If you have a Harbor Freight nearby, and want a better way to free axles from drilled bases, hie thee hither to the pointy tools aisle...$3.99 before coupon.
If you don’t live near one, hie thee to yon interwebs...

I just happen to wear my readers when I’m working on the diecast because,
duh! I’m old! Anyway, if you get this tool, and you should, wear eye protection when you’re clipping those little zamac wedges that hold the axles in place...those things will fly!