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Resources: Tools & Machine Tools

Below you will find a lists of some of the best sources for clockmaking tools

  • Cas-Ker Co.
    2550 Civic Center drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45231
    1-800-487-0408 (orders)
    Full line distributer of tools & supplies for jewelers & watchmakers. Large selection of files and other tools needed to make clock movements.
  • Merritt Antiques
    1860 Weavertown Road
    P.O. Box 277
    DouglassVille, PA 19518-0277
    1-800-345-4101 (orders)
    Has movements and parts and tools. Has special catalog of reproduction clocks.  
  • Timesavers
    Box 12700
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260 or
    7745 East Redfield Road, Suite #500
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260-3456
    1-800-552-1520 (orders)
    Email info@
    Movements, many tools, lots of parts

  • Cowells
    Tendring Road
    Little Bentley, Colchester
    Essex CO7 8SH
    Phone/Fax 44 (0) 1206 251792
    British maker of watchmaker's and modelmaker's lathes, milling machines and wheel and pinion cutters. The model 90ME lathe has sufficient attachments to allow a complete clock movement to be built. including gearcutting. This lathe was used by England's John Wilding to build his English Regulator movement.

  • Myford
    New owners and new location about August 2011
    RGD Tools Ltd.
    Grosvenor House
    Caldene Business Park
    Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire HX7 5QJ
    Phone 01422 885069/884605
    British maker of lathes. The ML7 lathe is the favorite of both England's John Wilding and the U.S.' Bill Smith. Myfords are well-known for having a complete line of attachments suitable for modelmaking and clockmaking.

  • Sherline
    U.S. maker of small precision lathes, mills and attachments. The line of attachments is not as great as the British lathes but Bill Smith has developed plans for using the lathes for clockmaking.

  • Small Parts
    13980 NW 58th Court
    P.O. Box 4650
    Miami Lakes, FL 33014-0650
    Small tools, metals, fasteners: "The Hardware Store for Researchers and Developers"

  • Peatol Machine Tools
    19 Knightlow Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8PS, England
    Tel/Fax: 0121-429-1015 (+44-121-429-1015 from outside the UK)
    Mini lathes and Mills equivalent to the Taig. This is the lathe John Wilding used to make the ¾ second Pendulum Electric Clock (1999)

  • Taig Tools USA
    Manufacturer of Lathes, Mills, manual and CNC ready
    12149 E. Nightingale Lane
    Chandler, AZ 85286
    Tel/Fax: 480-895-9648
    Email sales@TaigTools.com
    See also their CNC site Microproto.com

  • Progress Tool Company
    645 South Olive Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    FAX (213) 489-2140
    Email Onlinesales@progresstool.com
    Jewelry Mfg. Tools, Machinery and Supplies

  • P.P. Thornton (Successors), Ltd.
    The Old Bakehouse, Upper Tysoe
    Warwickshire CV35 0TR
    United Kingdom
    Tel 01295 680454
    Fax 01295 680067
    New Owner - Moved to new location August 2011
    The Old Dairy
    Prescote Manor Farm
    Cropredy, Oxon OX17 1PF
    Phone/Fax 01295 758092
    Email Info@ppthornton.com
    Horological cutter makers: wheel and pinion cutters

  • Chronos Engineering Supplies
    95 Unit 14 Dukeminster Estate
    Church St. Dunstable, LU5 4HU
    Engineering & Model engineering Supplies. Once provided only gear cutting division plates for a variety of English lathes including Myford, Cowells, etc.

  • Carter Tools
    Nick Carter's incredible Web site. He is a Taig distributor and has pages and pages of links relating to the use of Taig mills and lathes.

  • Little Machine Shop
    396 W. Washington Blvd. #500
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Email: Info@LittleMachineShop.com
    Supplier of tools and accessories for the bench top machinist. Catalog is over 120 pages.

  • A2Z Corp.
    3955 S. Mariposa St.
    Englewood CO 80110
    Model Airplanes, Authorized Sherline & Taig Dealers. Accessories for the bench top machinist.

  • Victor Machinery Exchange
    56 Bogart Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11206-3817
    Email Sales@Victornet.com
    Machinery & accessories



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