How to adjust the chime hammers on the clock

May 7, 2019 8:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How to adjust the chime hammers on the clock

The movements hammers are meant to be bent into final position. What this means is it does not have to be dead on, just pretty close to where the movements hammers will be. It should be positioned so the tops of the hammer heads are about 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch down from the chime block itself, and the heads should rest about 1/8 inch away from the rod it will strike. You bend the hammer wires as to make the head about 1/8 away from the chime rod. This spacing between the head and the rod is so it will not thud or double hit. If you just do each hammer so it sounds good down the line, you will have a nice song at the end.

Bottom mount westminster clock chime block

Bend the chime hammers

Bottom mount westminster clock chime block

Adjust the strike hammers

Bottom mount westminster clock chime block

Turn the minute hand bushing

Bottom mount westminster clock chime block

Making it chime on time