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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2018, 02:03:42 AM »
Stupid question...

Can't one find shoes with anti-fatigue pads attached?  ;D
That's what I'd like to have.

With all the swarf generated...what are the downsides to anti-fatigue pads?

I ask because I'm about to re-layout my shop in an attempt to control the swarf (not that you can 100%).
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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2018, 02:09:25 AM »
Fatigue mats are magnets for swarf no matter what kind...they're soft enough to work, so the chips dig in.   If it's the mesh type, the chips fall through....it's easy to clean these, just raise them ,, shake them and then vacuum.


I've not found any shoes that work as well as mats.....Dave Otto....feel free to chime in here


As to chip control...or don't bring that *(@*(#* into the house!   control.    I have a boot mat on the stairs of my shop...go up one step, and you step on this matt which looks like a giant upside down brush.   Wipe the feet thoroughly...and proceed.   That works really well!...


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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2018, 02:16:07 AM »
Thanks Dave. I'm working on a design that puts my machines at one end of my shop with the idea that the swarf that doesn't get on me is contained and I can brush off and change shoes as I enter/exit the other part of the shop. I don't expect 100% success but this would allow people to come in to that part of my shop that's not machine related.

I like the idea of the boot mat. I know what you're referring to. Even though I don't wear boots. It's not the safest thing, I know, but I wear loafers.
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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2018, 02:29:02 AM »
A vacuum with a brush end on the hose is handy for gently dislodging chips stuck in cloths and skin. Leather apron helps a lot too.

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2018, 03:24:11 AM »
A good foot wiping mat at the exit of the shop keeps any chips picked up by my shoes from going any further. A bristle-y one is best.

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2018, 03:24:57 AM »
A good foot wiping mat at the exit of the shop keeps any chips picked up by my shoes from going any further. A bristle-y one is best.

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2018, 03:15:43 PM »
OK  laid them down this morning maximizing the coverage where I think I need it....

MUCH better on the legs!



I took a pic of the boot scraper mat that I use as well.....

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2018, 03:43:30 PM »
Just the ticket!

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2018, 04:02:07 PM »
Those should help a lot with the leg(s) Dave.


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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2018, 09:32:09 PM »
Dave,
Those are the floor mat's that I use in my home shop. For everyone else they are available at Home Depot. Since I moved the shop I need to get a few more, they come in packs of 4 and are 2 foot square. Yes the vacuum is good but also a pliers to pull out chips helps.
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As you probably noticed stuff fly's in the shop. At work I use a divider but stuff goes over the top and under the bottom, and shoes track it all over. Not that you are working with long strings of zink, but...The scrubby mats sound like a great idea.
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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 09:36:22 PM »
Dave,
Those are the floor mat's that I use in my home shop. For everyone else they are available at Home Depot. Since I moved the shop I need to get a few more, they come in packs of 4 and are 2 foot square. Yes the vacuum is good but also a pliers to pull out chips helps.
Carl,
As you probably noticed stuff fly's in the shop. At work I use a divider but stuff goes over the top and under the bottom, and shoes track it all over. Not that you are working with long strings of zink, but...The scrubby mats sound like a great idea.
Art

I tell you what Art....they work nice.   I'm much more comfortable out there...even with a compromised leg...Amazing how hard that floor gets

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2018, 10:53:51 PM »
Hello Dave,

I have those anti fatigue mats all over my workshop floor. I also have those mats with holes in front of each machine. The holy mats let the swarf bits fall through and they also act like shoe wipers. The combination is very easy on the feet and knees.

I also have a favourite pair of foam soled sandals which are in effect 'anti fatigue mat' shoes. Not much toe protection with sandals though.

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2018, 11:23:52 PM »
been looking at those interlinking mats in my "B&Q" hardware store Dave and seeing yours convinced me, the rubber mats I laid a few years ago are so bad and worn they are becoming dangerous plus my old legs and feet need some help

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2018, 11:34:21 PM »
You’ll love them. I think these are a bit softer than the ones with holes.

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Re: Getting some antifatique mats today
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 12:51:39 AM »
YUP...I'm putting them all over the shop....though not now.

I'm going to blank that rod...maybe tonight....or at least this week.

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