Miter gears are a single type of bevel gears where in fact the two rotational axes intersect. When talking about narrow definition of bevel gears with capability to increase or lower speed, miter gears don’t have that ability due to the pair’s same amount of teeth. Their purpose is limited to the change in transmission path. Because they are a type of bevel gears, the basic characteristic of bevel gears can be found such as presence of gear forms of straight cut, spiral trim and types.

Also, since the shafts can be set to any kind of angle, generally there are miter gears with non-90 degree (non-perpendicular) angle called angular miter gears. Ever-power is capable of making angular miter gears with shaft miter gear china angles in the number of 45 to 120 degrees.

Because a pair of right tooth miter gears has the same quantity of teeth, apart from small differences such as collection screw holes and key methods, the same two gears can mate with each other. However, regarding spiral miter gears, even when the number of teeth will be the same, the twisting directions are different. Therefore, the same equipment cannot be meshed together, and it is required to pair the right and remaining handed pairs.

Bevel gears are classified in various types according to geometry:

Direct bevel gears have conical pitch surface area and teeth are straight and tapering towards apex.