars are less likely to fall to the floor.

Part No. Description UN Price Qty Price Qty Price Qty Price
WB-18 Winding Bars, Pair, 17" with 1/2" ends PR $9.00 2 $8.36 4 $7.73 6 $6.27
WB-18A Winding Bars, Pair, 18", each with 1/2" & 7/16" ends PR $17.85 2 $16.07 4 $14.28 6 $11.90
WB-18H Winding Bars, Pair, 18", hex with 1/2" & 7/16" ends PR $17.49 2 $15.74 4 $13.99 6 $11.66
WB-24A Winding Bars, Pair, 24", each with 5/8" & 1/2" ends PR $23.07 2 $20.76 4 $18.46 6 $15.38
WB-24H Winding Bars, Pair, 24", hex with 5/8" & 1/2" ends PR $25.68 2 $23.11 4 $20.54 6 $17.12
WB-24B Winding Bars, Pair, 24", with 5/8" ends PR $25.29 2 $22.76 4 $20.23 6 $16.86
WB-36A Winding Bars, Pair, 36", each with 5/8" & 1/2" ends PR $29.31 2 $26.38 4 $23.45 6 $19.54
WB-36B Winding Bars, Pair, 36", each with 3/4" & 5/8" ends PR $41.40 2 $37.26 4 $33.12 6 $27.60
WB-36H Winding Bars, Pair, 36", hex with 5/8" & 1/2" ends PR $33.75 2 $30.38 4 $27.00 6 $22.50
CO-1500 Come-a-long 1 Ton Pull, 12 Ft EA $113.80 2 $102.42 3 $91.04 4 $79.66
TRS-10 Training Seminars - in House HR $300.00 8 $300.00 16 $300.00 32 $300.00
CCR-10K Cable Crimper / Swager Kit KIT $434.00 2 $390.60 3 $347.20 4 $303.80
CCR-10 Cable Crimper / Swager EA $198.00 2 $178.20 3 $158.40 4 $138.60
CCU-10 Cable Cutter Up to 3/16" EA $91.00 2 $81.90 3 $72.80 4 $63.70
CPU-10 Cable Puller EA $173.78 2 $156.40 3 $139.02 4 $121.65
GDL-6 Spray Lubricant for Doors EA $9.73 12 $8.75 24 $7.78 48 $6.48
GDL-13 Ultra Gel Spray Lube EA $10.55 12 $9.50 24 $8.44 48 $7.03
GDL-175-AERO Lubriplate Aero Multi-Purpose Grease 1 3/4 OZ EA $7.95 12 $7.16 24 $6.36 48 $5.30
VG-10 Vise Grip 10 CR 10" Curved EA $20.00 2 $18.00 4 $16.00 8 $14.00
SWG-156-625 Spring Wire Gauge .156 thru .625 EA $15.50 2 $13.95 4 $12.40 8 $10.85
RWGA-1875-3125 Residential Pocket Wire Gauge - sizes .1875 thru .3125 EA $23.00 2 $20.70 4 $18.40 8 $16.10
SRM-10 Spring Rate Manual EA $57.90 2 $52.11 4 $46.32 8 $40.53
Prices Subject to Change

UN: Units by which each part is sold
Price: Cost per unit (for smaller quantities)
Qty | Price: When purchasing at least the quantity in the left column, the unit price is specied in the Price column to the right