Tagged: shop mat
- 29 November 2018 at 1:30 pm #553624
My shop is in my garage, concrete floor. As a general rule, I’m pretty careful about my tools, and have hardly ever dropped anything. I have dropped my 4″ Starrett square 2 times, and I’ve only had the thing for a month! I already have a small ding on one of the edges.
I want to invest in some sort of floor padding, both to make it more comfortable for me to stand on, and to protect my tools. I could buy some of those kid mats that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, I guess … but do I want to turn my shop into a rainbow art gallery?
What solutions do you have?29 November 2018 at 1:54 pm #553625
Eh … I found some shop mats online. Think I found what I need. 🙂29 November 2018 at 2:52 pm #553626Nicholas RussonParticipant
I could buy some of those kid mats that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, I guess … but do I want to turn my shop into a rainbow art gallery?
I bought a bunch of them and turned them upside-down. Doesn’t work as well as the really good, but also really expensive padded work mats, but far, far better than the concrete alone. I wrapped the outside of my workbench, so I’ve always got the foam underfoot when I’m doing anything there, and I put pairs of mats at the various powertool workstations I use the most (tablesaw, mitre saw, bandsaw). It’s not pretty, but it works well enough for me.30 November 2018 at 1:22 pm #553665
As “luck” would have it, I bought a 3×3 shop mat at the local big box store yesterday. Not 5 minutes after I laid the mat out, I dropped my marking knife. Shew!27 February 2019 at 12:09 am #555420garyrickParticipant
My local Woodcraft often has a stack of rubber mats that do the trick
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