Gears are used in the crafting of various desirable (building) supplies involved in base defense, such as traps, gates, and first and foremost armored & garage doors, which are significantly stronger than sheet metal doors. These are hard to come by in large quantities and are one of the more sought after items in the game.

  1. Loot
  2. Shopping
  3. Craft
  4. Blueprint
  5. Recycled from
  6. Recycle
  7. Ingredient for
  8. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Sunken Chest - 2 14 %
Crate - 2 14 %
Barrel - 2 1 %
Supply Drop - 5 8 %
Oil Rig Scientist - 2 5 %
Location Order
Outpost Vending Machine: «Components» Scrap×125>Gears
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Gears Blueprint Gears Blueprint Metal Fragments×25Scrap×100 1 sec Work Bench Level 3III
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table GearsScrap×125>Gears Blueprint 125
Item Category Amount Chance
Armored Double Door Armored Double Door Construction 3 100 %
Armored Door Armored Door Construction 3 100 %
Ladder Hatch Ladder Hatch Construction 2 100 %
Triangle Ladder Hatch Triangle Ladder Hatch Construction 2 100 %
High External Stone Gate High External Stone Gate Construction 3 100 %
High External Wooden Gate High External Wooden Gate Construction 1 100 %
Garage Door Garage Door Construction 1 100 %
Snap Trap Snap Trap Traps 1 50 %
Elevator Elevator Electrical 1 50 %
Modular Car Lift Modular Car Lift Electrical 1 50 %
Pressure Pad Pressure Pad Electrical 1 50 %
Small Generator Small Generator Electrical 1 100 %
Test Generator Test Generator Electrical 2 100 %
Water Pump Water Pump Electrical 1 50 %
Reactive Target Reactive Target Electrical 1 50 %
Shotgun Trap Shotgun Trap Traps 1 100 %
Vending Machine Vending Machine Items 2 100 %
Wind Turbine Wind Turbine Electrical 2 100 %
Chippy Arcade Game Chippy Arcade Game Items 1 100 %
Instant Camera Instant Camera Tool 1 50 %
Flame Turret Flame Turret Traps 1 50 %
Binoculars Binoculars Tool 1 50 %
Chainsaw Chainsaw Tool 1 100 %
M249 M249 Weapon 3 100 %
Recycler Yield
Recycler Gears>Scrap×10Metal Fragments×13
Item Ingredients Category For 1 pc.
Armored Double Door Armored Double Door High Quality Metal×25Gears×5 Construction 5
Armored Door Armored Door High Quality Metal×20Gears×5 Construction 5
Ladder Hatch Ladder Hatch Wooden LadderMetal Fragments×300Gears×3 Construction 3
Triangle Ladder Hatch Triangle Ladder Hatch Wooden LadderMetal Fragments×300Gears×3 Construction 3
High External Stone Gate High External Stone Gate Stones×3,000Gears×5 Construction 5
High External Wooden Gate High External Wooden Gate Wood×3,000Gears×2 Construction 2
Garage Door Garage Door Metal Fragments×300Gears×2 Construction 2
Snap Trap Snap Trap Metal Fragments×50Gears Traps 1
Elevator Elevator High Quality Metal×3Metal Fragments×200Gears Electrical 1
Modular Car Lift Modular Car Lift Metal Fragments×200High Quality Metal×5Gears Electrical 1
Pressure Pad Pressure Pad Wood×150Metal SpringGears Electrical 1
Small Generator Small Generator High Quality Metal×5Gears×2 Electrical 2
Water Pump Water Pump Wood×250Metal Fragments×200Gears Electrical 1
Reactive Target Reactive Target Wood×100Metal Fragments×150Gears Electrical 1
Shotgun Trap Shotgun Trap Wood×500Metal Fragments×250Gears×2Rope2 ft Traps 2
Vending Machine Vending Machine High Quality Metal×20Gears×3 Items 3
Wind Turbine Wind Turbine Wood×500High Quality Metal×10Gears×3Sheet Metal×3 Electrical 3
Chippy Arcade Game Chippy Arcade Game High Quality Metal×10Gears×2 Items 2
Instant Camera Instant Camera GearsMetal Fragments×75 Tool 1
Flame Turret Flame Turret Metal Fragments×200Empty Propane Tank×2Gears Traps 1
Binoculars Binoculars Metal Fragments×40Gears Tool 1
Chainsaw Chainsaw High Quality Metal×5Gears×2Metal Blade×6 Tool 2

William T Sherman[contributor] 422 pts. 6 months ago*

To add to /dev/null's excellent tip above, do NOT buy Gears from Outpost either. Currently they are 125 Scrap EACH, making /dev/null's tip to buy Modular Car Lifts so much more of a bargain. By buying the Modular Car Lifts at Bandit Camp and recycling them there, you get two Gears for just 50 Scrap more, plus Five High Quality and Five hundred metal fragments.
Edit: FP have changed things around, Chainsaws are now the best way of buying Gears, you will get High Quality Metal ×3, Gears ×1, and Metal Blade ×3, for 125 Scrap.

/dev/null[contributor] 231 pts. 6 months ago

If you're thinking about crafting gears: don't.
It's cheaper to buy a Modular Car Lift from the bandit camp (175 scap) and recycle it (500 metal + 5 high quality metal + 2 gears).

FarCry15_w00t 27 pts. month ago

elevator and car lift now give 50% chance to get one gear. they really don't want you getting one cheaper than 100 scrap. if you really need them recycle extra gates, armored doors, and hatches, or else run roads.
Identifier 479143914
Stack Size ×20
Despawn time 40 min