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Torsion Springs: American vs. Foreign

Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at 1:31 pm by Dan Musick

At DDM, we run at least three tests to ensure the quality of our springs.

One of the tests is cycle life. We’ve found that some of the imports are lasting 30-50% longer. …

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Torsion Spring Replacement Instructions 2 Page

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 at 4:06 pm by Dan Musick

Here are the new torsion spring instructions for printing for personal use. Please remember these are copyrighted.



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Supply Chain Issues Have Not Ended

Monday, July 31st, 2023 at 2:06 pm by Philip Kendall

For most of the world, the global pandemic has become a thing of the recent past. However, the supply chain issues resulting from the pandemic continue to impact a variety of industries, including ours. This is partly because of residual effects from the pandemic.…

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New, Long-Lasting Torsion Springs

Friday, July 28th, 2023 at 3:44 pm by Philip Kendall

DDM has a new product line: long-lasting torsion springs. These springs outlast every other torsion spring on the market by at least 30%.


Generally, increasing the cycle life of a torsion spring requires increasing the wire size. Increasing the wire size while maintaining a constant lift requires increasing the length.…

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Caleb Penney – our new Customer Service Representative

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 at 4:52 pm by Philip Kendall

Caleb Penney was born in 1999, on the cusp of the new millennium. He spent most of his childhood in the city of Dakar, and graduated from Dakar Academy in 2018. He started working for DDM in the fall of 2022, shortly after graduating from Wheaton College.…

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Philip Kendall

Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 4:44 pm by Philip Kendall

I’m currently a Sophomore in college, working part-time as blog editor and contributor for the DDM garage doors blog. I started work at DDM in the fall of 2022, but I met Dan Musick, the company’s founder, at a wedding in 2017.…

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How to Lubricate the Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™

Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 1:16 pm by Philip Kendall

In this blog post, we walk you through how to lubricate the new DDM Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™. The Safe-T-Winder™ is a new type of winding system. As well as the winder itself and a lubricant, you will need a power drill, a screwdriver, and something or someone to hold the winder.…

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The Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 4:14 pm by Philip Kendall

The DDM Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™ uses a drill to wind garage door torsion springs. Now you can wind torsion springs safely without winding bars!

The Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder
Our Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™ easily winds springs on doors weighing up to 1500 pounds.

Historically, winding torsion springs has been one of the most dangerous aspects of garage door maintenance.…

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Customer Service Representative

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 11:45 am by Dan Musick

Full Time Customer Service Position with Benefits

About DDM Garage Doors

For forty years, DDM has provided top-quality garage door and dock components for DIY residential as well as commercial B2B applications. We have a huge inventory of parts for same or next-day shipping along with quick delivery of garage doors.…

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The History & Quality of LiftMaster Operators

Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 5:33 pm by Dan Musick

In the garage door industry, we distinguish between “openers” for residential applications and “operators” for commercial and industrial applications.

Back in the early eighties, I worked for Northwest Door in Elgin, Illinois. While there, I got to know a gentleman who had formerly worked for John Greene Corporation in Downers Grove, Illinois.…

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Huge inventory of torsion springs for same or next day shipping! Here you will find all you need in the most common sizes of 1 3/4," 2," 2 1/4," and 2 5/8" inside diameter springs. Larger 3 3/4" and 6" inside diameter commercial and industrial springs may require a day or two to ship. You'll also find TorqueMaster Springs, Extension Springs, Self-Storage door springs, steel rolling door springs and springs for one piece single panel doors.

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