The VEX Robotics US office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 31st.


Orders placed after 3 P.M. Friday, May 27th will ship on the following Tuesday.

You're currently on:

Gear Kit - (276-2169)

 Gear Kit - (276-2169)
  • Gear Kit - 12T Gears
  • Gear Kit - 36T Gears
  • Gear Kit - 60T Gears
  • Gear Kit - 84T Gears
  • Advanced Gear Kit - (276-2184)
  • Advanced Gear Kit - Worm Gear
  • Advanced Gear Kit - Worm Wheel
  • Advanced Gear Kit - Differential Frame
  • Advanced Gear Kit Screws
  • Rack Gear - (276-1957)
  • Rack Gear V2 - (276-4782)
  • High Strength 84 Tooth Gear - (276-3438)
  • High Strength 84-Tooth Gear with High Strength Shaft (not included) - (276-3438)
  • High Strength 84-Tooth Gear with Square Gear Insert and Drive Shaft (shaft not included) - (276-3438)
  • High Strength 84-Tooth Gear with Free Spinning Insert and Drive Shaft (shaft not included) - (276-3438)
  • Metal 12-Tooth Pinion - (276-2251)
  • High Strength Gear Kit - (276-2250)
  • 60T High Strength Gears (round hole inserts)
  • 36T High Strength Gears (276-5034)
  • 60T High Strength Gears (276-5035)

Gears

Gears are one of the primary sources of power transmission in VEX EDR. We offer a variety of both normal and high strength gears, that come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. Start with a simple project like building a gear reduction, and work your way up towards building more complex mechanism such as a differential for a drivetrain.

More information on gears and power transmission can be found in the VEX EDR Curriculum.

Standard Gears
Product Name P/N: Availability Price Qty
Gear Kit 276-2169
In Stock
$12.99
High Strength Gears
Product Name P/N: Availability Price Qty
Metal 12-Tooth Pinion (12-pack) 276-2251
In Stock
$19.99
High Strength 36-Tooth Gear (8-pack) 276-5034
In Stock
$12.99
High Strength 60-Tooth Gear (8-pack) 276-5035
In Stock
$14.99
High Strength 84-Tooth Gear (4-Pack) 276-3438
In Stock
$12.99
High Strength Gear Kit 276-2250
In Stock
$19.99
Other
Product Name P/N: Availability Price Qty
Rack Gear (16-pack) 276-1957
Discontinued - Available while supplies last
$19.99
Rack Gear v2 (16-pack) 276-4782
In Stock
$19.99
Advanced Gear Kit 276-2184
In Stock
$19.99
Add Items to Cart

Gears

This Gear Kit contains additional gears so you will always have the right combination available to ensure you can achieve the desired balance of torque, speed, and direction.


To expand your inventing possibilities, the 60- and 84-tooth gears have extra mounting holes. These mounting holes can be used for attaching metal bars or parts to these gears when using them as part of a turntable system, or other similar designs.


This kit contains four sizes of VEX Spur Gears (12-, 36-, 60-, and 84-tooth gears). The 60- and 84-tooth gears have extra mounting holes for attaching metal bars or parts to these gears when using them as part of a turntable system or similar design.

  • Create robot transmissions, gearboxes, and gear reductions.
  • Vary the speed or torque of robot motion systems.
  • Increase design possibilities for your robots.

Build mechanisms capable of achieving higher torque or speed than ever before with High Strength Gears - lift heavier loads and survive bigger impacts with the additional gear ratio options provided by the largest high strength gear available.


  • Works with the VEX High Strength Gear Kit or any VEX spur gear
  • Double-thick face width and ribbing provide added strength
  • Metal Square Hole Inserts prevent axles from "stripping"
  • Build gearboxes that resist high shock-loads
  • Bolt gears together for added strength


Now modified for 1/4" shaft, also includes inserts for .125" shaft. These metal 12-tooth spur gears are great for applications under high shock load or requiring high strength. Look for this update to begin rolling out in the next few months!

  • Double-thick face.
  • All metal gear for high strength.
  • Mates with standard VEX gears.



This High Strength Gear Kit provides several new gears with features to handle higher loads. Each of these gears has a wider face width; this means each tooth is wider so applied loads will be spread over a larger area.


The 12-tooth High Strength Gear is molded out of powdered metal. The 36-tooth and 60-tooth Gears have powdered metal inserts. These metallic components will protect the gear from high loads applied by a VEX axle.


  • High strength gears mate with all VEX spur gears.
  • Double-thick face width provides added tooth strength.
  • Metal Square Hole Inserts prevent axles from "stripping".
  • Use metal pinions for high strength where it counts.
  • Use the round-hole inserts to build free spinning idler gears.
  • Build gearboxes that resist high shock-loads.
  • Bolt Gears together for added strength.

Rack Gears can be used to turn rotary motion into linear motion.


  • Use any VEX spur gear as a pinion to drive these rack gears.
  • Stack multiple rack gears back to back for longer motions.
  • Combine these with a VEX linear slide and Rack Gear Bracket (sold separately) to create a simple linear actuator.
  • Each Rack Gear includes (3) 6-32 threaded inserts on their back face. Mount these similar to VEX motors or servos with 6-32 screws.
  • Discontinued. Available while supplies last



Now with a new design! The Rack Gear v2 is wider and thereby more compatible with VEX High Strength gears. v2 has also eliminated the brass inserts from the original design, and replaced them with molded-in nut pockets. Now you can use 8-32 screws!

