Pinewood Derby Fast Axles
Using the official BSA axles will require a good bit of work and preparation to make Pinewood Derby Fast Axles. Again, a little bit of prep work will save a lot of time later in the build. In addition to having all 4 axles be straight, you must remove the burs, or crimp marks on the axle shaft prior to polishing. You will then need to put a high polish on the axle shafts and inside the axle head. All of this will help reduce friction and make your car faster.
Trued (straight) Axles
To build a winning PWD car, straight axles are especially important to start with prior to any bending. Double (compound) bends will drive you crazy, literally. Axle/wheel binding because an axle is not straight inside the bore is a real problem with mass produced nails such as the ones used in the BSA derby car kits.
Fast PWD cars use Pinewood Derby Fast Axles which have straight and trued axles. The Pro Axle press from DerbyWorx® helps you straighten out all axles with a few taps of the hammer. It can also square the head to the shaft and if you choose, add a taper to the underside of the axle. Do this work first prior to any file or wet sanding.
Axle Deburring / Polishing
After straightening the axles, you will wet finish your axle to the level of polish determined by your lube. This is a great video on how to work axles if you are a DIY type guy. I would highly suggest picking up additional factory axles to experiment with. Things can go wrong quickly working with a file.
Pinewood Derby Fast Axles by Derby Dust
Utilizing proprietary straightening, CNC machining, and polishing techniques, we produce consistent quality Pinewood Derby Car Fast Speed Axles Sets time after time. Our feedback speaks for itself. After many machining hours, we continue to perfect our technique.
Our Set includes:
- 4x BSA race ready axles
- Wet sanded to 2k grit. Diamond polished to finish of choice
- Bent pinewood axles available
- Milled tuning head slots upon request
- Sealed for faster speeds
Our polished and prepped axles have been deburred, shaped, straightened and sanded down to a 2000 grit finish. From there we have many options to choose from to take your champion to the winner’s circle.
Customize Pinewood Derby Fast Axles to your needs. Stay Legal, know your Rules!
The rules of local events sometimes differ from those of BSA box rules. Due to this, it is necessary to know your rules before choosing our unique modifications for your PWD car. Each pack’s rules will be different. We ask before you make a purchase, please check your local rules. If you are unsure about the terminology, just email us, we will get you what you need.
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