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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:
96% 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''
4.8 / 5.0
124 Reviews
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Excellent
Great mat. Protects my workbench.
March 17, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Really nice to clean up those over glued ares with a quick brush rather than scraping spills off the entire work bench
February 16, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
No Mess Mat
Great way to keep my workbench free of glue.
February 9, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice size for larger projects
February 1, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent product
I was a little skeptical when I purchased it, taking it out of the box and putting it on my table didn’t think it was going to have anything other than keeping the glue off the bench. I said a board on there grab my sander and I was standing it when I realized I didn’t need to put it in my vice clamps and bench dogs To hold it in place. It is amazing the other uses besides a glue mat , paint mat that it is usable for. It is well worth the money I paid for it
February 1, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Silicone Project Mat
I really like the size. It's great for most projects I have. I should have gotten 2 so that I could cover my entire workbench!
January 23, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
January 20, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent...fits my work bench perfect...
January 20, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Project mat
Makes gluing very easy to cleanup afterward and can be used over and over while remaining clean.
January 19, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Silicone Mat
These work great I was gluing up some panels. I got a little messy, ok, a lot messy. The glue popped right off the mat.
Saved me a lot of clean up.
January 17, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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To have a sustainable, reusable surface for finishing and glue ups that I can easily move on or off my work bench.
Jackson H on Mar 29, 2020
birthday present for my husband - he asked for it
Marilyn Mascitti A on Mar 22, 2020
To have a sustainable, reusable surface for finishing and glue ups that I can easily move on or off my work bench.
Jackson H on Mar 29, 2020
I needed one to cover work bench from glue.
Fred on Mar 23, 2020
birthday present for my husband - he asked for it
Marilyn Mascitti A on Mar 22, 2020
I do a lot of small engine repairs (chainsaws, etc.) Trying this mat to see if it protects my bench top from damage and gas/oil drips.
Dave B on Mar 18, 2020
PRODUCT OF CHOICE BY THE WORKERS IN THE SHOP
TIM M on Mar 17, 2020
easier clean up
Vince F on Mar 16, 2020
Saw on internet web page of workbench projects.
Brad K on Mar 7, 2020
Dried up glue comes off very easily
Kelan C on Mar 5, 2020
Hoping to protect my workbench during glue-ups
COLIN L on Feb 29, 2020
I have a few buddies that swear by these.
G Felix J on Feb 20, 2020
great product, exactly what we were looking for
Carlee L on Feb 4, 2020
Because Paul Jackman
Eddie B on Jan 28, 2020
just got a new bench and want to protect it
Thomas D on Jan 20, 2020
Was on sale and needed non slip surface for project finishing.
Jerry S on Jan 20, 2020
on sale , needed this.
Kriste T on Jan 19, 2020
Received one for Christmas. Need it to be longer.
Albert M on Jan 17, 2020
had the regular size one, but wasn't big enough.
Christopher C on Jan 17, 2020
This mat is extra large and super deep
Stephanie S on Jan 17, 2020
The pad really helps keep glue messes to a minimum.
derek l on Jan 14, 2020
Better than a paper underlay when gluing. Wet glue seeps moisture thru the paper.
Richard B on Jan 8, 2020
Large size for countertop protection in houses my company works in.
Dustin K on Jan 7, 2020
Needed a way to keep glue off bench.
N2ozi on Jan 4, 2020
Already have one works great and so easy to clean
Jerry L on Jan 1, 2020
My dad got one as a gift for Christmas and I couldn't wait to order one for my husband, too.
Amy V on Dec 30, 2019
I saw Glen from DIY Creators using this to control glue messes
Deborah B on Dec 30, 2019
I read good reviews and feel this would be useful with my wood projects.
ronald j on Dec 21, 2019
Have one, but needed another to cover my bench
Joe O on Dec 21, 2019
Keeps me from making a mess on my bench, when I glue up panels.
Bruce O on Dec 20, 2019
looks good and better than what I was doing in the past
Willie W on Dec 15, 2019
Gift item
MICHAEL G on Dec 14, 2019
Glue Control
Cody S on Dec 11, 2019
Rockier has a great name, great customer service, and exceptional choices of woodwork tools.
Kevin H on Dec 8, 2019
Looked like a safe christmas gift for a wood worker friend of mine who has her own garage wood shop. Didn't know what she already had and even if she had one of these looks like another would be a bonus.
Barb O on Dec 8, 2019
These mars were recommended by the Evan and Katlyn Pod Cast in their "Gift Guide and Favorite Things" Episode #046. If y'all aren't sponsoring them y'all totally should because your mats are in a TON of their videos!
Lili V on Dec 8, 2019
It was on my son's Christmas list
Barb L on Dec 6, 2019
Workbench protection
KAREN V on Dec 4, 2019
This is what my son needs.
Janet P on Dec 2, 2019
Good sale price. I've been looking at this for a while and decided to get it while on sale.
Mike R on Dec 2, 2019
Gift
Roy C on Nov 30, 2019
For glue ups
William W on Nov 30, 2019
Requested for Christmas
RHONDA S on Nov 29, 2019
I wish i had gotten the XL before, great work mat.
Matthew H on Nov 29, 2019
Saw on You Tube and would find useful.
Charles R on Nov 29, 2019
Gift for my husband
Nancy E on Nov 28, 2019
Keeps workbench clean.
Kenneth C on Nov 28, 2019
Christmas gift for my son.
Rod B on Nov 25, 2019
Christmas present for son
Patricia B on Nov 21, 2019
Black Friday Sale/Ad
J E on Nov 18, 2019
To try it out
Jerald H on Nov 13, 2019
I do a lot of sanding and gluing and need to protect my work.
tom p on Nov 8, 2019
I needed one to cover work bench from glue.
Fred on Mar 23, 2020
I do a lot of small engine repairs (chainsaws, etc.) Trying this mat to see if it protects my bench top from damage and gas/oil drips.
Dave B on Mar 18, 2020
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.
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
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 heat resistant/does it have a known melting temp?
Pfrancis on Dec 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is heat resistant. I don’t know the melting temperature. I use it on top of my tool box. I like it much better than the stainless work surface.
Is this mat solvent and oil resistant?
Marat Z on Sep 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It seems to resist everything but paint thinner. Mine started to warp so it no longer lies flat where paint thinner spilled before I cleaned it up.
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.
anyone solder on these?.. thoughts?..
Joel W on Jan 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried it.
It’s over $35 so its free shipping. I also have a 20% off coupon how do i use them both ?
Edward on Dec 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I use this for gluing and have the other stuff to go with it works great and the picture they have about holding stuff works to
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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