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Old 05-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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I got tired of my 2X12's splitting. Found this idea on utube.
I bought a 4X6 horse stall mat at Tractor Supply for $40, cut it up into 24 12X12's. Gave 12 to my FIL and I use 12 under my 6 point level up jacks. Seems to be working good. They are rubber, made from recycled tires.

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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That is a great idea! Good thinking.
Now as a city slicker I'm guessing a horse stall matt is a hard rubber or plastic mat.
Are they very heavy?
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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I made a set of four last week from 2x6 boards sandwiched between 1/4 in plywood.
Glued and screwed the lot together and then coated the works with some Flex Seal and then screwed rope handles on.

I am not sure how they will work out so I am going to try you idea next.
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Hard rubber. The mat weighs 100 lbs. Easy to cut with a metal straight edge and a box cutter knife. Went through 3 blades.

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
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Hard rubber. The mat weighs 100 lbs. Easy to cut with a metal straight edge and a box cutter knife. Went through 3 blades.

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Jig saw would be my choice may lube the blade with some soapy water.

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:14 PM   #6
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Use walmart plastic cuting boards for our pads. Light weight and stiff enough. Being out here in Amish country never thought to use the horse mat...

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Hard rubber. The mat weighs 100 lbs. Easy to cut with a metal straight edge and a box cutter knife. Went through 3 blades.

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At 1/2 for mat, that's 50 lbs. Pretty expensive in lost cargo ability.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
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Just covered a Lynx block with alum tread plate top and bottom and bolted to pad. Don't have to store anything.
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