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September 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm #49202markradeParticipant
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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.September 5, 2014 at 6:09 pm #59246namonllor1953Participant
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The answer is going to depend on whether the teeth are bent parrallel to the arbor or perdendicular to the arbor.September 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm #59247bernie weishaplParticipant
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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.September 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm #59248aruthaParticipant
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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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