I'm thinking about renting a spring compressor to change the crappy front shocks in my truck. Someone told me that a few years ago a local "kid" was found dead in his parents garage with a large chunck of his head and a coil spring embedded in the ceiling. We can all guess how that happened. Is using a spring compressor really dangerous? If the compressor is of high quality, in good shape, and used by a half-way intelligent person who can read directions is the job all that dangerous? I would think that if one took his/her time, and kept the "armed" spring pointed in a safe direction that the job wouldn't be that bad.