Rope & Counter Weight

We'll need a piece of nylon rope – I used a piece of braided nylon string about 30cm in length (2.5mm⌀). We'll need to add weight to the holder. You can use material such as BB ammo, hardware screws, bolts, ball bearings, etc. I used a dozen 608ZZ ball bearings from an old pair of inline skates.

Our ball bearings weighed in at 132 grams. This should be enough to counter balance the solder iron.

Add Weight & Tie Rope

Add material to the holder and tie the rope to the hole near the top. The container has an inner diameter of 24mm with a depth of 81.5mm.

This guide was first published on May 07, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Counter Weight) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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