Oh stick it. Ash is a bunch of creeps and every single goddamned "cutter" in their effing catalog won't help even a tiny little bit for this problem.
If you knew doodly-squat you'd just keep your mouth shut on this particular project.
EG: When I wrote post #17, not much had been...
THE SOURCE for gear cutters and information is: ASH GEAR and SUPPLY in Southfield Michigan.
I am looking at single bevel gear cutters on pages D-6 and D-7 of their catalog no 91
When I needed advice about a cutter for a 16/32 DP 30* PA stub spline cutter , I had a very helpful
"Square key connection"??....That square key in the electric motor shaft will not stand up to any amount of frequent reversing load ;
unless it is clamped down very firmly in the keyway by set screws or other means.
Keep the pilot bearing !!! ..... or that single row ball bearing next to the...
Skid loader is a lousy fork lift !
We have cranes, loaders, fork lifts, and a ( Swinger) hydraulic articulating loader
sized and powered like a typical skid loader.
I wouldn't trade it for all the skid loaders in North Dakota ! !
The 16ga stainless will probably work allright for you.
Light guage stainless has some cold worked springiness that should work.
It will have a little less fatigue life, but will tolerate welding (if needed) better than spring tempered carbon steel.
Look up " Timken 07000 series"
07097 has 25mm bore
07100 has 1.0000" bore
07099 has .9950" bore
There are over 30 part numbers in 07000 series.
Any cone in the series will work with any cup in the series.
"Tight tolerance sheets" precision ground 63rms
flat , square,parallel 8896k4
Not mirror finish, but much closer starting than HR .013cupped.
Sorry, I don't do links, reading from paper catalog page (official geezer status)
We have done that same repair a couple of times.
Bored the taper out of the damaged hole.
Made a steel bushing : cylindrical O.D.; tapered bore; split down one side.
Advised customer to re-tighten the draw-in bolt occasionally.
Are your weld zones long stretches of shaft or short zones?
If short. I think the cold wire tig is the right thing.
We regularly do build up and re-machine on slender stainless agitator
shafts from 7/8" to 1.50" dia.... short seal zones and bearing journels.