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Pinewood Derby Car Axle Tuning / Extraction Pliers


Tool designed to tune / extract Pinewood Derby Axles on your car body By grabbing the axle, you are less likely to damage those expensive wheels you just upgraded. Give this tool a try!

143 in stock

SKU: SKU431 Category: Product ID: 18484


Paired with our gap guage, your wheel and axle spacing will be perfect for that next step in building your Derby car! Using these pliers,  fine tuning just became a whole lot easier than a pair of wax paper shims!.

pinewood derby axle plier tuning extraction

Important Notes

  1. Tuning is a breeze when you use this tool.  First use the perfect gap to properly space your wheel and axle.  This will also give the proper relief needed for the pliers.  Mark you axle and then you can simply rotate until desired tuning.
  2. When removing very tight axles, the axles may be bent if proper care is not taken. Remember to pull the axles straight out of the block; avoid pulling at an angle as this may cause unwanted bending of your axle..
  3. The use of these pliers may lightly scratch the outer edge of the axle head if proper care is not taken.  Since most axle heads are tapered, this scarring will not affect the performance of the axle.  We suggest to sand the inside edges of the pliers smooth prior to use to help eliminate this problem.

 pinewood derby axle plier tuning extracting

The pliers are not intended for use on screw-type axles (Royal Ranger/S&W) or on solid rod axles (PineCar).


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Pinewood Derby ® Wheels and Axles

My proven and tested theory shows that you can get the most of of your Pinewood Derby ® car with my Pinewood Derby ® speed axles and Pinewood Derby ® speed wheels while still being 100% legal ! Complete Sets with axles, wheels, cotton applicators, gap gauge, and dry graphite lube. Speeds measured at bottom of curve reaching 17fps with speeds of up to 15.5fps at the last 10 feet of track.
Top speeds are achieved with lighter wheels. Go as light as your rules allow!


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