How To Build a Pinewood Derby Car/Tools

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General Tools[edit]

Bench Vise[edit]

Bench vise
Uses
Holding block.
Safety
Adult supervision

Coping saw[edit]

Coping saw
Uses
Cutting block.
Safety
Adult supervision

Scroll saw[edit]

Scroll saw
Uses
Cutting block.
Safety
Adult use, safety glasses

Band Saw[edit]

Scroll saw
Uses
Cutting block.
Safety
Adult use, safety glasses

Belt Sander[edit]

Belt sander
Uses
Sanding and squaring block.
Safety
Adult use, safety glasses

Hand Drill[edit]

Battery hand drill
Uses
Axle holes, weight holes, wheel sanding, axle polishing.
Safety
Adult supervision, safety glasses

Drill press[edit]

Drill press
Uses
Axle holes, weight holes, wheel sanding, axle groove cutting.
Safety
Adult use, safety glasses

Specialty Tools[edit]

Axle hole tool[edit]

axle hole drilling tool
Uses
Drilling accurate axle holes and pilot holes for axle slots without a drill press (U.S. Patent 6,904,694).[1]
Safety
Adult supervision, safety glasses

Axle insertion tool[edit]

Axle insertion tool
Uses
Axle insertion without hammer[2]
Safety
Adult supervision

Axle Press[edit]

Axle press
Uses
Axle straightening and beveling/tapering (U.S. Patent Application 20060090536).[3]
Safety
Adult supervision, safety glasses

Wheel bore polishing tool[edit]

Wheel bore polishing tool
Uses
Polishing hub bore[4]
Safety
Adult supervision

Hub tool[edit]

Hub tool
hub tool closeup
Uses
Hub reaming, squaring and coning (U.S. Patent 6,969,312).[5]
Safety
Adult supervision

Wheel mandrel[edit]

Centering wheel mandrel
Uses
Wheel sanding and polishing (U.S. Patent Application 20050110224).
Safety
Adult supervision, safety glasses

Wheelshaver[edit]

Wheel shaving tool
Wheel shaving tool closeup
Uses
Wheel surface and side treatment.[6]
Safety
Adult supervision

Outer hub shaver[edit]

Hub shaving tool
Uses
Flattening outer hub.[7]
Safety
Adult supervision

Wheel balancing tool[edit]

Wheel balancing tool
Uses
Static balancing wheels.[8]
Safety
Adult supervision

Commercial Tools[edit]

Lathe[edit]

CNC lathe
Uses
Wheel and axle modifications.

Band saw[edit]

Band saw
Uses
Body cutout.