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Ativa dx200d Shedder Plastic gear

I read your reply on others and thought to ask what you thought about replacing the only plastic gear in the unit. Have a metal gear made? I see that they are no longer around. thoughts?

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  • Blackbeerd Jul 17, 2008

    I, too, have an Ativa DX200D shredder and the plastic gear has stripped.

  • Pugs4me Nov 03, 2008

    where can you find this replacement gear


  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Also have a gear missing teeth. anyone know where to get one?

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Drill 3 or 4 holes along the path of where each gear tooth is missing. The holes should be sized to about 75% of the width of the tooth at its base. Drive appropriate sized screws into the holes. Clip off the tops of the screws to match the original tooth height. File the sides of the screws at an angle to match the original tooth sides. You are essentially replacing the missing gear tooth with three or four screws filed to match the tooth profile.

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