Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Model 17 Gear Close-Ups

Here are some comparisons of a Model 17 replacement gear (green) and an original part (that funky burnt peanut butter color)

Note : You can click on any picture to see an enlarged view

This view is of the 'front' side. The cutter shaft of your sharpener goes into this end of the gear.

This view shows the back side of the gear side-by-side. Note that the replacement is simplified, there are no pegs as on the original, and the back is solid, does not have the cutaway that the forms an edge and hub.

These are made to press fit does not require a clip to secure the gear to the shaft.

The thickness of the replacement gear (edge of front collar to back surface) is an approximate match to the thickness of an original part's (edge of front collar to edge of hub and gear on the back). Pictures are not zoomed to the same size (note to self use a tripod) but the caliper is the same setting on both pictures.


  1. I need the gear for model 17. Anyone have one?

  2. I have a some Model 17 replacement gears available now they are listed on eBay. The current listing for this part is auction number 130471937501

  3. I NEED a some Model 17 replacement gear. The eBay auction number 130471937501 is over.
    Do you have more?
    Thank you

  4. I need the Model 17 replacement gear also. Can I order one? rgregory76@gmail.com

    Thank you

  5. Can I order a model 17 replacement gear?

  6. Castaway,
    I am having a little difficulty intalling the gear. I've got the end that goes into the cutter shaft. However, isn't the large gear supposed to fit under the small metal gear and be turned by it?

    1. Castaway,
      SUCCESS! With a little help from my office mates, I was able to install the new large gear in two Model 17 electric pencil sharpeners! One of my office mates figured out that you have to remove the sharpener shaft in order to be able to put the large gear in. Both work great now! THANKS.

  7. I need a model 41 electric sharpener gear. Are there any out there or can you use a model 17 gear on it?