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Pinewood derby tungsten weights are easy to cut.  

Example of pinewood car












Tip #69

If you are in a rush, use a hair dryer to speed up the paint drying. Keep the dryer at least 6 inches from the paint and use constant movements. This technique also works on glue.

These weights have the same density as lead and are non toxic

EZ Cut Tungsten Weight

EZ Cut Tungsten Weights

  • Tungsten compound - Same density as lead but non toxic
  • Easy to cut and sand
  • Two pieces. Each is 1 oz
  • 3/8" diameter X 1 1/2" long
  • Can be painted
  • 3/8" drill bit and glue or wood putty required
EZ Weight Instructions

Fig 1 - Drill 3/8" holes in the location that you want to add the weights (near the rear of the pinewood derby car is recommended).
Fig 2 - Cut the weights so that the car weighs 5 oz. with a hobby knife or small saw.
Fig 3 - Smooth cut edge with sandpaper.

Insert in drilled hole and glue or plug with wood putty.

3/8" Drill Bit

3/8" Spade Bit

Used to drill holes for Barrel Weights and Tungsten Cylinder Weights
1/4" shank.

EZ Tungsten Weights

Set of two EZ Cut Cylinders