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How to cut gears

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stioc

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I bought this book based on the reviews but haven't had a chance to look through it yet- too many projects, so little time.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0852429118

I find that gear cutting isn't as complicated as the text books make it sound. I mean sure all those pressure angles etc are important when you're designing gears for specific applications but for us hobbyists in a basic practical sense it's just a matter of using a couple of formulas to find the DP, no of teeth and the OD of the blank etc. to duplicate or make custom gears. I could be completely wrong here but that's the conclusion I came to after I read a bunch of text some time ago.
 

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You are quite correct about basic gear cutting not being a complicated matter. The hardest thing about it is not making indexing errors with the dividing head.
 
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