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Old 02-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Now this came up in another thread yesterday about a stripped gear . Instaed of hijacking another thread,I am putting it here. Someone said it should be the thickness of two pieces of paper. Not wanting to split hairs but that sounds very vague.. Also how would you get the paper between the gears.. Or is this used as a visual guide to aligning . I do know they will wear extremely fast if space to small and will strip to easily if space to wide. Thanks in advance
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I have always set up smaller gear set ups that way. Larger ones I setup by feel. Just place a piece of printer paper between the gears. Push them together allowing the paper to acordian between them. Tighten down the motor screws and remove the paper by turning the gear set. Hold the pinion if possible and see how much play is in the driven gear.You should feel a very small amount of free play.Good luck B
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