Originally Posted by GearDrive
I have a rear axle shaft that is slightly bent. Can I remove the studs, put in lathe, and remachine the face square?
I would put the shaft in a press and straighten it. Yes, the structural integrity will be compromised, but if you are on a budget, you can get some more run time out of the shaft. Since you have access to a lathe, a final cleanup after straightening might not be a bad idea.