#44 Drill Bit Derby Axles
Using a #44 Drill Bit Derby Axles is the key building technique. This ensures that you do not mess up your BSA slots of your pinewood derby car. Axle hammering is not recommended to install your axles and wheels. Hammering bends your axles.
Pre-drilling with a #44 Drill Bit Derby Axles, you will be able to insert the axle simply by pushing or twisting with simple tooling. Perfect fit. Not too loose, not so tight that you can not remove the axle.
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More #44 Drill Bit Derby Axles
Please be aware that the #44 drill bit is NOT found at the big box hardware stores. You will need to find a Granger like supply source.
- #44 for BSA axles, pinecar axles
- 3/32″ axle for Awana axles
Derby Axle Troubleshooting
Axle holes / slot too big?
- Add a few drops of water to bare wood. It will swell and cause the hole /slot to become smaller.
Did you chip you slot?
- If this happens to be at your axle location, it will probably be necessary to re-drill / cut your axle slots if time allows. I would fill any holes with sawdust and glue paste. Using the small toothpicks is also another great option for filling these holes. Be sure to thoroughly fill the hole or axle to ensure that you have a solid surface to drill back into. Once dried, I would then drill / machine both sides to ensure proper axle alignment.