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      Hi Guys,
      I need some feed back: what is the simplest way to straighten teeth on a escapement wheel. I feel this is the problem with my ansonia movement.
      Mark R.


        The answer is going to depend on whether the teeth are bent parrallel to the arbor or perdendicular to the arbor.

        bernie weishapl

          I got a pair of flat nose pliers that I grip the tooth as deep as I can and apply light pressure pulling outward at the same time. Once I have the teeth straight I put it on my lathe to make sure they are all the same length. If not I top the wheel. The other thing is for about $210 you can buy a webster Escape Wheel Tooth Straightener. I opted for the flat nose pliers. Either way the teeth are bent a flat nose will take care of it.


            Bob shows how to do this in his video with smooth jawed pliers. I had to draw a tooth out recently as it was short. I wrote a quick explanation in the “Hints and Tips section.

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