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    Default Cutting PTO Shaft

    Okay what's the best way to cut down a PTO shaft? Making the shaft on my tiller 3-4+ shorter will make it a lot eaiser to hookup.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    King Kutter has illustrated instructions in their Adobe acrobat manual for their rotary cutters. Find it at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.kingkutter.com/>http://www.kingkutter.com/</A>

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    The last one that I had done, I took to a machine shop. They put it on a lathe, cut the yoke off one end, cut the shaft, welded the yoke back on and balanced it. $20. Been a few years ago though.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    If I were to do it I would use a sawzall with a metal cutting blade. Then debur the ends and put it back together.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    I agree with Von,use a sawzall, unless you have access to either a chop saw or a metal cutting band saw (floor model, not portable) as it is easier to get a straight flush cut. You can even use a hacksaw if you don't have access to power tools, but its a lot more work.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    That worked for me too only I used a Makita.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    EdKing,
    I did use a hack saw after I discovered that my son had used all the blades for the Makita recip saw. Did OK, would rather have done it with power though [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] .

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    Like the others (except for the power tool challenged), I used a Sawzall. One trick I learned from an old timer was to use a dowel or skinny piece of scrap wood as a story stick to get the length right the first time.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    Yeah, those recip saws are nice. I have a Porter Cable tiger saw. What a work horse. I recomended the other saws as I some times have trouble drifting when I am cutting with the recip. My wife even bought me a cordless Black &amp; Decker recip for Christmas, its nice for small jobs where there is no power, but doesn't hold a candle to the Porter Cable.

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    Default Re: Cutting PTO Shaft

    Story stick? Explain please.

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