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Old 09-19-19, 10:45 PM
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If the axle is solid, the proper tool to turn it down is a lathe. But you end up with a sharp inside corner which is a stress riser. So you could end up with a pretty weak axle.

What holds the axle to the frame? If you need threading then much better to both turn it down and cut threads with a lathe.
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