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Silver Bullet Pro is for real!

Discussion in 'Pinewood Derby Tools' started by Cramjet, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Cramjet

    Cramjet League Racer Pro Racer

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    BulldogRacing PWD Royalty Pro Racer 5+ Pro Race Wins!

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    Sweet video man! I hope you get more speed from your new toy! Sure is great to have a tool easy to use!
     
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    Thanks for the video. Looks like time for me to pick some cans and save my money up for a new toy. Looks like something I could use.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    Okay, guys, I am going to weigh in here about this Silver Bullet Pro. I just got mine in the mail today, and drilled some bodies, and checked them out. This thing is RIGHT on with all of the checks I could throw at it. I mean, my first check is to see the rear axles are parallel, and I was happily surprised to see these bodies come out perfectly parallel. My next check is to see how the toe is on the rear axles... again... perfect! In the past, I have had problems with lazy drills as far as angles of the rear axles are concerned. One side will not be the same exact angle as the other... I don't have to worry about this any longer... the angles are the exact same on both sides!

    Okay... so that is all of the alignment issues I used to have with my drilling.

    Now, one of the things I really like about this one is that the spacing from the rear to the center of the 3* axle is 5/8". I slap my car body into the jig, press it to the back, and it is perfectly set to the distance I want for my rear axles... no more trying to make sure I have my car end spaced off the end just right... one less thing to worry about... but hey... if you don't like your axles at 5/8" (or if you are drilling a scout car), there are guide lines along the top now to help you with your axle positioning.

    Great job on this drill jig John... and thanks for listening to some of the suggestions we had when we were giving feedback on the previous versions ! ! ! :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  5. HurriCrane Racing

    HurriCrane Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I'm going to have to get my hands on a new version of the drill jig!!!
     
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    Oh yeah ! ! ! This version is way cool !
     
  7. 5KidsRacing

    5KidsRacing PWD Royalty Pro Racer Pro Race Winner National Champion

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    Well to be honest I have always been skeptical of these drill jigs, but I received mine yesterday and I am a believer…. I test drilled a block last night (using Bulldogs method) and it was dead on perfect. Call me impressed… THANKS JOHN!
     
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    Can you post a picture of the new version with the guide lines? I got mine but no guide lines. I guess I should have waited for latest version.

    But, what I have works great. Alignment is perfect. I do not have the experience of you guys but working to get there. I will be building first car to race once I get a few more tools.
     
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  9. DerbyDad4Hire

    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I just etched a mark on the top that was centered on the drill holes. Easy fix.
     
  10. Mojo Racing

    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    It is just lines scribed across the center of the drill hole... a square and a scribe will take care of that for you.
     
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    thanks.
     
  12. B_Regal Racing

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    I hate these jigs. I'm losing my advantage :)
     
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    It just means that everything else matters more now.
     
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    Prep becomes even more important, as with everything else. Leave no stone unturned!
     
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