Best Way To Cut The Nubs Off Gears

I need to cut the nubs off of some gears, I tried to dremmel them off but that warped the plastic. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks in advance.

I’ve always just used a hacksaw, a small one might even be better than a normal big one. Just make sure you do slow, long strokes, and it should cut through really easily. Then you can use a file to smooth it.

I haven’t tried it, but a sharp knife might even work, but probably not as well as a saw.

In my experience a hacksaw that is small works the best but not a dermal because that melted the plastic.:eek:

This is very bad for the wheel, but I usually just go to my bench grinder and run it against the gear for about 5 seconds, grinds it smooth in no time. Gums up the stone a little, but it’s a lazy mans approach :slight_smile:

I like the way you think.

“give the toughest job to the laziest person and they will find the easiest way to get it done.” :slight_smile:

We use the Dremel and go back-and-forth slowly cutting the nubs away. It turns out quite nice :slight_smile: Bench grinders work well, but I prefer the Dremel.