Quite often during the course of counseling others or analyzing a problem with a DEADBEAT movement or addressing the subject of pendulum bob weight, we opine the value of or importance of lift angle. Most I believe would agree that lift angle on a deadbeat is critical, matters a lot and incorrectly set will stop the clock. I have always disagreed but seldom, verbally. To this end I thought it would be fun to conduct a few tests and prove this myth not true. I used a vienna DEADBEAT movement with adjustable pallets for ease of changing pallet gaps. The no name movement was first cleaned, lubed, etc., and found to be in excellent running condition as found with no alterations. The tests consisted of two factors in three phases. The two factors were an eight ounce bob and a three pound bob. The three phases were tests with impulse or lift angles of one, two, and three degrees as measured by Dave LaBounty's tangential dwg method.