This Advanced Gear Kit contains several gear types designed to help you build advanced mechanical systems.


The rack gear will mount on any VEX metal component and mesh with any VEX gear to create linear motion systems.


The worm gears allow users to create very high reduction gearing in a small package; these gears will also resist "back driving" which may be useful in some applications.


The kit comes with several bevel gears which allow designers to transfer motion "around corners"; you can change the axis of motion by 90 degrees. These bevel gears can also be used with the differential frame to build a differential. This can be utilized to create more efficient "car style" drivetrains.

  • Create Linear Motion with the Rack Gears.
  • Transfer Motion 90 degrees with Bevel Gears.
  • Add a Differential to your Drivetrain.
  • Get a high-reduction with the Worm Gears.
  • Increase design possibilities for your robots.

Technical Specifications

Gear Kit (276-2169)

  • (4)12-tooth gears
  • (4)36-tooth gears
  • (4)60-tooth gears
  • (2)84-tooth gears

Metal 12-Tooth Pinion (276-2251)

  • (12)High Strength 12-tooth Gear (0.58 inch diameter)

High Strength 36 Tooth Gear Pack (276-5034)

  • (8)High Strength 36-tooth Gear
  • (16)Square Gear Insert
  • (16)Free Spinning Insert

High Strength 60 Tooth Gear Pack (276-5035)

  • (8)High Strength 60-tooth Gear
  • (16)Square Gear Insert
  • (16)Free Spinning Insert

High Strength 84 Tooth Gear Pack (276-3438)

  • (4)High Strength 84-tooth Gear
  • (8)Square Gear Insert
  • (8)Free Spinning Insert

High Strength Gear Kit (276-2250)

  • (4)High Strength 12-tooth Gear (0.58 inch diameter)
  • (4)High Strength 36-tooth Gear (1.58 inch diameter)
  • (4)High Strength 60-tooth Gear (2.58 inch diameter)
  • (16)High Strength Square Gear Insert
  • (16)Free Spinning Gear Insert

Rack Gear (276-1957)

  • (16)19-tooth Rack Gear

Rack Gear v2 (276-4872)

  • (16)19-tooth Rack Gear v2

Advanced Gear Kit (276-2184)

  • (8)19-tooth rack gear
  • (2)12-tooth pinion gear
  • (4)Worm gears
  • (4)Worm wheel
  • (1)Differential frame
  • (7)24-tooth bevel gear
  • (16)6-32 x 1/4 inch Button Head Screws

Gear Kit


Metal 12-Tooth Pinion


High Strength Gears


Rack Gear


Advanced Gear Kit


Gear Kit

  • High Strength Gear Kit
  • Metal 12-Tooth Pinions

Metal 12-Tooth Pinion

  • High strength gears mate with all VEX spur gears
  • All VEX EDR shafts (0.25" and 0.125")

High Strength Gears

  • High strength gears mate with all VEX spur gears
  • All VEX EDR shafts (0.25" and 0.125")

Rack Gear

  • Mates with all VEX Spur Gears

Rack Gear v2

  • Mates with all VEX Spur Gears

Advanced Gear Kit

  • Drive Shafts (0.125" square bar)
  • Rack Gears and Differential Frame mate with all VEX Spur Gears
  • Worm Gears only mate with the Worm wheel
  • 24-tooth bevel gear only mate with themselves

Gear Kit

  • Acetal

Metal 12-Tooth Pinion

  • Steel

High Strength Gear Kit

  • 12-tooth Gear, Square Gear Insert: Powdered Metal
  • 36-tooth Gear, 60-tooth Gears, Free Spinning Insert: Acetal

Rack Gear

  • Acetal

Rack Gear v2

  • Acetal

Advanced Gear Kit

  • Acetal

Gear Kit

  • Gear Type: Spur
  • Diametral Pitch: 24
  • Pressure Angle: 20 degrees
  • Face Width: 0.250" (6.35mm)

Metal 12-Tooth Pinion

  • Gear Type: Spur
  • Diametral Pitch: 24
  • Pressure Angle: 20 degrees
  • Face Width: 0.500" (12.7mm)

High Strength Gears

  • Gear Type: Spur
  • Diametral Pitch: 24
  • Pressure Angle: 20 degrees
  • Face Width: 0.500" (12.7mm)

Advanced Gear Kit

  • Diff Frame: Requires (3) 24-tooth bevel gear to make a functional differential
  • Rack Gear: These can be combined continuously to create a rack of 20" (508mm)

Gear Kit

  • Face Width: 0.25" (6.35mm) for all sizes
  • 12-tooth gears: 0.5" (12.7mm) Pitch Diameter
  • 36-tooth gears: 1.5" (38.1mm) Pitch Diameter
  • 60-tooth gears: 2.5" (63.5mm) Pitch Diameter
  • 84-tooth gears: 3.5" (88.9mm) Pitch Diameter

Rack Gear

  • Length: 2.50" (63.5mm)

Advanced Gear Kit

  • Worm Gear: 0.75" (19.1mm) long
  • Rack Gear: 2.50" (63.5mm) long

Gear Kit

  • 12-tooth gear 0.002 lbs (0.907 grams)
  • 36-tooth gear 0.012 lbs (5.44 grams)

Rack Gear

  • 0.020 lbs

All listed weights are actual weights of one item (no packaging)