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How can I turn rotational motion 90 degrees? Answered

I want to connect a horizontal, spinning shaft to a vertical shaft so that the first shaft will spin the second. Does anyone have any suggestions other than a gearbox or pulley/belt arrangement?

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samtim_35815 (author)2013-02-08

for this u hav to hav concept of gears so follow the pictyres

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karnuvap (author)2009-06-30

You can buy these 90 degree convertors as accessories for electric screwdrivers or electric drills such as this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Malco-HCAD-Degree-Accessory-4-Inch/dp/B000E24230

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lemonie (author)2009-06-30

Hi, it's depends upon how much power you want to transmit, but a simple friction drive like this might work for you? L

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kelseymh (author)2009-06-29

A gearbox _is_ the way to do that. Two conical gears. Unless you are a master machinist, buy an appropriate sealed box. If you try to use a universal joint, the inertia involved is likely to burn out your motor.

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scafool (author)2009-06-29

you might be able to do it by connecting them with a flexible shaft (cable) or some plastic tubing like fuel line if the loads are not too heavy.

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