What size allen key is on a skate tool?

To work on mounting hardware you will need a 3/8″ socket or flat wrench, and either a 1/8″ Allen wrench or Philips head screwdriver.

What size screws are used for skateboards?

Hardware is necessary to attach the truck assembly to the actual skateboard deck and comes in sets of 8 bolts and 8 nuts. The most common sizes of hardware are 7/8” (for use with no risers) and 1” (for 1/8” risers). These sizes of hardware should be sufficient to assemble most skateboard set-ups.

What size are skateboard hardware nuts?

A standard skateboard kingpin nut is a 3/8″ hex nut or (24 UNF). This nut size will fit any skateboard in the standard range of deck widths from 7.25″ to 8.5″. Skateboard decks outside this range have the possibility of using unique hardware, but it is still unlikely. Kingpin size is pretty ubiquitous.

What size bolts are skateboard hardware?

Mounting hardware is 10-32. You can get bolts in various lengths and styles (street skateboards generally take flat head 7/8” without risers or 1” with risers, while longboards use 1 1/4” or longer, depending on risers). The nuts are standard lock nuts.

Do you need a bearing press skateboard?

Properly installing bearings into the skateboard is one of the most important tasks of the skateboard build. Without the bearings seated properly in the wheels and the axle nuts tightened down, the board cannot roll freely and quickly.

Is 8.5 skateboard too big?

It’s too big for some and perfect for others. That’s why you’re getting the “personal preference” answers. I’m pretty new to skateboarding but I’ve spent a lot of time in this sub. There are a lot of people here that’s skate and love their 8.5 decks.

What size is skateboard truck nut?

These axle nuts are the standard size and will fit on all skateboard and longboard trucks that have 8mm axles (virtually every truck has the standard 8mm axle size). The thread size for these axle nuts is 5/16″.

How long should my hardware be for my skateboard?

Choosing skateboard hardware size For most shortboard applications, the standard hardware length is 1″. For a longboard or cruiser, 1 1/8″ is a good standard. If you choose to add a riser to your board, which increases the space between the deck and the skate trucks, you will need to adjust the length of your hardware.

What tool do you use to loosen skateboard trucks?

Use a skate tool or other useful tool to tighten or loosen the big nut in the center of the truck. This single bolt controls the tightness of the trucks. It points directly to the ground when you’re skating, and is found between the wheels. Turn it clockwise to tighten the trucks, getting tighter turning.

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