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By Benchwayze
#1304865
Hi folks,

I am a lot closer to getting back home, and I mentioned my desire to work in my shop to the physios here in Rehab. They were a little dubious, but when I said I could do most jobs from the right kind of seat, they gave way a little.

I was thinking of a good heavy duty, swivelling stool. It needs to have a positive height adjustment, locking castors and a safe, reliable low back. Does anyone on the forum use such a thing? If so any advice would be welcome. I haven't spent much money over the last two months, here in Rehab, so I can afford a 'proper job'! :mrgreen:

Thanks in anticipation

John (hammer)
By Dibs-h
#1304881
Benchwayze wrote:Hi folks,

I am a lot closer to getting back home, and I mentioned my desire to work in my shop to the physios here in Rehab. They were a little dubious, but when I said I could do most jobs from the right kind of seat, they gave way a little.

I was thinking of a good heavy duty, swivelling stool. It needs to have a positive height adjustment, locking castors and a safe, reliable low back. Does anyone on the forum use such a thing? If so any advice would be welcome. I haven't spent much money over the last two months, here in Rehab, so I can afford a 'proper job'! :mrgreen:

Thanks in anticipation

John (hammer)


Sorry to hear that John - hope things improve on all fronts.

Seat - I've vaguely seen some sort of plastic things with a low back - bit like bar or breakfast bar stools. Not sure what adjustment or wheels exist for them.

Or how about some kind of "hybrid" - find the right kind of chair (just for the frame, wheels & adjustment) remove the seat bit (usually bolted to the base) and then fit a stool type top to it? That's if what you want isn't readily available at a decent price.

EDIT: https://www.equip4work.co.uk/office-fur ... op-chairs/ didn't know such a thing existed as "workshop chairs" but I suppose until you go looking for stuff, you never really know. :lol:
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By Droogs
#1304884
You may find these guys useful John, they have "proper job" stools
https://www.posturite.co.uk/ergonomic-c ... hairs.html
By beech1948
#1304886
John15 wrote:John, this company has a good selection of comfortable adjustable stools. https://www.wayfair.co.uk/keyword.php?k ... esk+chairs.
Get well soon.

John


I have bought stuff from Wayfair and found the items to be poor quality combined with poor service. I could not recommend them.
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By Bm101
#1304953
Had a look round the net a bit John and struggled with the locking casters. It's all in the search terms as normal on the web.
'load dependent braked casters work stool'
https://www.google.com/search?q=load+de ... 20&bih=975

Looks like Reichelt.com are a good contender, watch for added shipping costs from Germany.
Backless:
https://www.reichelt.com/gb/en/topstar- ... D_BwE&&r=1

One you could ride down the pub but it might get you round the need for a backrest and its an all inclusive price on the bay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/HJH-Office-665 ... gKXn_D_BwE

With backrest by a company called Werksitz :
https://www.werksitz.com/produkt/labor/ ... 920_GMP_05
On sale below for £30 but you will need to create an account to check for shipping costs to add to that. If you fancy this one it might be better to contact the manufacturer directly first. I can't easily find a UK distributor.
http://click.hirshop.com/index.php?main ... ts_id=1365

All the best
Chris
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By Benchwayze
#1304964
Thank you friends. Both for your well wishes and your tireless surfing. I was going to spend an hour or two myself today, but it seems you have done the work for me, and I am most grateful. I was just hoping that someone else on the forum already used such a stool in the shop. I am worried that it will be like PC chairs. I go through those quite easily, but most of them are not good quality of course.

I don't envisage planing from a stool, so I will find a stance that supports me until I am more or less normal on my feet. I have seen one or two stools that look as if they will be fine for sawing and chiselling at the bench, so once again my thanks to everyone.

As usual you turn up trumps.

Thanks again

John (hammer)
By lurker
#1305042
My father in law had a "bar stool" chair with arms.
It also had a low back which was quite useless.
He used it in the kitchen but got into the habit of just squatting onto the front seat edge which is an accident waiting to happen.

I caution you about getting a chair (or stool) higher than "normal height" with casters, as I can pretty much guarantee you will go to sit down and the thing will run away from behind you.

What about a decent computer style swivel chair that has a piston height adjuster?
I wonder if some of these are specially made so that little people can sit at a normal desk.?

As others have said, explain to the physio folks what you plan to do and they will advise.
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By Benchwayze
#1305685
Thanks Bod.

In fact I have been looking at an NHS style 'perching stool'. The splay legs are a problem at times, but I shall just have to watch where I put my tootsies!

Thanks again

John :D
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By Benchwayze
#1305689
lurker wrote:
I caution you about getting a chair (or stool) higher than "normal height" with casters, as I can pretty much guarantee you will go to sit down and the thing will run away from behind you.


Hi Lurker.

I know the scenario. But as there is a mere three feet between my bench and my Sedgwick P/T the chair wouldn't go far before stopping. However it is a thought, which is why I have given attention to a perching stool. Plus that occupational therapy might loan me one!

John (hammer)