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knotty
07-14-2009, 11:45 AM
Hi there, I'm building a small machine that needs a worm drive and gears (metal), the lenght of gear needed is approx 18" and about the size of a dime is there anywhere I can go in the Los Angeles area to find these gears, I'm also looking for some help! As not a pro myselft, maybe a retired gent (Glendale Area) many thanks.

Falcon67
07-14-2009, 12:00 PM
You might check with Stock Drive Products: http://www.sdp-si.com/

Guido
07-14-2009, 01:10 PM
Pack yourself a lunch and go spend the day.

G

Guido
07-14-2009, 01:19 PM
No better than Apex, but right around the corner from Glendale.

G

knotty
07-14-2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks for reply been to both stores no luck at either!

Carld
07-14-2009, 04:38 PM
Do you mean the worm will be 18" long and the diameter of a dime? If so, what is the size of the driven gear?

Rookie machinist
07-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Have you tried bearings & drives in El Monte, pretty good staff there.

lane
07-14-2009, 06:08 PM
I do not know any thing about Los Angeles.But a place that big would have any thing you could want. Get out the yellow pages and look under Bearing suppliers . And Industrial suppliers for power and transmission equipment. such as Motion Industries ,Applied Technology and such. I live in a small town but we have both bearing supply houses plus a local one that has any thing you could ever want in that line of product. L.A probably has a hundred are more of such places.

knotty
07-14-2009, 07:42 PM
The worm drive is approx 18" and the diameter is a nickle not a dime and any gear that will fit! I need the gears to revolve 3 rpm approx and I'll fit a reduced gear motor (150 rpm approx) directly to the worm.

gregl
07-15-2009, 09:31 PM
There's also C&H Sales in Duarte (they moved from Pasadena). Pricey but lots of stuff.

mwechtal
07-16-2009, 12:56 PM
The worm drive is approx 18" and the diameter is a nickle not a dime and any gear that will fit! I need the gears to revolve 3 rpm approx and I'll fit a reduced gear motor (150 rpm approx) directly to the worm.
Could you use 2 shorter worms mounted on a shaft? It would likely be much cheaper, easier to find, and you'll likely have to use a shaft anyway.