Pinewood Derby PRO Tools
Derby tools to build your car and make it fast.
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Specialized Pinewood Derby Tools to help you build a fast car.
PRO Driller Tool
Straight Axles = Greater Speed
For maximum speed, axle holes must be absolutely square to the pinewood derby car body and parallel to each other.
With the PRO Driller Tool, you can easily create new, straight axle holes or accurately align your axle slots with only a hand drill.
Includes optional guide holes to raise a wheel.
A perfectly sized 2.2mm drill bit and Instructions are included.
PRO Driller Tool
PRO Axle Guide
The PRO Axle Guide Tool helps you to quickly and easily insert axles into the axle slot in your pinewood derby block. This tool will improve the speed of your car by ensuring accurate mounting of axles in the axle slot:
PRO Axle Guide Tool with axle inserted into pinewood derby block.
PRO Axle Guide Tool
PRO Axle Puller and Inserter Tool
Insert and Remove Axles Without Damage
How do you cleanly insert axles into those tight slots?
How to remove stuck axles without damaging your wheels?
One end of this handy Tool easily glides your axles into the slot.
The other end is used to easily grip the axle head and gently pull it out.
The Axle Inserter and Puller Tool is essential if you are using Ultra-Lite wheels which can be damaged when pulling them in and out.Instructions
PRO Axle Puller
Wheel Spacer Gauge
If your wheels are too tight, your car slows dramatically. If they are too loose, your car wobbles, also slowing your car down.
The Wheel Spacer Tool is a stainless steel "feeler gauge" that sets the exact spacing between your wheel hub and car body so your car runs at optimal speed.
Just slide the Wheel Spacer over your axle and push the axle in until it is snug against the Wheel Spacer. Remove, and voila, perfect spacing.
The Wheel Spacer tool makes this critical adjustment fast, easy and perfect, every time.
Consider our complementary tool, the Axle Puller and Inserter, to insert your axles easily. One end is used to insert and the other end is used to remove axles without damaging your wheels (or your fingers!).
PRO Wheel Spacer Tool
Axle Press Tool
Unfortunately, the nails used for axles with many car kits were designed for fastening, not for use as axles. Although they look straight, most nail axles have a slight bend, are slightly out of round, and the nail head is not square to the axle shaft.
The Axle Press will create absoloutely straight axles and absolutely round axles. It can also be used to square the axle head to the axle shaft.
Build the perfect axles with the Axle Press Tool.
PRO Axle Press Tool
Rail Rider Tool
PRO Super Speed Bent Steering Axle
BSA Bent Steering Axle
Got a test track? Try this!
The Rail Rider Tool has been replaced with our 1.5 degree and 2.5 degree pre-bent BSA and Speed axles. You can use our 1.5 degree bent Steering Axle on a front wheel to steer your car straight, or gently steer your car to 'ride the rail.' Steering is easy with our pre-cut screwdriver slot! Just turn the axle slightly left or right with a flat blade screwdriver.
The Rail Rider technique is used to make one front wheel "ride the rail" thereby rolling straight down the track. Tests have proven this technique to yield superior speed over a car that hits the rail, bounces off, hits again, etc.
Note:The Rail Riding technique is best done if you have a track to perform the tests required to get the car to gently ride the rails, rather than driving it into the rails.
PRO Wheel Mandrel
Polished Wheel = Greater Speed
The easiest way to make your wheels perfectly round and smooth is to mount each wheel on our mandrel then use a drill to spin the wheel while holding it lightly against a sandpaper block.
PRO Wheel Mandrel Tool
PRO Bore Polisher
Polished Wheel Bore = Greater Speed
Use the PRO Bore Polishing Kit to polish and graphite-coat your wheel bores. This quick, easy technique is proven to improve car speed by reducing friction between the wheel and axle inside the wheel bore. No specialty tool needed here; just your drill
PRO Bore Polisher
Pinewood Derby Axle Polishing Kit
Polished Axles Improve Your Speed!
Pinewood Derby Axle polishing kit contains five BSA axles, black wet-or-dry sandpaper, pumice and full instructions for polishing your axles.
To increase speed, you need to sand the crimp marks using the 600 grit sandpaper, then polish your axles to a mirror shine using the pumice.
This kit has everything you need, including step-by-step pictorial instructions plus 5 spare axles!
Axle Polishing Kit
Pinewood Derby Axle File
Pinewood Derby Drill Bit
PRO Wheel and axle Alignment Guide Tool
Pinewood Derby Coping Saw and Wood rasp Kit
Pinewood Derby Portable Mini-Scale
Pinewood Derby Precision Scale
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
When your car wheel rubs against the axle head it can cause the wheel to wobble because the corner of the axle head is not a perfect 90 degrees. Cutting a groove directly under the axle head removes this source of wheel wobble. Cutting this groove is difficult to do by hand, but it can be done with an axle file. Our grooved Speed Axles and Pro Super Speed axles have this groove, exclusive to Pinewood Pro, cut directly under the axle head.
When painting with children, it is better to use a paint brush rather than spray paint because spray paint can cause vapors. If the child is spray painting, be sure to use a breathing mask and be in an open area.
BSA Rules are different from Awana Rules, which are different from Adult Race Rules, etc. Check our Pinewood Derby Rules page to download Pinewood Derby rules for different kinds of races.
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