How Do You Cut Rubber Mat?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Barn Maintenance

How Do You Cut Rubber Mat?

This is a discussion on How Do You Cut Rubber Mat? within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • What is the easiest way to cut rubber material
  • How to cut hoarse mats

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-27-2008, 07:20 PM
  #1
Foal
How Do You Cut Rubber Mat?

I'm fixing up our 3rd stall for my mother-in-law's horse. I've cleaned it out and have the fill almost done.

I'm planning to use the heavy rubber mats that came in our other stalls. I'll be buying them tomorrow when our local Murdoch's has a big sale. Those things are heavy!

There's no way to get an exact fit since the stall is a bit under 14' by 14'. How do people cut these? I'm thinking that the very heavy rubber would kill any saws. I might try a carpet cutting razor knife with lots of spare blades.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I burned off a lot of calries earlier moving and tamping fill for the stall.

Steve
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-27-2008, 08:26 PM
  #2
Trained
I use a razor knife as you mentioned. Once you get one side scored, you can bend it and cut the rest of the way through.
     
    11-27-2008, 08:45 PM
  #3
Weanling
We cut ours with like an electric saw thing.
     
    11-28-2008, 11:57 PM
  #4
Foal
Would a sawzall do the trick. I have an assortment of blades so you can try a course blade or a metal cutting blade. I would think something made for wood (a course blade) would work the best.

Let me know who it works. I need to add stalls in the spring.

Eagle Eye 1
     
    11-29-2008, 10:45 AM
  #5
Weanling
We used a chain saw and then sanded the edges.
     
    11-29-2008, 03:34 PM
  #6
Weanling
I use a Sawzall with a plywood blade.
     
    12-01-2008, 04:34 PM
  #7
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by county    
I use a Sawzall with a plywood blade.
thats what my dad did when I wanted mats in my trailer... it stinks somthing bad though
     
    12-13-2008, 02:02 AM
  #8
Foal
We used a box knife to cut ours
     
    05-01-2010, 01:35 PM
  #9
Foal
Hi we cut rubber all the time with a cnc water jet profiling machine, it uses high pressure water and abrasives to waterjet cut through virtually any material.
Rubber can be cut into intricate shapes to high precision.
In your case the mat could be cut like a jigsaw puzzle making it easier to handle and install.
This could also be handy for you because once you have had the first set, when it needs replacing you could make a repeat order.
It is not a cheap as do it yourself methods but it is a professional way to cut rubber. Have a look at: www.safirewaterjet.co.uk to see samples of cut parts.

Safire
www.Safire.uk.com
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WANTED rubber pelham 6" hburke Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 08-20-2008 07:46 PM
Rubber or no Rubber??? BluMagic Horse Tack and Equipment 8 03-11-2008 07:34 PM
Rubber bit? October Horse Training 19 02-19-2008 06:11 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0