Originally Posted by peterwrightman
Those "Old Gear Hobbers" can make AGMA 12 gears and pulley stock without batting an eye lash.
If you want to make gear sets with a CNC be prepared to pay more than $500,000.00. That is just the machine. Solid Carbide Hobs depending on diametrical pitch, pressure angle, and number of teeth it can make run $400 to even $1,000 each. I used to work at Thomson Micron in Bohemia NY years ago.
If you want to make gears your going to have to spend big bucks. Like in the Millions of dollars range.
Going with the "Old Hobbers and Shapers" will save you big when first starting out on your own. I too like Rock Crawlers. The Hobs remain in the same price range too. As a note Gleason Works makes the best CNC Hobber on the Market Today and Forever. China can't take that away from us
Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to crush your dreams. If anything I'd rather ask you for a job making parts for R/C. The best work is the work that is FUN!!!!
BTW; I have Swiss Screw Machine, Milling, and Turning experience as well