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Where can I have my axles cut and re-notched for spiral clips? 

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you are a 1000-Miles away from most of us  LOL

RBP might do them

we do them in the lathe,  see if a local machine shop will cut them or you can send it to us,

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Just find a local machinist 

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Axles are only surface hardened, as Alper said any one  with standard Lathe can cut them and regroove them.

however, you can cut them with a Chop saw and cut the groove back in with a handheld cutoff wheel just have someone turn the axle and you will make the groove straight, I have done lots of them at Glamis that way, then take a 40 grit flap wheel and slightly debur the cut off end.  

Really takes maybe 5 minutes to do two

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X2 for the grinder and cut off wheel, 1/8 or 1/16 blades are available at Depot and the 5" blades fit perfectly of the 4.5" grinder and make for a straighter cut. most important thing is that you get the groove for the snap  ring the same distance from the end as it was originally.  lways work alone so I usually I put the axle on a couple 2x4s on the ground and rotate the axle with my foot slowly while cutting the groove nice and straight. You can do it baby!

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 Chop saw works fine to cut them. If use a grinder/cutoff wheel the standard spiral clip will not be tight. I've doubled them up on some axles.

Or ship them to Kartek, they cut and re-groove  them in house. 

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7 minutes ago, L.R.S. said:

 Chop saw works fine to cut them. If use a grinder/cutoff wheel the standard spiral clip will not be tight. I've doubled them up on some axles.

Or ship them to Kartek, they cut and re-groove  them in house. 

LRS - True on the cutoff wheel - you should use a 3" wheel nit a 4.5" which is wider, the 3" harbor freight are very narrow, you almost need to open them up with a second to get snap ring to seat

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I used a chop saw and sat down with a tape line and a cut off wheel on a dremel tool for the groove👍🏻 Worked great and free to me.

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Never thought of the cut off wheel. Thanks again

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I’m too scared to F things up. Kartek is doing mine tomorrow. 

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3 hours ago, fullthrottleguy said:

Axles are only surface hardened, as Alper said any one  with standard Lathe can cut them and regroove them.

however, you can cut them with a Chop saw and cut the groove back in with a handheld cutoff wheel just have someone turn the axle and you will make the groove straight, I have done lots of them at Glamis that way, then take a 40 grit flap wheel and slightly debur the cut off end.  

Really takes maybe 5 minutes to do two

great advice.

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 Hey guys, do I need to use the spring clip? Can’t I just use a big snap ring after I regroove it? 

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