Specialized Pinewood Derby Tools to build and fine tune your 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, 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 Axle Puller and Inserter
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
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 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!).
Rail Rider Tool
PRO Wheel Mandrel
PRO Bore Polisher
Pinewood Derby Axle Polishing Kit
Pinewood Derby Axle File
Pinewood Derby Drill Bit
The perfect fit your axles need!
This is the perfect-sized drill bit for pinewood derby axle holes! This #43 drill bit is .089" (or .25mm), which is just big enough to allow you to hand-insert your axles, so you can push your axles in with your fingers instead of a hammer!
This gives you the perfect diameter to hand insert your axles, saving your fingers and insuring that your axles go in straight.
We have found that a #44 drill bit is too small, making it impossible to push axles in with your fingers, adding risk of bending or breaking an axle before the race even begins! This #43 gives a snug fit while making it easy to safely insert your axles.
This drill bit works perfectly in our PRO Driller Tool.
PRO Wheel and axle Alignment Guide
Pinewood Derby Coping Saw and Wood rasp Kit
Everything You Need
All the derby tools you need in one kit! Use the Coping saw to make rough or intricate cuts. Use the four sided wood rasp to shape your derby car.
Comes with 5 Coping Saw blades and even an instruction sheet.
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Pinewood Derby Portable Mini-Scale
Pinewood Derby Precision Scale
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
If you have a bad wheel and you don't have time to replace it, Raise that Wheel so it doesn't touch the track. Since it doesn't touch the track, it won't have any negative affect on your car's speed.
Tungsten weights are ideal for pinewood derby cars. Tungsten is about 1/3 smaller than a zinc piece with the same weight. Therefore, you can pack Tungsten weights in a smaller area to optimize your center of gravity to maximize inertia giving you greater speed at the finish gate.
Be sure any decorative parts are super glued into place! If you lose a piece off your car it will affect the weight of the car, resulting in loss of inertia, decreasing your speed.
Thank you for all of the information. We had fun making the car! We're going on to the Regionals, as our car to 1st place in our den!
- Lou from IN
We came in fourth place; very respectable, given it was our first time. Thanks very much for helping us overcome our building weaknesses with great products.
- Doug and Taiki from VA
This was our very first time building a Pine Derby car for Awana Club. We won first place in our age class and 3rd place over all the age classes up to high school. Thanks, Pinewood Pro!
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I have a Webelo 1 and Webelo II Scout and they placed 1st and 2nd in this year's Pinewood Derby and will now go on to compete in the regional race. Thank you for all the good that you are doing and helping make kids dreams come true.
- Craig from CA
I ordered a set of your BSA wheels and axels last minute on Wednesday for overnight delivery. Our race was on Friday. We finished in 6th out of 80 cars, and will be going to the Divisional Race! My son was never happier! Thanks again!
- Steve from KY
My son, won his pack derby today on our first attempt! He won 9 races in a row and none of them were even close. Thanks for your assist in this father & son memory.
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