Make Larger Clocks with High Torque Clock Movements and Long Clock Hands (Hands are 5" and up)
Learn about types of motors - most of ours are USA Made | Trust Bear Woods for the Highest Quality Clock Motors plus Longer Clock Hands up to 18" | Enjoy years of trouble free operation with these quality high power clock mechanisms.
Clock Parts Shopping Tips - Motors & Hands Sold Separately
Step 1) Choose a Clock Motor based on the steps in the diagram above or tips just below.
⇓ Scroll Down to Shop for Clock Motors ⇓
Step 2) After Clicking on a Clock Motor, Scroll Down For Hands - When repairing a clock we always recommend new hands as your old ones may not fit.
COMMON QUESTIONS & TIPS FOR CHOOSING CLOCK MOTORS AND HANDS
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 - scroll down to shop based on type and thickness of your clock face?
1) USA Made Step Style High Torque MovementsThese movements will make a very slight stepping sound & motion, but do not drive a second hand.
2)Continuous Sweep Clock Movements drive the longer hands and operate silently + will drive a second hand (see below in red or black, 10 inches long).
3) High Torque Pendulum Movements. With this option you can drive the longer hands as well as a pendulum up to 25" long.
4) High Power Chiming Clock Movements
Tips: AA Battery and C-Cell Options - The C-Cell Simply Lasts Longer. Always use fresh Duracell or Energizer batteries.
How do I choose the right size clock motor & hands?
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.
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.
High Torque Clock Movements (Up to 5/8" Dial Face)
Happy Customer -- 2017-04-28 Your products were as advertised; was able to use the wheels to finish up the toy cars for the neighbor kids; took the paint and finish without having to seal or prep the wheels. As a pleasant surprise the shipment came two days early. A satisfied customer-- Karleen Stallard
Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 14" Spade Style Black
Fantastic -- 2017-05-08 Love, love, love the clock hands! Even nicer than I anticipated!! Can't wait to see them on the clock that we made. Will definitely order from this company again. -- Anne Belanger
Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 17-3/4", Black Spade Style
Fantastic -- 2017-05-31 The technology and customer care is very good. -- Robin Landrie
USA Made High Torque Clock Movements (Up to 5/8" Dial Face)
Extremely Happy -- 2017-10-12 The clock movement I received for my large wooden clock I made worked very well. I got my package from Bear Woods Supply very quickly and was extremely happy with my purchases.-- CAROLYN AIKEN
Use the table above to know your price and when discounts apply. Eg. Sawtooth Picture Hangers are sold "Per Bag of 100." If you Add "1" to the Cart you will get a bag of 100. Discounts will follow the pricing table.
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