Pneumatic Stool with Backrest, Model# 710018
Good Chair, could be better!
First, let me say this is a very good chair in terms of comfort, size, and style. I have sat in the chair for hours, and still feels very comfortable. The Back rest helps the experience. Also, it is a nice looking chair, even after about 2 years worth of use. Now the Bad; the back rest is loose, and rickety most of the time, even if you crank down on the adjusting screws, still comes loose. After approx 2800 hours use, (calculated for 1 year, 11 months, 7 hours a day) the pneumatic adjustment lever started becoming loose about 3 months ago, and kept losing pressure. The seat would slowly lose pressure, and I would have to jack it back up a few times a day. Now, it has completely failed, so I have to buy a new one. But, I have purchased another, Just WISH would have lasted longer than 2800 hours...
May 15, 2013
Good work stool
Needed a stool that is adjustable. Being tall and an amputee it's hard to find a seat that is comfortable. This one works perfect for me. I'm sure it'll work for someone with two legs also.
April 23, 2013
GREAT SHOP STOOL
This is a great stool for a garage shop thats not to expensive. Its adjustable and swivels and having a back rest is a must.
April 23, 2013
I bought the stool when itb was on sale. I wish I would have ordered three! I will reorder when funds permit. A great quality for the price and very much desired product for my shop. I do a lot of detail work and my back won't allow me to stand for long periods. Even though my pop always said "workers do not sit down", I do!
April 23, 2013
"Great Workbench Stool"
After doing quite an extensive internet search for a reloading workbench stool and reading numerous reviews on other stools I decided to go with this one.
I'm glad I did, once assembled this is a sturdy stool! I really like the pneumatic feature and backrest. It is really comfortable. I'm 6'3" 245lbs and have no issues with this stool. It works great for what I was looking for and was easy to assemble.
Just a quick note as others have posted, keep all fasteners loose while assembling. After all fasteners in place tighten while stool is upright and on a solid surface.
March 18, 2013
Great Stool For The Price
I needed a sturdy stool for my workbench and everything I looked at was 2 - 3 times the price of this one. It was easy to assemble in spite of the unhelpful instructions, and it seems to be pretty solid.
Fast shipping from NorthernTool added to the positive experience.
February 21, 2013
Take a seat...
My local store didn't have one of these stools available on display, but the Store Manager did me one better and let me take a look at the Mechanic's stool (one of these stools) which they're using in their own Northern Tool in-house repair shop. I'm not a heavy guy, but am taller (6'-4") and appreciate the range of height adjustment available with this model.
Like many other reviewers, I was searching for a decent quality, reasonably priced workshop stool. Compared to other stools, this one has some nice features that distinquish it from the bunch, such as adjustable height, removable backrest, 2-ring construction (which is sturdier than 1-ring), and adjustable caster feet (to even out the wobbles on irregular surfaces). As other reviewers have said, the "assembly instructions" sheet leaves much to be desired. Take some time to carefully unpack all the chair parts, pieces, and fasteners, study the photos closely, and use a little common sense and you'll have it together in no time.
It can be a little tricky for one person to handle the assembly solo, although not impossible. Have a 5mm hex wrench, 10mm socket (or open or box-end wrench), a 2-pt or 3-pt Phillips head screwdriver, and a little patience on hand. I had no problems assembling my stool - I found that it was helpful to assemble all 12 fasteners first (loosely), and then proceeded with final tightening beginning with the small upper ring, then large lower ring, and finally the base fasteners. There's a reason why the legs have slotted holes where they attach to the base, which you'll observe as you begin to tighten the legs at the base.
Overall, a good value for the money and it packs a few more 'deluxe' features that lesser stools don't posess. In my opinion, you won't be disappointed!
January 7, 2013
I will solve the issues with this stool going together correctly. This is a nice stool for the money easy to put together.
Gather you tools !!!!!
5mm hex wrench
Large phillips screw driver with a blunt point
10mm socket or box wrench either will work
4 hex bolts go in the top base with the legs and ring
Phillips hold the rings to the legs
1. leave everything VERY loose dont tighten anything on the base. Leave the top hex bolts in the top of the legs crazy loose so they can adjust themselves while tighting the rings.
2. Top ring goes on the outside bottom ring goes inside. The rings use the phillips heas screws
3. tighten top small ring fully first, then bottom ring, finally the seat base hex bolts that hold the top of the legs. All will be good if you do it in this order.
January 2, 2013
Great Shop Stool
I bought this stool for my garage woodshop to primarily use with my scroll saw. I was attracted to it due to the great price, for the features offered and for the look of the stool. It came in quickly after I ordered it and was packaged well. The parts are all tie-wrapped together, including the boxes with the smaller parts which helps keep everything together in the box. All parts were there and I put it together in 20-30 minutes. I like the powder-coated parts and they are not flimsy at all. The stool supports my 250 lb frame very easily and the seat is pretty well padded. I gave this stool a 4 star rating for the following reasons. The instructions are really the bare minimum. It's not hard to figure out how to put the stool together but it would be nice to have a few more photos and at least a "tools required" list. Be aware that the nuts and the cap screws are metric. I was also disappointed with the leg screws being phillips head screws. Square drive screws would have been much better here to help pull everything together. Lastly, the seat back is a bit low for me and it would have been nice to have a couple of height options for it. Like most everything today, this stool is made in China and it would be great if it was made in America. Still, for the price of the stool and the quality of the parts it is a bargain! I would definately buy another one.
December 11, 2012
I read the other reviews and decided to try it, but be on the look out for some of the issues others were having. Unboxed them and had them both together in less than 20 minutes. Look great, feel good. Instructions could be better.
November 11, 2012