Answer to "Clutches"

You can find replacement ones here, a little down the page.

There are no steel ones available as of yet…unfortunately.

I doubt they will release the “steel inserted” clutches due to the fact that they are used to be a mechanical “break” to stop the motors from stripping on the inside.

Personally, I don’t like to use clutches in competitions due to the likelihood of them stripping out, but if the VEX system is used in a classroom or around people who have never played with VEX before, it’s a good idea to use them.

That was my first thought when I read this post, but I think he may be asking for clutches with steel axle hole inserts. He may be striping out the axle holes, not the friction mechanism.

  • Dean

my thoughts exactly, when im running out of metal (not enough to have a collar in between two pieces of metal to stop the axle falling out of the clutch&motor) i attach my axle in a slightly different way (Motor->Clutch->Collar->Axle->Metal, use longer screws and washers) which has stripped the surroundings of about three clutches now

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