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Anti-Fatigue Mats

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  • #54255
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada
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    #54326
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I use these mats and they work great ! http://www.tscstores.com/5-X-7-X-12-HORSE-TRAILER-MAT-P14215.aspx

    I have seen those in action in horse trailers and stall. If they will stand up to a 1200# horse with steel shoes, I think it would hold up in the shop.

    #67844
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I am now in the market for an anti-fatigue mat myself. The asbestos tiles in my shop are not forgiving on the knees.

    Have you guys purchased any mats recently that you really like?

    #67902

    I have not used a mat in my shop — I find good shoes really help…will be putting my Keen boots to the test this fall/winter in the shop.

    Same here Scot. I can’t stand them, mainly due to my low arch and overpronation. Just too much cushion which causes extra stress on my ankles. We have them at work, and I’m constantly pulling them up and moving them out of the way. Drives the other guys nuts. A good supportive workshoe and concrete keep me happy.

    #68075

    I am definitely intrigued by John L’s recommendation:
    http://www.tscstores.com/5-X-7-X-12-HORSE-TRAILER-MAT-P14215.aspx

    as Jerry said,

    If they will stand up to a 1200# horse with steel shoes, I think it would hold up in the shop.

    John S

    #260268
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Has anyone tried these mats?

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=71127&cat=1,43456,43465

    They are pretty pricey but from standing on a sample mat in the store they are super comfortable with lots of cushion. The price tag is what’s kept me from trying one.

    Dan

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    #260273
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    for me this would be a harbor freight item all the way

    #260358
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    Now if only someone could make some good anti fatigue boots/shoes.

    #260386
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    These are my anti fatigue mats for now 😀
    I think the idea of checking out an ag supply store is great.

    Lurking Hit and Run poster.

    #260553
    KenW
    Pro

    This is the mat I use. Got it at lowes. Can be connected to additional mats.

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    woodman_412
    Moderator

    These are my anti fatigue mats for now :-D
    I think the idea of checking out an ag supply store is great.

    That reminds me of a thought I had the other day…why not just cut pieces of anti fatigue mat and glue them to the bottom of your shoes or boots. That way everywhere you walk has an anti fatigue mat.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #260559
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    … 😀

    Lurking Hit and Run poster.

    #260561

    This is the mat I use. Got it at lowes. Can be connected to additional mats.

    I was trying to find that mat on HD! I have six of those now. I have a really bad lower back because of my job and standing on concrete kills me. But I also have a basement that has more cracks in it than Obama care. So those mats are perfect for me. The holes and slight tab under the mats allow water to dry out more quickly and not promote mold. Big problem for me is sawdust gets in the holes so I just vacuum when I’m done. Super dense, really comfortable and they interlock. I basically have made a “U” shape with my Kapex and work tables on the outside and my MFT in the middle so I can go from Kapex or DW745 to my MFT for final trimming, Kreg joinery, Domino and assembly. The mats at HD at like $24.97 each and are 3’x3′.

    #260564
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    One of the wet surface mats shown in the first link in the thread came through the recycling plant a few weeks ago and I grabbed it because the floor where we work gets slippery. I’ve got a piece where I normally am and the guy that picks the cans/bottle and aluminum down at the end of the line on the steel floor has the rest.

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    #260566

    Both Uline and Gemplers offer a lot of options. Picked up some ribbed ones from Gemplers that were 5/8″ thick, feel great and were easy to sweep clean in the shop. They are a life saver for my knees on the concrete garage floor of my shop.

    #260576

    The holes and slight tab under the mats allow water to dry out more quickly and not promote mold. Big problem for me is sawdust gets in the holes so I just vacuum when I’m done

    It sounds like the holes aren’t too terrible for vacuuming up? That was my biggest concern with something like those

    I am definitely intrigued by John L’s recommendation:
    http://www.tscstores.com/5-X-7-X-12-HORSE-TRAILER-MAT-P14215.aspx

    A year later and that is exactly what I thought when looking at it again just now. Looks like a really viable option

    John S

    #260612
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    These are my anti fatigue mats for now :-D
    I think the idea of checking out an ag supply store is great.

    I’m right there with you. My Keens are the only support I’ve got for now. I’ve got a couple of outdoor floor mats, but they were more of a tripping hazard than they are worth, IMO.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #260623
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    My back pain is what puts an early stop to me out in the shop on that hard concrete floor, I’m only good for a couple hrs now then have to go in and lay down for a bit to take the weight off of it. I know wearing thicker softer shoes and socks prolongs it somewhat, Maybe it’s time to try a mat

    #260635
    TonyG
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I don’t ever really stand or kneel in one place long enough to need one, but if I did I think it would definitely be worth the investment.

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