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Powerful High Torque Clock Movements for Larger Clocks (11" Diameter and up)

Plus Continuous Sweep (Silent) High Torque Movements - Most are USA Made - Choose Movements and then Clock Hands

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Shop Bear Woods for the highest quality Clock Motors plus the Longer Clock Hands for your High Torque Movements - up to 18" long.

Enjoy years of trouble free operation with these quality USA Made High Torque Movements.

Clock Parts Shopping Tips - Motors and Hands Sold Separately

Step 1.  Choose a clock movement from the functional options (Step motion, chime, pendulum, silent) and that is suitable for the thickness of your clock dial (Figure 1 & 2 above). (More details in the table below.)

Step 2.  Choose hands. When you are looking at the details of a clock motor, scroll down to choose clock hands that fit with that motor.   Hands sold separately.
»Jump to Clock Hands Scroll Down for Clock Motors »Jump to Motors and Hands for Small Clocks


? What is the difference between high torque and standard quartz clock movements?

High Torque Clock Motors are more powerful - made specifically to handle the extra weight of longer clock hands up to 18" in length. This means you can make a clock with a clock face/dial that is 42" wide or even greater! Comparatively, standard movements run clock hands up to 4.5 inches long. »Jump to Motors and Hands for Small Clocks
?  What are the different types of high torque (high power) movements? 

1) USA Made Step Style High Torque Movements (AA & C Battery Options.  C-Cells just last longer) These movements will make a slight stepping sound, but do not drive a second hand.  

2) Continuous Sweep Clock Movements drive the longer hands and operate silently and can drive a second hand (see below in red or black, 10 inches long). AA and C Cell batteries. The C Cell will simply last longer.

3) High Torque Pendulum Movements in AA Cell or C Cell options.  With this option you can drive the longer hands as well as a pendulum up to 25" long.

4) High Power Chiming Clock Movements

How do I choose the right size clock motor & hands? 

1) Refer to the figure at the top of this page, or Click Here for helpful info (a new window or tab will open)  

2) The size of hands is based on the length of the minute hand from the mounting hole to the end of the minute hand. (Figures 3 & 4 above) Most can be slightly trimmed if need be, and they are all USA made of aluminum.  Our customers also spray paint them.

3) Our clock motors are sized by the thickness of the dial the movements can go through.  EG Q-64 below will go through up to 5/8" thick material.  If your material is too thick, consider removing some to in-set the clock.  Or if your clock face material is too thin, consider adding some material behind the face so the hands will sit closer to your clock face.


What's included?

Listed price for motors includes the mounting hardware for your clock. (Washers, Nuts, Bolts and Brass End Caps.)  Note: Built in hangers as found on standard clock movements are not recommended due to the weight of the clocks you will build. We recommend checking out our selection of Picture Hanging Hardware  

Prices for clock hands includes a minute and hour hand.  (Sweep 10" second hands sold separately, available for Continuous Sweep motors only)

 Our thanks for the photo goes to The Paint Place, Fort Saint John, BC where they run frequent classes that teach painting and clock-making.  (We welcome your photos too!)  How did they do it? Check out our blog post! Plus here is a DIY Large Wall Clock Summary: The clocks shown use either a High Torque Movement for up to 5/8" thick material (Q-64) or some upgraded to Continuous Sweep Movements (Q-67) - scroll below for the selection. The class offered a selection of clock hands ranging from 8 to 12 inches for these clocks that are 30" diameter (add to cart below).  The materials were cut wood and painted.  Numbers are painted on. Our thanks also to Sterling Davis (Find him on YouTube) who does unique woodworking and scroll saw art, mainly from reclaimed pallet wood.  This fantastic scroll saw clock features a high torque clock movement (Q-64) and 10" hands.  The clock was cut with our Pegas Skip Tooth Scroll Saw Blades.

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