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Removing the minute hand from a Lux pendelette clock

jbigbucks

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I am new to the forum just signed up. I have a Lux pendulette clock that I am going to take apart a clean but I can't get the minute hand to come off. What can be used to help loosen it?
 

Mike Mall

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Here is what I used on mine, it works well.
It's sold for about 6 bucks as an "RC 4WD motor pinion puller" 15422 on Ebay.

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Mike Mall

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It has to be pressed back on - while supporting the arbor from behind.
Also the hour hand comes off with the dial, then it will fall out the back side, along with the gear it's mounted on.
 

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It has to be pressed back on - while supporting the arbor from behind.
Also the hour hand comes off with the dial, then it will fall out the back side, along with the gear it's mounted on.
Thank you for responding. I will look into the puller. I got it off before you replied, but your hour hand information came in very handy. I thought I had to get it off before I could remove the movement.
 

Mike Mall

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Looks better than the Bergeon one. The thin steel slides in the Bergeon one can break since they are very brittle. They can slide under hands with very little gap though.
For what these cost, it would be an inexpensive experiment to file one thinner.
The LUX I used it on had plenty of room for it.

There is another little puller that sells for under 8 bucks, that has a selection of arbor sizes. Not shown in the pic - is that the crowfoot plate is milled thinner on one side. Sold as "Motor Pinion Gear Puller Remover Tools Set For Rc Helicopter Motor Pinion Parts".




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I have that one, and honestly find very little use for it. It's clumsy and doesn't fit most of what I need it for because of the size and center position. This one is my favorite and my go-to for most pulling jobs. I have reduced the bottom thickness a bit with no issues.
 
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Mike Mall

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I have that one, and honestly find very little use for it. It's clumsy and doesn't fit most of what I need it for because of the size and center position. This one is my favorite and my go-to for most pulling jobs. I have reduced the bottom thickness a bit with no issues.
Yes it is a little clumsy - another here mentioned that he cut the plate in half.
I'll have to put that one on my next order list.
Clocks, and tools, are my addictions.
 

jbigbucks

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Thank you everyone for responding, there is a timesavers location about 20 miles from me so I will be ordering some stuff.
 

jbigbucks

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I have succesfully taken apart and cleaned and oiled the pendulette, it is on my wall running for three days now. Thanks for the assist. I am now working on a Westclox Imperial movement, but it needs a new click spring. I can't find anything on the internet so I was wondering if anyone has fixed this and with what?

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I made one and it is working fine.
 

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