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Miter gears are 1 kind of bevel gears where in fact the two rotational axes intersect. When speaking of narrow definition of bevel gears with ability to increase or lower speed, miter gears don’t have that ability because of the pair’s same number of tooth. Their purpose is bound to the switch in transmission path. Because they are a kind of bevel gears, the basic characteristic of bevel gears exist such as presence of gear forms of straight cut, spiral cut and types.

Also, because the shafts could be set to any angle, now there are miter gears with non-90 degree (non-perpendicular) angle called angular miter gears. Ever-power is normally capable of making angular miter gears with shaft angles in the number of 45 to 120 degrees.

Because a pair of straight tooth miter gears has the same quantity of teeth, apart from small miter gear china differences such as collection screw holes and key methods, the same two gears can mate with each other. However, regarding spiral miter gears, even though the number of teeth are the same, the twisting directions will vary. Therefore, the same equipment can’t be meshed together, and it is required to pair the right and left handed pairs.

Bevel gears are classified in different types according to geometry:

Direct bevel gears have conical pitch surface area and teeth are direct and tapering towards apex.