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Is it possible to have a smaller shaft on Nema 17?


#1

Hello,
The question is in the title, I was just wondering if it was possible to hae a smaller shaft on my nema 17 (I have this one : https://www.pololu.com/product/2267/specs), because 24 mm is a way too long, I would need it half of this, I was thinking maybe I could cut it, but I Don’t know if there is a risk for the motor.
Thank you for your advice.


#2

Hello.

You might be able to cut down the output shaft using a hack saw if you are careful, but we have not tried doing so. I recommend avoiding power tools like a Dremel since the heat might build up too fast and damage the armature.

-Derrill