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Benchwayze

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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)
 

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Can't help you with the seat, John, but you have my very best wishes. I hope you are soon fighting fit.
 

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Benchwayze":3s3lwosj said:
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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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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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)
 

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just a thought could the hospital occupational health department help getting a suitable stool/low back chair
 

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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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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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lurker":fmxu3pt7 said:
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)
 
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