Pinewood Derby PRO Tools
Derby tools to build your car and make it fast.
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Specialized Pinewood Derby PRO Tools to help you build a fast car.
PRO Driller Tool
PRO Driller Four Ways to Increase Speed!
Adjustable tool with exclusive View Port, for any pinewood derby car block; BSA, PineCar, AWANA, Royal Rangers, etc.
Includes perfectly sized 2.2mm drill bit and instructions.
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
We no longer carry the Axle Press tool, which involves putting your axle inside this iron bock and hitting the block with a hammer.
Rail Rider® Tool
PRO Super Speed Bent Steering Axle
BSA Bent Steering Axle
The Rail Rider Tool has been replaced with our 1.5 degree and 2.5 degree pre-bent BSA and PRO Super Speed axles. 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.'
The Rail Rider technique gently guildes one front wheel to "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.
Rail Rider® is a registered trademark of Warp Speed Derby, Inc.
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
Perfect Drill Bit size for pinewoood derby axles
This is the perfect-sized drill bit for pinewood derby axle holes. This drill bit is 2.2mm, which is just big enough to allow you to hand-insert your BSA axles (2.24mm), so you can push your axles in with your fingers instead of a hammer! AWANA axles are 2.37mm, so they will be slightly tighter.
With a perfectly sized axle hole, you can hand insert your axles, saving your fingers and insuring that your axles go in straight, thereby increasing your car's speed.
We have found that a #44 drill bit (2.1mm) is too small for pinewood derby axles, making it impossible to push axles in with your fingers, adding the risk of inserting the axle crooked or cracking the block.
This drill bit works perfectly in our PRO Driller Tool.
PRO Wheel and axle Alignment Guide Tool
Pinewood Derby Coping Saw and Wood rasp Kit
Pinewood Derby Portable Mini-Scale
Pinewood Derby Precision Scale
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.
Nyoil stays on your axles throughout the race, unlike powdered graphite that blows off every time your car goes down the track. This gives Nyoil coated axles a speed advantage if your car keeps racing.
If your block is cracked, don't panic! The only problem with a cracked block is if the crack is near the axle, which can cause the axle to move. Random cracks in safe areas can simply be filled with wood filler.
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