The Guarder Steel gear set is a high quality upgrade from one of the most well known and respected Airsoft upgrade companies in the world. The gears in the gearbox are a key component to the operation of the AEG, they are constantly moving and undergo a lot of stress while in use. Guarder has been making upgrade parts, basically, since the inception of the gearbox into airsoft guns. Few companies have the experience and expertise that goes into Guarder products. Standard Ratio gears are designed to be used with an M130 Spring or less.
Model: Standard Ratio gear set
Gear Ratio: 18.72:1
Actual gears may differ from those pictured.
2010-02-10 13:29:01 W. PARSONS Product Information:
Nice gears. I liked these so much in my gun that I decided I would get a set of infinite torque guarder gears. You have to know how to shim and shim WELL for these to even make an impact. Also, make sure your motor is installed correctly or these gears will mess up your pinion gear. Once you wear them in, they last forever. The sector gear is a bit wide with the guarder bushings in the FTK, so get some JBU ones and you should be able to shim them well.
They hold up to an m140 in my gun and that gets 500 fps with a polycarb piston and several thousand shots. with an m120, there is no wear due to normal use (although I did shim them wrong so there is like a spirograph on the top of the spur gear). They didn't mesh correctly with the G&G reinforced upgraded piston, go with a guarder polycarb.
Amazing gears and I will buy a new set if these ever break.
Quiet when shimmed right
thick axles, use some sandpaper so they fit in bushings.
don't mesh with some pistons
thick sector gear
tough to shim with the sector gear
2009-09-29 10:17:33 J. LEE Product Information:
This gear set is the standard gear set. It is coated black, which brings me some concern about wear actually as I do not want little black dust in the grease and the gear teeth causing more wear than we already need. The coating comes off very quickly.
Stronger than the stock gears on the TM. That's all there is to it and that's all you need from these gears. If you have upgraded springs and piston with a 9.6V, you will EVENTUALLY (not immediately) want these gears for piece of mind.
If you are on a tight budget though, this is probably something you should put off for later. People make it seem like TM stock gears are made of aluminum foil, and I assure you they are not. I have a 10.8V battery with a PDI 150% in my TM and the stock gears have held up. Of course they're gonna wear out faster so I got these.
If everything engages correctly and there are no user errors in modification, stock gears are just fine, and these are fine even more so.
I agree with A. IATROPOULOS when it comes to the strength of these pistons. They will hold up very well when installed correctly, but if something goes wrong these gears can't hold. However, I cannot blame these guys for breaking against user and manufacturer error, EVEN if they should hold.
I've had my Supercore piston metal part just break in half. The metal tab got stuck into the gear. It bent the axle of the sector gear and ripped the teeth off of my spur gear. THANKFULLY my bevel gear was ok. Which is actually saying something about the strength of these gears even though two got broken. The sector gear teeth were actually ok! Even though they failed, it was actually user error on my part due to the supercore piston being incorrectly swiss cheesed and short-teethed.
Yes they cannot stand up to catastrophic problems, they will not survive, but that is expected for a gear set....
2008-03-13 13:36:59 J. BROOKS i dont own these gears so sorry this isnt a review but goddamn is M. SHAKLALACUS a retard or somethin?! if you wanna crap your pant laughing read his erview of these gears you wont regret it. idiot.