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Do aftermarket Forge parts exist?

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Old 01-09-2017, 12:46:28 PM
High Voltage High Voltage is offline
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Default Re: Do aftermarket Forge parts exist?

An update on my blower. I tried finding someone to sell or make the gear. I don't know if it's because we are in oilfield country or what, but nobody was interested. Small potatoes I suppose. Everyone wants the big buck from the big companies. I got kind of discouraged and put it on the back burner until I had more time to get something done over the internet. Luckily my travels I managed to find a donor unit. Now I just need to take the two to the operating table. Once I get it apart, I plan to take the intact gear and have it duplicated and have a few on the shelf. With any luck I can bring both these blowers back to life and help someone in the future if they have the same issue.

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Old 01-09-2017, 04:00:36 PM
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Default Re: Do aftermarket Forge parts exist?

As mentioned, they almost certainly used that material to reduce gear whine, not pinch pennies.

Since you have a complete gear, it may be possible to take some measurements and have one 3D printed out of plastic. If the loads on the gear aren't too high, there may be a plastic capable of coping. The Edmonton Public Library has a makerspace that should be able to help, if you so choose to try and make a printed plastic gear.
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Default Re: Do aftermarket Forge parts exist?

Take trevj's advice and go to Boston Gear or to a Boston Gear seller, like an industrial bearing house. I doubt that any maker of forge blowers made their own gears when they could buy them ready made in just about any size or shape you can imagine.

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Old 01-13-2017, 10:07:25 AM
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Default Re: Do aftermarket Forge parts exist?

Look on Ebay, there are phenolic gears for sale.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:09:03 PM
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You could us a brass or steel gear if you can find one that fits. I think the fiber gears were used to reduce noise.

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Default Re: Do aftermarket Forge parts exist?

Just find a buddy with a 3-D printer. The plastic should be at least as tough as phenolic. There are even sites on line that address printing gears.
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