Quick question

Do 24T worm gears work as normal spur gears and mesh together two holes apart?
I’ve never seen it done, and it would be very useful for something I’m working on.
I don’t have access to parts to test right now.

I’ve never used them, but their teeth are angled so they will only mesh with the worm gear or each other. So, if you wanted to you could use them geared to each other x holes apart. Just make sure one is upside down so the slants match

I know that they’re slanted, that’s why I was asking whether they would mesh with each other.
Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

So do they?

They will only mesh with each other, not other gears.

Sorry, let me rephrase that.
I know that they will only mesh with each other or the worm wheel because of their slant, but will they fit together and act like normal gears at two holes apart, or are they the wrong size for that.
I’m wondering, because no other gears mesh together at that spacing with a 1:1 ratio, and it would be helpful with something I’m working on.

Oh, I have not idea on that one. Sorry, I don’t know their dimensions.

No, they don’t. The gears mesh with each other at an angle.

Not if you flip one upside down.

Wow, I must be asking my question terribly.
I’d like to ask you to reread my question.

I read your question correctly. Two of the 24 tooth gears do not interface with each other.

Ok thanks

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So what are you asking for?
The only really gears they can connect to is itself. And that is the only gear that is slanted, and also they are one hole apart. Here’s a Visual:
Gear Axel|Empty Hole|Gear Axel

I have seen these applied to linear rack gears before. This guy in 2011. 36 tooth needs too much torque, 12 tooth is too slow. This worked.

The problem becomes the spacing. You have to be on the off hole to get them to fit. And I think a washer or two on the linear slide may have helped too. So not sure how it meshes with other gears like the 36, 60, or 84 tooth sizes. But you can play with it.

These don’t mesh if you turn them over. Say each one has teeth that are 5 degrees off vertical. If you turn it over 180, they still are 5 degrees off the vertical in the same direction. Try it out yourself if you don’t believe me. If you don’t have gears, try it with your hands: tilt one five degrees to one direction, then turn it another 180 degrees.

I’ve used them connected together before. They add a lot of friction when they are together and have a tendency to skip, even when properly supported.