Preparing Titanium for Landing Gear

Today I continued working on the titanium bars for the main gear. I had previously cut about half way through the second gear leg. (Shortening the purchased 36 inch lengths to 34 inches). I purchased some new hacksaw blades. The recommendation for cutting titanium is to cut slowly but use an aggressive cut. I bought some 18 teeth per inch bi-metal blades. This blade worked well and I was able to get the second half of the bar in about 10 minutes. I would estimate about 20 minutes per main gear leg and 10 minutes maximum for the tail wheel.