Official BSA Pinewood Axles
Pinewood derby speed axles are far from the Official BSA Pinewood Axles that comes in the kit. It takes time and skill to turn remove those imperfections that come on the official axles into Fast Polished Pinewood Derby Speed Axles. There are many how-to’s and books that show you how to do it. It just takes time and practice. Let us take that headache away. We can do it right the first time and free up that extra time needed to spend making your car body and tuning. Visit our online store.
The only way to make flawless speed axles is practice. And the best way to do that is to buy Pinewood Axles in bulk. Derby Dust buys a lot of wheels each year. We sell more wheels than axles, so we are able to pass the savings to you.
We always suggest to prep a few extra speed axles for each build because of Murphy’s Law. It is always best to be prepared, than to be crisis if an emergency takes place. Derby Dust offers 24x Official BSA Pinewood Axles packages. Pick and choose which ones you want to start with as some are better than others.
- 24x Official BSA Axles.
- Not modified in any way.
- A great idea to purchase a few extra if you have never prepped axles before!
Official BSA Axles
Pinewood derby axles are one inch long, 0.087 inch diameter zinc plated steel nails. The minimal axle treatment is the removal of the burrs and crimp marks with a file, followed by sanding and polishing. When it is allowed by the rules, the axle shaft can be cut with grooved and the head tapered. The grooves reduce the contact area between the axle and wheel hub bore and tapering reduces the contact area between the axle head and the outer hub.
The steps to axle preparation are
- File to remove burr and crimp marks
- Bevel (if desired)
- Notch (if desired)
- File, sand and polish