# Stepper motor worth anything?

#### M260171

Joined Mar 16, 2013
1
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...
http://www.eminebea.com/en/product/rotary/steppingmotor/hybrid/standard/

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?

Tks

#### GetDeviceInfo

Joined Jun 7, 2009
1,729
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...
http://www.eminebea.com/en/product/rotary/steppingmotor/hybrid/standard/

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?

Tks
they are worth a lot to young aspiring hobbists/inventors. Make a contribution to the cause.

#### bance

Joined Aug 11, 2012
315
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.

#### THE_RB

Joined Feb 11, 2008
5,438
Motors in that (small) size are pretty cheap new.

Pololu and other hobby robot suppliers have small steppers pretty cheap;
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/87

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