Gear Legs

I order the Titanium for the gear legs from Titanium Joe. Their website sells titanium by the foot. I ordered two pieces of 1.125 inc diameter 6AL-4V by 36 inches long and one piece of .625 inch diameter 6AL-4V by 24 inches long. All three need to be cut to size. The titanium arrived two days after I ordered it. This weekend I started to work on cutting the pieces to length. I cut the 5/8 diameter titanium using an only manual hacksaw with an old blade. I used a fairly heavy pressure when cutting and kept to slow cuts. This seemed to work the best. Rather than cut with a level saw blade I worked the blade angle to cut at both the front and the back of the cut to keep the area being cut at any one time to a minimum. The pressure on the saw was just enough that the blade would distort during the cut. It took about 15 minutes to cut the 5/8 piece and about 30 minutes to cut through the first 1-1/8 inch piece. I used a new blade for the first 1-1/8 piece.