- Jan 4, 2011
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Has anyone tried cutting DP gears using MOD cutters? I need some 48 DP gears and I have .5 MOD cutters. the depth of tooth on 48 DP is .045 and the depth of tooth on .5 MOD cutters is .042. It would seem that a difference of .003 would not be significant on these small gears with a light load and relatively slow speed. I am thinking about using the .5 MOD cutters and cutting to .045 depth. The MOD cutters are pretty inexpensive compared to DP cutters. The alternative is to make a hob which I have done in the past but the cutter makes a cleaner cut than the hob.