my housing looks great but the gears were rusted from sitting.
So looking for replacements i pulled this gear from another block that was trashed.
it has light scoring/scuffing marks on it but i have no idea what the threshold for reusing this would be
it still feels smooth overall but i can pick up a couple grooves with a fingernail (barely)
would a used gear ever look impeccable without signs of circular use/wear?
the mantra seems to be "if in doubt buy a new one" but i dont want to throw money into the wind either if they always look like this