# How do i test the diametric pitch of my lathe gears?

pitch is the spin of main apperatus, the gears and lever control the application and release of resistance via an actuator. the best way to develop sensitivity and control is practice. after 10 or 15 runs you should have better grasp Source(s): be a long time,,,Dobiepg is correct
Not sure why you need to know - for normal use of lathe gears, adjectives you need to know is the number of teeth on each one (stamped on them) so that you can set up the correct ratio for thread cutting.
Just to be sure this is what you want, the diametral pitch is defined as the ratio of the number of teeth to the pitch diameter - it's the number of teeth per inch of pitch diameter. Here are three formulas...

P=3.14/p ; p=circular pitch
P=N/D ; N=number of teeth on that gear, D=Pitch diameter
P=n(g+1)/2C ; n= number of teeth in the pinion, g=gear ratio (ratio of number of teeth in two gears), C=center distance between the two gears.

If you obligation definitions, I took these from Machinery's Handbook. It's pricey, but most mechanical engineers will enjoy a copy.
If two meshing gears with centre-to-centre distance C have T1 and T2 teeth, their diametric pitch is (T1 + T2) / 2C.

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