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Old 05-05-2012, 12:15 PM
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12 Tooth Pinions Question

Hey guys,

I wasn't sure where to put this...

Anyways I have a question about the 12 tooth Pinion gears, Specifically the HS ones.

What kind of metal are they? Is the metal hardened in anyway?

Reason I ask is I am trying to machine them for a project. And I kinda exploded one...

I have a few other things to try to machine it.


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Old 05-05-2012, 12:18 PM
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Re: 12 Tooth Pinions Question

From the product page:
The 12-tooth High Strength Gear is molded out of powdered metal. The 36-tooth and 60-tooth Gears have powdered metal inserts.

It's probably sintered zinc, but if it's ferromagnetic that would make it iron.

The surface looks like this which I think is iron, although I can't tell for sure from the page.
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