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Does this gear exist

  1. Mar 10, 2010 #1
    is there such thing as a gear that when laid horizontally has teeth that point up intead of out or in?
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2010 #2

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    Yup, although not commonly used as conical gears do their job better.
     
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  5. Mar 10, 2010 #4
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  6. Mar 11, 2010 #5
    They would probably have to be custom manufactured. Can you not use another type, like bevel gears or ring & pinion?
     
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