Pneumatic Stool with Backrest, Model# 710018
lasted almost 2 years
Decent cair but low quality cylinder lost pressure and drops all the way down. Given the use I expected it to last longer. I don't use this chair more than an hour or two at the most per day, and not every day. I'm also under 200 lbs. Seat lifts when you get off and drops when you sit on it, made it pretty unuseable. I was able to install a cut length of pipe around the piston rod to lock the seat at the fixed top height, as the finish and seat pad are still in great shape. Only issue was with the adjustment cylinder.
September 10, 2013
Pneumatic Stool w/ Backrest
Ordered two stools and they arrived yesterday. Went together fairly easy (remember not to tighten any nuts & bolts till the end). Sturdy and comfortable. Remember just got them yesterday - will update as time goes by. Thanks NT, fast delivery.
June 6, 2013
Fantastic Stool for the money, wasn't tough at all to assemble, although the instructions were of very little help. Lay out your tools, put everything together finger tight, then start with the bottom ring and tighten screws, working your way up. Personally I made the full round and snugged them all up, then went back and tightened them... 20 - 25 minutes start to finish.
Works well, reasonably priced, and since my work bench is higher than standard counter height, a must have for the shop. Looks great too!
June 2, 2013
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