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Old 05-03-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
Scott Robertson
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I'm trying to finish my platform in my new garage gym. Does anyone know of an easy way to cut the rubber mats?

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Old 05-03-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Scott,

The way I cut them was using a recipocating saw. It may not be the easiest, but it was fairly simple and quick. Helps if you have a partner to assist.

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Old 05-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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3/4 inch rubber stall mats - just cut mine down last night with a good old utility knife. Scored it lightly, then sliced it through and through, no troubles.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:23 PM   #4
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:29 PM   #5
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I used a utility knife. Put a 2X4 just to the inside of were you want to cut, do a light cut, the weight of the mat will cause the cut to open. Then just keep cutting till your threw.

I've read a recipocating saw will work. I'm not sure if you need a special blade. I know most saws have major issues cutting rubber...
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:56 PM   #6
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The first time I used a circular saw.....what a mess, smoke and rubber dust everywhere. A utility knife is the way to go. Like Roger stated, put a 2x4 under, score it, the cut will open up and just finish it all the way through.
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:20 AM   #7
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I used a sashimi knife - like a hot knofe through butter!
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:18 AM   #8
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mmmmmm....sashimi...
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:01 AM   #9
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thanks for all the advice. My project for tonight.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:50 AM   #10
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utility knife is the easiest, least messy way
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