Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Type of gears can be shaped
Max. pitch diameter, internal
Max. face width
Max. diametral pitch, spur/helical
Max. helix angle
Strokes per minute
Extra gears/type & size, auto. Lube, quick return for loading & unloading, face & rack cutting attach.
*This is one article in a series of How to Buy Metalworking Equipment. Each article showcases and explains a particular type of metalworking machine. They were originally published in the Metalworking Machinery Mailer published by the Tade Publishing Group.