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Product Reviews

EatSmart Digital Scale

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

EatSmart sent me a review unit of their Precision Digital Scale to see if it was a fit for pinewood derby use. The scale is attractive and lightweight, and runs on two AAA batteries (included). It’s also inexpensive, retailing for just $25 on Amazon. The scale comes with the required two AAA batteries, a three […]

Pinewood Freak Store

November 19th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve put together a store of Pinewood Derby supplies, tools, and resources using Amazon.com. I haven’t tried everything in the store, but I’m carefully adding things that get good reviews or have great specs. When I’ve tried an item, I’ll write a short review in the product description. When you buy one of the items […]

Weight testing

January 16th, 2006 · 1 Comment

If you want to make sure you have a car that weighs in at exactly maximum weight, you’ll want to pick up a digital scale to test your weight at home. Digital kitchen scales can be bought for around $30, but make sure the one you’re buying can display measurements in ounces. A number of […]

Pro-Wheel Shaver

January 4th, 2006 · 7 Comments

The wheels you get with your car kit are not completely round. It’s hard to tell with the naked eye, but there are high and low spots along the tread on most wheels. They roll just fine, but those high and low spots keep the car from rolling smoothly. It bumps up and down instead. […]

NyOil lube tests

January 3rd, 2006 · 4 Comments

Randy at Maximum Velocity has done some tests using NyOil II as a lubricant. He found out that NyOil is twice as fast as the powdered graphite you get in tubes. Better yet, it lasts for months and for dozens of races before you need to re-lube. It’s not a dry lubricant, but soaks into the […]