How to Replace the Clock Hands

The hands of clocks revolve in a circle through the mechanism of the clock, if running on battery or spring driven clocks need winding. clock hands must be replaced when they are rust and turn not well due to a face that are not air tight.

Things you need

  • Tapered beak pliers
  • the hands of the clock


  1. Place a wall, cuckoo, or clock face up on a table. Give a grandfather clock or great clock to floor in position model.
  2. Enter the face clasp cover in one hand while keeping the body of the clock with the other hand.Pull toward the front of the clock on the clasp to release. The clasp is usually on the right side of the glass covering a clock dial.
  3. Rotate the glass on the opposite side of the clock of the loop. The glass door is moving on a hinge or hinges generally to the left of the clock face.
  4. Place a pair of pliers to spout on the nut in the center of the clock.Turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen. Pull the straight max and set it aside.
  5. Enter the needle of the minutes near the Center with the thumb and forefinger on each side of the hand. Gently pull the right hand on and off the wood wall clock listed on Phoenixwallclocks.
  6. Remove the hour hand in the same way as the minute hand.
  7. Hold the new hour hand between the thumb and forefinger while now the end of pointer in the other hand. Place the new needle of the hours on the small bolt in the center of the clock.
  8. Place the minute hand on the clock face in the same way that needle hours.
  9. Replace the nut on the center of the hand and tighten in a clockwise sense.
  10. Change the correct time by turning manually minute hand.
  11. Close the door of the clock of glass covering the face. A click is heard when the glass door closes and locks in place.

Tips & warnings

  • Support the advice of the new hands will help put them on the clock without bending them. the hands of the clock slide on and off easily without any force.
  • Reset a clock by turning the needle of the minutes. The hour hand rotates when the hand movements minute by the clock movement.
  • Some styles of clocks also have a second hand, that will be the most outside under the nut hand.Replace the second hand in the same way as the minute and hour hand.
  • Some styles of clocks lack a nut to secure the hands, but only a round ring. Pull the right round ring with pliers with tapered beak to remove for replacement of the hand.
  • Folding of a clock hand will make the hands bind together or bind the hands on the clock face so that they will not move smoothly to mark the time.
  • Measure the old hands on a clock to ensure that the new hands go up and work correctly.