DIY Dividing Head Question
- I've zero experience with dividing heads, but I am excited with
their 40: 60:1 precision leverage and ease for general dividing the
circle; and possibly used for linear ruling too; I imagine.
I've a Dayton 24:1 Gear Reducer.
This has helical gears with negligial backlash that I can tell.
It is small enough to be "Taigable".
From reading I see 60:1; 40:1 are common for dividing head worm gears.
Note also worm gears lock position on the non-"pinion" main gear
axel - i.e.; the main gear angular displacement cannot drive the
"pinion" or "worm" - which is a benefit for machinery set up.
This Dayon gear reducer will drive either axel; i.e., 24:1 or 1:24;
as desired. This could be a problem.
So aside from half to a third the precision of other DH's - is this
a reasonable source on the start of my first DIY dividing head?