I would use carbide as the welds tend to be very hard. Before milling I 
would use a very coarse grit wheel on my angle grinder to grind as much 
weld off as possible. The welded place is most likely warped from the 
welding so watch for that when you try an mill.

JT

On 10/15/2016 9:57 PM, hubert wrote:
> I am wanting to cut down a 1000lb rated gantry crane to a size that will
> fit my Shop.  This crane is made from 2" rectangular tubing.  I will do
> the initial cutting with a Harbor Freight band saw, but I can't count on
> it giving true 90 degree cuts.  My thoughts are to true the cut surface
> with my mill.  I will also be cutting off the flange that will be welded
> back on the tubing.  My thoughts were to use the mill true the surface
> of the flange.
>      My questions are related to the welds that I am trimming off. Will
> they cause problems for the mill?  Is it better to use High steel or
> carbide?
>
> Thanks
> Hubert
>
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