Power Applications
So, the most obvious and well-known purpose for power is to power Screw Pumps for a small variety of uses. Aside from the mathematical tinkering, is there any other use for power? Are there any other planned functions or structures that will use power? --Nekojin 23:08, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
You can use it to run millstones, which are a more efficient way of processing millable plants that a Quern. Other than that and pumping, there's nothing else power does right now.--Bilkinson 10:42, 3 September 2008 (EDT)
 Gears & Axles
Alright, just to clear something up real quick: what is the key difference between gears and axles? They both seem responsible for transferring power to mechanics but gears consume 5 power units whilst axles use only 1; wouldn't it follow that I only used axles to route all my power, then? I'm guessing not since gears need to be the part that actually connects to the end mechanism, but from what I've read, that's not true. Maybe you can't have two axles transferring power without gears inbetween them? Bronzebeard 01:47, 1 May 2010
- You can butt axles against one another without an intervening gear, but end-to-end only. Gears transmit power in all cardinal directions, so can be used to connect axles that go in different directions, to combine multiple power sources into one axle, and to split power out to multiple consumers. Also, gears can have a lever attached that will stop power transmission.
—0x517A5D 10:44, 1 May 2010 (UTC)