Re: Anti Static soldering mats

wohlsson .

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM wohlsson . via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Yes, these silicone mats are nice for bench work/kit building. I have been using the one
below now for a few months. Grand kids orginally bought one for craft projects and I was
attracted to the large 1/2" sides to contain things. Also the large working area allow me to
also place test equipment/tools on the work area and still have lots of space. I use a anti-static
wrist band when needed. 



On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:55 PM Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
We have rolls of material that look similar at work. They cut it to size for the work area but then the corner gets punched and a snap terminal installed which has a lead connecting it to ground.

I've been starting to look for a small anti-static mat for my home bench and these that were mentioned look nice since they have the raised edge to help keep things from escaping.


On 4/14/2019 5:05 PM, AG1P Ron wrote:

I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -

This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static resistant, If you want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an anti static wrist band


72 - Ron - AG1P


From: [] On Behalf Of Tim McDonough N9PUZ
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats


Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?


On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

Virginia NV5F



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