Here's the application. I have a jig that needs to sit on a
work top. I don't want to clamp it down (slight over kill
for the application) but I also don't want it to freely
The first candidate is the tape 3M sells for stair treads.
The trouble is that it's abrasive and the work top is
plastic laminate (will scratch up/look skanky quick).
So, what I'm looking for is a rubberized peel and stick tape
or film. Think of the handles you find on some tools. It's
rubbery and offers some *stickiness*. That's the stuff
though the stickier the better. Size matters a wee bit but
I could as easily use strips in lieu of full sheets. I
would like it to be fairly thin (1/16" to 1/8") and not
compress greatly under a load.
So, what are my options? Any chance of finding it locally
(hardware store) or a place like McMaster-Carr? I would of
course prefer local over ordering.
I know what I want, just don't know what it's called/what to
Thanking you in advance for your help but realizing this
doesn't relieve me of a proper thanks at the end.
Go to http://www.mcmaster.com and search for "rubber and foam
Regarding tool wrap, you can get this at McMaster (search "Strip-Wrap
Grips") but don't recommend it here.
Why not screw on some soft rubber feet? You can also find an assortment of
these at McMaster, or probably at the local hardware strore.
Second the motion. You can also buy it in sheets for use as rug pads (see
Drexel). It loses stickiness over time, but one sheet cut into strips will
give you a few decades worth of use .
I have a couple of 1/16 rubber mats used in offset printing. They're not
sticky, but very stable and might give you just enough friction for the app.
Ping me if this sounds workable.
Don't know how big the base of your jig is, but what about dipping it in a
shallow pan of the rubber coat that some folks use to coat the handles of
their tools? Here's one I found, got to be many more. Course, this may be
overkill for your application as well....
Be well, work wood,
I like this. It would work for some of my applications.
In the past I'd always seen these "tool dips" in magazine
ads and I wondered about the cheese factor. Being this is
UA100, who does have a brand loyalty to Loctite...
<<Plastidip is good.>>
Yes, it works as advertised. I wrecked one of the leveling feet on my
bandsaw's mobile base and the replacement HTC sent me was the wrong size.
Rather than wait for another one, I went to the hardware store but the only
correctly sized leveling feet I could find were all metal, not plastic
covered like the original. So I got a can of Plastidip and dipped the metal
part several times (with a few hours of drying time between each dipping).
It worked just fine.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
3M spray adhesive from your Scary Sharp (TM) kit,
The ultra-thin double-sided tape (not the foam based) used by graphic
artists (the dinosaur, pre-computer types),
Multiple suction cups and a little water. Fasten the cups to the bottom of
the fixture, wet the cups and the surface, push down,
Rubber cement used in moderation. It will peel off the laminate ... and if
you put a piece of lamnate on the bottom of your jig you shouldn't have
Those 3M removable hooks with the pull-tab adhesive release. They come with
extra adhesive strips,
That clear, semi-tacky snot some printers use to hold those mass-mailing
things together. Your local print shop may know what it is and may be able
to give you a small stash from their industrial-sized container,
Shellac. Dab a puddle, place fixture on puddle, let dry. Removal requires an
application of alcohol. Again, laminate on the bottom of the fixture may
well ease cleanup.
Hope this helps, and Happy New Year,
If the Canuck tape is too pricey - the local Borg sells PSA (one side) non-skid
pads. They come in strips, circles, etc. See if they're 'sticky' enough. It's
about 1/16" or so thick, you'll have to determine if it's too resiliant for your
Unisaw A100 wrote:
Rust-Oleum sells a textured rubber coating that you spray on, it comes in
the typical spray paint can. I got mine at a Dollar Store. Specifically
marked to spray on garden tool handles, hand tools, step ladder steps.
Flexible and Waterproof
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