In this paper, a method is presented for the determination of the differences between the worm gear tooth surface processed by an oversized hob of finite number of teeth or by a flying tool, and the theoretically required gear tooth surface. The influence of hob oversize and machine tool settings on tooth contact pressure and transmission errors is determined. The full geometry and kinematics of gear tooth processing by an oversized hob or by a flying tool is included. The theoretical background is implemented by a computer program. By using this program, the influence of relevant design parameters of the worm gear set and the hob and of machine tool settings on processed gear tooth errors and on loaded tooth contact of the worm gear pair is investigated and discussed.