Clock Repair Tools
The screwdriver needs to fit into the slot and also be close to the width of the screw head. If its to fat or to thin, or its not the same size as the screw head than the screw head will end up with tool marks or get stripped. Many of the antique clock movement plate screws are very hard to find replacements for. Be sure to always disassemble a clock movement into some sort of container so the parts will not drop or go missing. When to screws hit the floor they tend to bounce out of site never to be found again.
The magnetize / demagnetize tool is amazing, allowing screws to stay on the tips of the driver while aligning them with the mounting holes of the movement or part. It is hard to hold a screw into a threaded hole upright with fat fingers, while attempting to put the end of the screwdriver into the slot of the screw. The fingers get in the way and its frustrating, but with the magnetized screwdriver, the screw sticks to the end of the driver and gets aligned with the hole no problem. In fact when doing movement remounting there is many instances where it would be very hard to line up the screw with the screw hole without it. So below we offer the perfect screw drivers with the magnetize / demagnetize tool, no hunting around or trial and error in finding them.
Clock Mainspring Tools
Handle with 3 chucks covers about every key size. Put the chuck into the handle and then release the mainspring in a slow controlled manner in your grip. This is done by putting the tool onto the key post arbor and then gently releasing the click that holds the mainspring wound up. #CT25 - $35
Used to release the power in a wound up mainspring. Key goes into the chuck and the chuck goes into the handle so you can let down the power of the spring. It does the same job as the let down with all the chucks. If someone were to take a spring driven clock apart without letting down the mainsprings, bad things may happen. The movement would get ruined and you can get your hands hurt. #CT26 - $30
Notes on clock repair toolsThe clock tools on this page with a good clock repair book will enable someone to do some basic clock repair. Read More »
Some clocks are spring driven and require special clock tools as listed below. When doing a clock repair on a spring driven clock movement, you would always need to release the power of the mainspring with the clock tool called the let down. Its called the let down clock tool as its made to let down the power of the mainspring in a safe and controlled manner.