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Rockler Silicone Project Mat XL


Features the same non-stick properties as our silicone glue tools—larger 23-1/2''W x 30-1/4''L size is ideal for standard workbenches.
Item #
59282
Rating:
98% of 100

The Rockler Silicone Project Mat XL is made from easy-to-clean silicone so wet glue rinses off and dried glue peels off. This larger size measures 23-1/2''W x 30-1/4''L—ideal for use with standard workbenches. In addition, the interlocking design lets you chain together as many as you need end-to-end to cover your bench. Use anywhere you want to protect your work surface or your project, whether in the garage, shop or even on the dining room table. Since the mat is heat-resistant, it also works well as a protective barrier for hot glue guns. The material is soft, and one side has a textured surface to trap debris that could scratch or dent your project. The non-textured depressions at the front help to keep screws and fasteners from rolling off the bench.

Features:

  • Silicone material is heat-resistant and easily cleaned—dried glue peels right off
  • Rolls up for easy storage
  • No memory—always lays flat when in use
  • Ribbed pattern on one face helps protect your project by trapping abrasive debris
  • Shallow trays at front help to keep screws and fasteners from rolling off bench
  • Also works great as a sanding pad to protect your workpiece and hold it in place

Note: Not for use with CA glue. Seam between multiple mats resists leakage, but is not leak-proof.

(1) Rockler Silicone Project Mat XL
More Information
Weight 3.4000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Silicone
  • Overall Dimensions: 23-1/2''W x 30-1/4''L
  • Thickness: 1/8''
4.9 / 5.0
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Perfect glue up mat
It's big and nothing sticks to it.
October 8, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Silicone Project Mat
Work great saves a lot of time when you are gluing thing together. Glue dose not stick to it.
October 7, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great item
I love this silicone mat. Makes a great work surface for whatever I’m doing. Protects the table/workbench underneath and washes clean easily. Great product, if a bit pricey.
September 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Great project/gluing mat. Wish they had come up with this item sooner!! Buy it, you won't be sorry!!
August 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Silicone for difficult jobs..
My first job for the mat was to use the reverse flat side to do a tricky carbon fiber-epoxy layup, with a perfectly flat surface the end result.
Great for making prototypes in this way.

