Stepper motor worth anything?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by M260171, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. M260171

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Hi all

    For work I fix printers and every now and then I replace a whole sub assembly rather than components and the sub assembly gets binned

    I have started to think that the bigger components on them, stepper motors in particular may have a re-sale value

    I have a few of these...

    I looked on ebay but wasnt sure which to compare them to

    1 is Minebea-Matsushita and the others are Servo

    Are they worth taking off for re-sale?

  2. GetDeviceInfo

    Senior Member

    Jun 7, 2009
    they are worth a lot to young aspiring hobbists/inventors. Make a contribution to the cause.
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  3. bance


    Aug 11, 2012
    I'm just starting to build a mini CNC machine, so I've been keeping an eye out for steppers...

    I'd say you could get 5-10 pounds each for them depending on size.

    New motors from china go for 12-45 pounds.

    Servo-motors are much more expensive, again depending on size etc.
  4. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    Motors in that (small) size are pretty cheap new.

    Pololu and other hobby robot suppliers have small steppers pretty cheap;

    Second hand ones would have to be well under $10 I think. I have bought LARGE second hand steppers for $10.