Universal Balance Positioners allow quick and safe manipulation of large awkward work objects, which is critical in maintaining the most efficient down hand welding position. It can position objects of up to 4000 pounds by simply applying fingertip pressure and does not need to raise their helmet or break an arc. The principle is to intersect the rotational axis center of gravity with that of the tilt axis. The work pieces can then be rotated 360º around both axes and, in most cases, around the positioner column. It also has special engineered positioners.