Lowe’s and Dremel Tools to Provide Pinewood Derby Help

Posted on 06 January 2009 by Dan


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Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores and the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation are teaming up once again to provide tips, tools, and tricks for the Pinewood Derby season.

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is offering a a “Pinewood Derby Accessory Kit” for Dremel rotary tools exclusively at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores across the United States. Each Dremel “Pinewood Derby Accessory Kit” includes everything you need to shape, sand and create quality Pinewood Derby cars.

Selected Lowe’s Home Improvement stores will also be hosting in-store, hands-on, building demonstrations every Tuesday at 7pm from January 13 through February 24, 2009. Ask if your local Lowe’s store is participating or look for a special in-store display highlighting the Pinewood Derby demonstrations event in the tool section at Lowe’s.

Demonstrators will share building tips and techniques with parents and children of all ages, such as Pinewood Derby car building fundamentals as well as gain practical hands-on experience in using Dremel rotary tools.

1/07/2010 Update: Please see 2010 Dremel Pinewood Derby Days Program for information on the 2010 workshops!

Youth attending the Pinewood Derby car demonstration will receive an exclusive Dremel / Lowe’s All-Star Derby Car Demonstration Patch (15 per demonstration or while supplies last). At most locations everyone attending will receive a coupon for 10% off a Dremel tool.

For a Lowe’s store location near you, visit www.lowes.com or call 1-800-993-4416. For more information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, please visit www.dremel.com.

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9 Comments For This Post

  1. Josh Says:

    I just called my Lowe’s and they said they’ll be doing it, but they have no idea exactly when or what’s involved. They directed me to the national site, but that doesn’t have schedule for local stores, of course. So, I guess it’s just find it where you can. At least the store had heard of it.

  2. Josh Says:

    They couldn’t confirm the Tuesday thing. I’ll just show up. :)

  3. Wolfden Leader Tommy Says:

    I just called my local store (Waterford CT) and the operator told me that the store manager “beleives it’s an all day event/demonstration … next Tuesday (Jan. 13th) starting @ 12:00 (noon)” …

    That seems truly odd to me as it’s geared toward 1st thru 4th graders who will be in school then…

  4. Brian Says:

    We went last night to Lowe’s all they are doing is showing the kit they sell for the dremel and giving you a coupon for it. There is no hands on event or building done. It is a waste of time!

  5. Dan Says:

    I think this really depends on the store, I heard really good things about a demonstration that I believe was at an Illinois store. Then again the person doing the demonstration was associated with the Scouting program and knew Pinewood Derbies.

  6. Cubmaster 240 Says:

    I just confirmed with my local store, Plymouth Meeting, PA, all Philly area stores are participating, Tuesday nights thru February.
    Kids get a patch, Dads get a coupon.

  7. Scott Says:

    Lowes in Wilkesboro, NC will be having this demo- Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 17- at 1900 (7p.m.).

  8. Michele Says:

    We called the few stores in our area and NONE of them are doing it.

  9. Webelo Mom Says:

    Lowe’s on 2nd Ave in Brooklyn, New York, confirmed for me today that they are doing it this Tuesday at 7pm.

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