4 oz Lead Wire - 3/8" Diameter
Lead wire is a low cost weight for Pinewood Derby cars. It is almost two times the weight by volume as zink weights. This lead wire is very easy to work with. Just drill a 3/8" hole in the car body (
with our 3/8" Drill Bit), cut wire to desired lengths with wire cutters, saw or big scissors… then glue in place with regular glue. Fast and simple.
• 4 oz
• 3/8 inch dia
• Approx 5.5 inches long
• Fits into 3/8 inch drill bit hole
You can easily cut this lead wire with any type saw, shears, heavy duty scissors or knife. One of the best ways to cut the wire is to use a utility knife (box cutter). Mark and roll the lead wire back and forth with the knife. This produces a clean, FLAT cut with no shavings.
Caution: Lead is a toxic material. Handle with extreme care. Do not allow contact with open wounds, eyes, mouth, etc. Immediately wash hands after use.
Tungsten is a safer alternative. The Derby Monkey recommends using tungsten over all other weighting materials.