Pinewood Derby Speed Axles

Say "Goodbye" to burrs and crimp marks! Pinewood Derby Speed Axles are equipped with a straight, round, and smooth shaft, and a slightly tapered head. But most importantly, there are NO BURRS OR CRIMP MARKS, so you can prepare these precision axles with minimal effort!


  • Burrs and crimp marks are not present, eliminating tedious work

  • Axle head is slightly beveled to minimize contact with the outside wheel hub

  • Axle shaft is formed to a high tolerance, ensuring top performance

  • The superior zinc plating provides a nice surface for polishing

I purchased and tested Speed Axles from several different vendors. Your Speed Axles were faster by at least 100th (0.01) of a second than the others!
Francis B. - September 23, 2003

The axles substitute for official BSA, PineCar, and other nail type axles. Just a light polishing with our Axle Polish is all that is required to prepare the axles for racing. If you use our Axle Polishing Kit, skip the three coarsest papers - use the two finest papers.

Note that these axles closely resemble BSA and PineCar axles, but are not exact replicas (see photo below). So, if your race has a strict axle requirement, consider using our Official BSA Speed Axles, or use our specialty tools and supplies to prepare a set of the official nail axles.

Technical Information
Shaft Diameter:   0.0870 inch ± 0.0005   (BSA:   0.088 ± 0.002)

Head Diameter:   0.200 inch ± 0.001   (BSA: 0.28 ± 0.004)

Shaft Length:   1 inch   (same as BSA).

Material:   Zinc-coated steel   (same as BSA).

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