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Axle replacements

Discussion in 'Wheels and Axles' started by Demodrew21, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Demodrew21

    Demodrew21 Bent Axle

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    Is there a chance you can buy nails aka axles at like a homedepot/lowes or do you need to specifically buy them from a pinewood derby specific shop?
     
  2. Mojo Racing

    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    The problem with nails vs axles is the straightness and material.

    Axles from the vendors are machined and straight, usually made from stainless.

    The nails from Lowe's Depot are usually dipped in something, and developer not straight to the standards racers usually want, or more accurately, need. There is a reason you get a pound of nails for the cost of a set of axles.
     

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