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The Derby Worx Pro Axle Bender is a fully adjustable Pinewood Derby Axle Bender that will give builders a wider range of bend angles. By simply adjusting the stop collar with a 3/32″ hex wrench, bend angles of 0.5° to 10° can be achieved for a widest range of tuning options ever. The tool features a blade & fork design pivot for accurate tracking and Derby Worx’s exclusive “Bending Cup” which allows the new oversize stainless steel & titanium axles to be correctly bent without adding a groove or notch at the desired bend point. The main shaft has 3 machined rings which when matched with the provided bending chart takes the guess work out of axle bending of axle bending and makes setting up your cars for a Rail Rider or a straight on alignment a snap!


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The Pro Axle Bender is a fully adjustable precision tool designed to bend all Pinewood Derby Car axles for alignment and tuning. Its unique cup-in-lever design prevents distortion in multi-groove axles and eliminates any additional grooving at the bend point for stainless steel axles. Derby Worx recommends using the Rail Rider™ method for ease of set up and maximum performance.

To use the Pro Axle Bender, you will need a 3/32” hex key wrench, a pointed Sharpie marker and prepped racing axles. (All burrs removed and polished)

1. Make a dot on the axle head with the Sharpie. This will be your reference mark for the bend as well as for installing and adjusting the axle in the car.
2. Measure 3/8” or .370” from the axle head and place a dot on the axle shaft in line with the dot on the axle head. This is where the bend will occur and will provide the proper amount of axle for the wheel hub to ride on. This distance is a good reference for B.S.A. wheels, other wheels may require different bending points, and the tool is designed to accommodate all wheel types.
3. Loosen the knurled thumb screw and lift the clamp cap. Insert the axle through from the inside placing the axle head in the cup machined in the lever. Place the dot on the axle head up at 12:00 and the dot on the shaft at the edge of the clamp cap and firmly tighten the knurled knob to hold the axle.
4. Using your 3/32” hex key, loosen the set screw in the spring collar and slide it to the mark for the desired degree of bend and tighten.
NOTE: The bend chart is a guide line; always try a test axle first. If not possible, bend in small increments for the first axle.

Setting: B.S.A / D.W. Pro / Stainless / Titanium

Full ——– 8º ——— 10º ——— 6º ——— 4º
1 ———– 4º ———– 6º ——— 3º ——— 2º
2 ———– 2º ———– 3º ——— 2º ——— 1º
3 ———–.5º ———–.5º ——— 0º ——— 0º

5. Place your thumb on the black knob and pull the lever smoothly and steady with your index finger until the spring fully compresses to bend the axle.

TIP: A small amount of racing lubricant in the axle groove on the lever
will make for a smoother bending.





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pro axel bender March 30, 2016
Reviewer: jen Kinneer from kirkwood, IL United States  
This thing is awesome beats beating on block with hammer and putting marks on nails after polished this is a must have for fast derby car's

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Pricey, but made job easy March 23, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Huntsville, TX United States  
We have never built derby cars before.  Enough research told us we needed to have our axles slightly bent, and more research said that can be a tough task without the correct tools, and apparently for AWANA axles, this is the right tool.  

It made bending the axles very easy.  It requires the use of a specific size allen wrench, and mine did not come with the wrench.  I had one around my house, so it wasn't a problem, but for $80 for a tool like this, the wrench should have been included.  And to be honest, although a good tool, I cannot for the life of me figure out why it is so expensive.

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Magic February 21, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Sandy,ut  
So much better than trying to figure out the angles by hitting it with a hammer and screw driver

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Pro axle bender February 16, 2016
Reviewer: Brody Clark from Humboldt , IA United States  
This thing is the cats meow!!! After messing up trying to bend several axles I ordered this bender and have 12 axles bent for all 3 of my kids cars in ten minutes and smoked the competition!!!  This may not be the cheapest tool one can find but the quality and ease of use would make me buy another if mine broke tomorrow. The shipping was also awesome!!! Got it in 2 days:)

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Excellent product January 17, 2016
Reviewer: Josue Mendoza from Nipomo, CA United States  
Super easy to use! This product bends axels with such ease, my 6 year old was bending axels like a pro.

But above the excellence of the product was the service! You have earned yourself a lifetime customer!

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