For more than a year now, we’ve resisted the impulse to join the herd of firms offering shop work standoffs, as they can be made so easily at home. Instead, we decided to offer the high-friction sheet material for you to apply to whatever you like, in whatever size and shape is most convenient.
Made in the USA, our 12" x 36" and 24" x 36" sheets can be cut to size with scissors and are backed with a high-shear, pressure-sensitive adhesive to let you quickly secure them to just about any surface.
We have, however, succumbed to the impulse to exercise a bit of lateral thinking on our position on work standoffs. A hockey puck may seem like a strange object to use as a work standoff, but we found it to be just about the right size for the application. At 3" in diameter by 1" thick and weighing 6 oz, it is both wide and heavy enough to make a stable platform.
To make it non-skidding, we had "grip discs" punched from the sheet material; just apply a 2-3/4" disc to each face and your hockey puck is transformed into a Bench Puck that can then be used to elevate your work for better access. Discs are also available in 1" or 2" diameters to let you quickly add a non-slip cushioned pad to just about any surface.
You don't need new pucks to make these – just reuse any old pucks you may have, even the chipped ones that the kids won’t play with anymore. Our pucks are the same top-quality Slovakian-made pucks that are widely used in North American amateur-league play.
We sell the 2-3/4" diameter by 1/8" thick discs in packages of eight (smaller sizes are in packages of 25), and new pucks individually for standoff-makers and hockey players alike; the prices are excellent for both!