View Full Version : anti-static work mat and wrist strap?

07-19-2007, 03:48 PM
Could anyone tell me where to get a good anti-static work mat and wrist strap?

The wrist straps are everywhere but I'm having a hard time finding the work mat. You know, just something to put over a table while I build.


07-19-2007, 05:30 PM
I don'tknow about an anti-static work mat, but I've used the empty antistatic bag from the motherboard as a work surface cover.

07-19-2007, 06:15 PM
All the Intel motherboard manuals recommend using a "Electrostatic discharge (ESD) workstation using an antistatic wrist strap
and a conductive foam pad. If such a station is not available, you can provide
some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a
metal part of the computer chassis."

I did find a good selection a anti-static work mats here http://www.stanleysupplyservices.com/brand.aspx?id=73&cid=152

Maybe this is overkill.

Jamie Nixx
07-19-2007, 06:48 PM
Just a bit of overkill :rolleyes: ;)

An Antistatic wrist strap is sufficient mate.

Just cover your table with a towel or a piece of a cardboard. You don't really need a mat.

The Wise Monkey
07-23-2007, 08:42 AM
You know those anti-static bags that HDs, mobos etc come in? Free anti-static mats right there. :D

07-27-2007, 07:44 AM
I use the bags from motherboards I also use latex rubber gloves for added protection.