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Common Questions

and tips for choosing pendulum / chime clock motors and hands

Scroll down to choose clock motors by type - C-Cell, AA-Cell, Pendulum, Chime, Pendulum + Chime, High Torque. Make a Pendulum or Westminster Chime Clock this year! Great projects to work on any time. Pendulum and chime clocks are fine additions to any home.

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

    1) 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 4-7/8 inches long. High Torque pendulum motors/drives are made to swing up to a 25" Pendulum.

    2) Hands for High Torque Motors sold separately. 

  • What are the different types of pendulum and chime movements?

    1) Chiming Movements with built in speakers. See details below. Available in both standard and high torque. C-Cell Batteries.

    2) Pendulum Clock Movements. High power / high torque versions run up to 25" rods. Standard pendulums drive up to 16" rods. Rods plus bobs sets sold separately. Rods have 1" breakpoints. AA and C-Cell Batteries

    3) Chime + Pendulum Motors. Except for the high power pendulum drive, the pendulum is not powered by the battery and doesn't have to be used.

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

    1) » 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. 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-16 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.) Hangers are sold separately, although we don't recommend them for larger clocks 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. Some sets under 5" include a second hand, otherwise second hands are sold separately. Regular power motors - choose a free set or premium set of hands.

    Pendulum Rod and Bob sold Separately - when you are looking at the motor scroll down to see the options that work with that specific motor and add to cart if you wish.

  • How to Choose Clock Movements

    How to choose clock motors and hands for replacement

  • Inspiration

    wall clock painting kits

     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.

    Join us on Facebook - We are part of an awesome Facebook Group called "Making and Fixing Clocks!"  Click here to request to join.

  • Helpful Videos

    Our thanks to Steve Good of Scroll Saw Workshop for this video.  The pattern for this modern Pendulum and Chime Clock can be found on the July 2nd Blog Entry. This video shows the pendulum action, plus let's you hear the sound of one of the styles of clock chime.

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Plus Combined Pendulum & Chime Clock Parts - Use to make new clocks or as replacement clock parts.

  • Pendulum-Chime-Adjustable-Tubular-Clock-Mechanism
    Adjustable Chime with Pendulum Movement (up to 1/4" thick dial)
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    Our Part Number: Q-58-S
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  • Pendulum-Chime-Adjustable-Tubular-Clock-Mechanism
    Adjustable Chime with Pendulum Movement (up to 5/8" thick dial)
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    Our Part Number: Q-59-S
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  • Q-24Whitebackgroud
    High Torque Pendulum Clock Movement (up to 1/4" thick dial face) A Cell
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    Our Part Number: Q-24
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  • Q-22 super high torque clock
    High Torque (High Power) Pendulum Movements (up to 3/8" thick dial face) C Cell
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    Our Part Number: Q-22
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  • Super High Torque Chime Motor | Bear Woods Supply
    Super High Torque Pendulum & Chime Motor (for dials up to 3/8" thick)
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    Our Part Number: Q-23
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  • heavy duty pendulum drive
    Heavy Duty Pendulum Drive
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    Our Part Number: QB-DRV
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  • Q-31-pendulum-movement-1
    Mini Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 1/4" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-31
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  • Q-33-pendulum-movement-1
    Mini Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 3/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-33
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  • Mini pendulum clock movement quartz
    Mini Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 3/4" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-37
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  • Mini Pendulum Clock Movement
    Mini Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 5/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-35
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  • Westminster Chime Clock Movement
    Westminster Chime Quartz Clock Movement (up to 3/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-25
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  • Westminster Chime Clock Movement Q-27 | Bear Woods Supply
    Westminster Chime Quartz Clock Movement (up to 5/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-27
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  • Melody Chime Clock Movement Q-29 | Bear Woods Supply
    6 Melody Chime Clock Movement (up to 3/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-29
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  • Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement
    Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 3/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-42
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  • Clock parts Pendulum Movement
    Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 5/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-44
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  • Pendulum Clock Movement
    Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 3/4" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-46
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  • Westminster Pendulum Clock Movement
    Westminster Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 3/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-53
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  • Westminster pendulum chime clock movement
    Westminster Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement (up to 5/8" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-55
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  • Westminster pendulum chime clock movement
    Westminster Chime Plus Pendulum Quartz Clock Movements (up to 3/4" thick dial face)
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    Our Part Number: Q-57
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  • Pendulum Clock Rod and Bob
    Pendulum Rod (16") & Bob 2-1/8" Brass
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    CAD $8.00
    Our Part Number: QB-218SET
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  • Pendulum Clock Rod and Bob
    Pendulum Rod (16") & Bob 2-3/4" Brass
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    CAD $8.00
    Our Part Number: QB-234SET
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  • Pendulum Clock Rod and Bob
    Pendulum Rod (16") & Bob 3-1/2" Brass
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    CAD $8.00
    Our Part Number: QB-312SET
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  • black caps Q-CAPBLK
    Black End Cap for Clock Mechanisms
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    Our Part Number: Q-CAPBLK
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  • Gold Colour End Cap for Clock Movements
    End Cap For Clock Mechanisms
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    Our Part Number: Q-CAP
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  • Gold Minute Nuts for Clock Movements
    Open Nut for Clock Mechanisms
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    Our Part Number: Q-H5
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  • Pendulum Clock Rod and Bob
    High Torque Rod (25") & Bob 2-1/8" Brass CAD $13.00
    Our Part Number: QB-218HT
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  • Pendulum Clock Rod and Bob
    High Torque Pendulum (25") & Bob 2-3/4" CAD $13.00
    Our Part Number: QB-234HT
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  • Pendulum Clock Rod and Bob
    High Torque Pendulum 25" & Bob 3-1/2" CAD $13.00
    Our Part Number: QB-312HT
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  • Q-HA22 2
    Clock Hanger for Pendulum movements
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    Our Part Number: Q-HA22
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  • Q-HA23ForQ-22Q-42Q-44Q-4
    Clock Hanger for Pendulum C-Cell Movements
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    Our Part Number: Q-HA23
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  • Q-HA25ForQ-23Q-25Q-27Q-29Q-53Q-55Q-57.jpg
    Clock Hangers for Chime movements
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    Our Part Number: Q-HA25
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  • Pendulum Chime Adjustable Clock Movement
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