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GEARS, where can i buy them? Answered

Does anyone know of a store that sells gears? Preferably in the toronto area. i have attached some photos of what i am looking for. This was attached to a motor with a 3/16" axle. I would like the new one to also have a 3/16" hole to accept the same sized axle. Thanks!

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Zengineer1618
Zengineer1618

11 years ago

If you want to put a hole in the hardened steel gear ,you have to make it soft first. You can soften the gear by heating it until its red hot. Then bury it right away in a pile of sand,and let it cool slowly. After it cools it should drill easily. Depending upon the application you have in mind for the gear, you may not need to harden it again. But if you do want to try , there are metal working sites on the web that describe heat treating of metals.

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luch
luch

Answer 11 years ago

That's great info! If the mold doesn't pan out, I will try this. Thanks for sharing!

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luch
luch

Answer 11 years ago

Great Instructable! thanks for sharing this link. I think this will do the trick!

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vince 09
vince 09

11 years ago

have you tried like a hobby shop, you know RC car gears. would that work?

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luch
luch

Answer 11 years ago

Thanks! I will give this a try.