Desktop gear cutting?


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Posted by Mark Anderson on May 11, 2006 at 16:12:04:

I was wondering if anyone here has experience cutting small brass/steel spur gears using a desktop "mini-mill" with an indexer.

If so, any recommendations on what mill to buy?

I'm merely a hobbyist, but am having some difficulty finding the gears I need at prices I can reasonably afford (since I only require 2-3 of any particular gear, but a fairly wide array of gears, ordering from industrial suppliers gets pricey).

Um, I should point out that the math involved in gear cutting doesn't alarm me. I'm not worried about the difficulty of cutting gears, but rather the "value" inherent in any particular machine.


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