JB
August 21, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Haven’t used it yet
August 19, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Love these mats.
I have two of these mats and use them to protect guitar projects and they work well as router mats for many other projects. They are great for keeping glue off your work bench tops, too.
August 10, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love it I could use two more the same size.
I have only started using this product. But clean up has been cut in half. I could use two more this size. Maybe after my next sale.
August 5, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Project Mat
With several projects completed, I am very pleased with these mats. I bought 2 and may end up purchasing a couple more. I also work on sewing machines and firearms and will use these in that part of the shop also.
August 5, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great value and size, flexible, rolle easlie, great protection for work surface, thanks Rockler!
August 4, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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I think the comment about using waxed paper and taping it down etc and cleaning the semi dried glue I slop all over made me splurge on a more professional look.
William H on Oct 13, 2019
need soft surface for guitar work
David S on Oct 10, 2019
I think the comment about using waxed paper and taping it down etc and cleaning the semi dried glue I slop all over made me splurge on a more professional look.
William H on Oct 13, 2019
All ready have one. Want to cover my workbench with the mat.
Gregory S on Oct 13, 2019
need soft surface for guitar work
David S on Oct 10, 2019
Tired of using wax paper and taping the wax paper down and still getting glue on the bench top. This system looks a lot better and I have had great success using the other Rockler gluing tools.
Lawrence S on Oct 1, 2019
Recommendation
Robert M on Oct 1, 2019
Looks like it will save time and stress during glue up.
John T on Sep 29, 2019
Easy Clean up
MARVIN B on Sep 29, 2019
Already have a couple of the smaller ones, needed a larger one.
Frank M on Sep 17, 2019
size and discount
jonathan m on Sep 14, 2019
I have one and I love it
todd j on Sep 4, 2019
It will protect my workbench and easy cleanup.
Eduardo S on Aug 22, 2019
I was using a cardboard box and wanted something that looked a little nicer on my bench.
Drew on Aug 8, 2019
Protect workbench top; gluing
Rick C on Aug 2, 2019
Like Bill Clinton ... nothing sticks to it.
Gerald G on Jul 30, 2019
WOOD GLUE
Thomas U on Jul 29, 2019
I have the smaller mat, but can also use the bigger mat
James M on Jul 28, 2019
Good reviews, although somewhat pricy.
John D on Jul 27, 2019
It exactly fit my requirement. Please change my first name to David. Thankyou
Davis S on Jul 26, 2019
I have the smaller version and it works well - I think I will try using these to cover my table saw and router table when not in use - I had some rust form and have since cleaned it up, but I bet this will be a good habit to get into - plus it will protect my table tops - small investment I figure with coupon and discount for two, an I already know they work well!
Ken D on Jul 26, 2019
Totally unique, extremely useful .
Joe on Jul 26, 2019
Great everyday cover for table saw.
JBIRD on Jul 19, 2019
I had just bought one last weekend and it was wonderful, so I wanted both fo them to link up and cover the entire length of by sjoverg work bench.
Emanuel M on Jul 18, 2019
Don’t have one, like the versatility of the mat.
Richard B on Jul 14, 2019
Ease of clean-up and cushioned surface.
Hank on Jul 10, 2019
I would use wax paper to protect my bench. Now I won't have to keep throwing away the paper.
William A on Jul 7, 2019
To protect my workbench
Roderick C on Jul 3, 2019
This looks like a good bench pad and it's the right size.
Wesley J on Jul 2, 2019
I want to try this for glue-ups. It seems like it would work better than the wax paper I currently use.
Norm on Jul 2, 2019
To make clean-up faster.
Bruce H on Jun 27, 2019
I bought this to protect my table saw and extension tables so that they can serve as additional work space
Michelle D on Jun 21, 2019
Good size, I like the easy clean up
Jeffrey L on Jun 21, 2019
stop getting glue on bench
James H on Jun 20, 2019
Already have one, and love it! Can't wait to be able to spread out multiple mats for larger jobs.
Joy T on Jun 20, 2019
protects workbench and dried glue peels off
Gary S. J on Jun 19, 2019
I have the smaller glue mat that works great thought I'd try a XL for my work bench
Tim Z on Jun 19, 2019
Saw a few people using it on YouTube and really liked it!
Frederick H on Jun 19, 2019
To make clean up easier.
Everett M on Jun 19, 2019
To protect my worktop while glueing
Al V on Jun 18, 2019
To be able to do glue ups on my table saw and benches without worrying of glue squeeze out
jin r on Jun 16, 2019
I’ve seen a lot of woodworkers swear by these and it’d be nice to not have to tape down paper every time I do a glue up or mess with epoxy.
Graham M on Jun 16, 2019
I needed a protective mat for my workbench that allowed easy cleanup. It doubles as a good sanding pad as well.
Paul J on Jun 15, 2019
easy glue cleanup
larry b on Jun 14, 2019
Needed a cover for my workbench, this fit the bill. Besides who doesn't like easy glue clean up.
William B on Jun 14, 2019
I need a larger mat for gluing up projects. I have grown tired of having to chisel glue off of my workbench.
Benjamin N on Jun 13, 2019
Tired of scraping glue off of work bench.
Ed N on Jun 5, 2019
Thought it would help provide stability when sanding on flat surfaces and like larger size.
Wayne K on Jun 5, 2019
to catch glue when working at my bench
TERRY A on Jun 3, 2019
Sounds like a great product
Delbert D on Jun 2, 2019
I have a smaller one that works well for smaller stuff, so a larger one for bigger glue-ups is nice to have.
Alan F on May 30, 2019
To protect work surface from glue during clamp assembly.
David B on May 29, 2019
All ready have one. Want to cover my workbench with the mat.
Gregory S on Oct 13, 2019
Tired of using wax paper and taping the wax paper down and still getting glue on the bench top. This system looks a lot better and I have had great success using the other Rockler gluing tools.
Lawrence S on Oct 1, 2019
Will wood stain stain this mat?
Larry N on Oct 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The mat was designed mostly for glues. Stains and paint should wipe up easily, but could potentially leave behind a stain if left to dry. I would recommend testing on a small inconspicuous area before staining or painting.
Is the mat dishwasher safe?
Andrew R on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know.
Will resin also peel off this mat?
Jane F on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Is it epoxy resin? I turn the mats I have over when glueing anything to the smooth surface and peels right off. If the harder and resin are mixed, epoxy will bound to anything. When working with epoxy I use wax paper.
I need a 23-1/2 square to fit my bench. Can I cut this to fit?
Darrell F on Nov 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Scissors or a utility knife would easily be able to cut it.
Is it chemicle resistant for mechanics bench?
Kevi on Feb 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have used my mats for my gunsmith's bench rather than in conjunction with a mechanic's bench. Mine handles the rather harsh chemicals used for metal and wood work very well indeed. I should think it would your needs.
Does it lay flat if you have the smooth side up?
Elena on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The mat lays flat with either the smooth or embossed side up. //m
Is this mat solvent and oil resistant?
Marat Z on Sep 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about oil, stain and glue don't hurt it
How well does it work with CA glue? Does CA easily come off?
Scott on Dec 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you get CA glue on the nubby side of the mat, it can difficult to remove. If it gets on the smooth and it is wiped off quickly and thoroughly, I don't see any residue. I have not left any CA glue on the mat for more than a couple of minutes so I don't know if there would be damage. I've never glued anything to the mat with CA glue. I use CA solvent to get the stuff off my fingers and I'd guess it would work on the mat. That's just a guess.
what are the dimensions of this mat? I need a rather large one that will still fit on my work bench if not fit on a designated area on shop floor for my larger sized projects.
Roger H on Jun 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 23-1/2''W x 30-1/4''L
Will a diode 5 watt laser cutter harm this mat?
Sam P on Jan 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: do not know i use mine for about everything very tough and works good
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