Hubert,

You might want to consider leaving the flange in place and to cut the 
tubing to shorten it/lengthen it.
If you are making it shorter, chances are it will be stronger than needed.
If your bandsaw makes a bad cut, mark the tubing, and grind it square.

Dave

On 10/15/2016 10:57 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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