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I am fortunate that I now get to spend a lot of time in my shop. I keep a laptop on one of my worktables and have a stool there to sit on. The stool is fine for a few minutes but it sure isn't the gold standard! It puts my legs to sleep and after a bit, my butt hurts.

I have read some glowing reviews and reports on "tractor seat" stools and thought about giving one a try. Ordering stools is a shot in the dark at best and I have spent time on this search before.

Here is what I have but now wanting something better. Advice and experience would be appreciated.

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Edit: here's the spot where I want a better stool.
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My bench is rather high. I often do a lot of small work so needed an adjustable seat to sometimes get at eye level and others to look down. The foot rest adjusts to prevent the legs falling asleep problem.

My vote is for the drafting seat. Only problem occurs if you have an antifatigue matt in front of your bench. Rolling won't work.

http://www.staples.ca/en/Staples-Drafting-Chair-Black/product_559775_2-CA_1_20001

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I use the Kobalt pneumatic with a back rest from Lowes. Supposedly has a lifetime warranty.
 

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I use my old computer chairs with the backs removed to give an adjustable height and casters.
It means I can roll it around and sit at jobs else where in the shop.
 

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I just bought a swiveling stool similar to yours, but with a small backrest and the hydraulic adjustment for up and down. My original stool, wooden with a swivel top, had wooden legs and was a bit high. The new one has a perfect height adjustment range to me. Seems to be well built, with the bottom a powder coated black. Four legs. Cost $40
 

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I have 2 craftsman high stools with backs and hydraulic lift. They are comfortable for me and the right height for my work bench.
Craftsman Black Adjustable Hydraulic Seat



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I also have a Seville stool from Sam's Club that is lower and I use it for Tig welding. It is also adjustable butI i removed the little back brace or back breaker as I like to call it,
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Additional info: I bought it at Costco.
 

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I used to use a non-adjustable stool but my shop is very small. The section of my bench where I do my sit-down work is not too high. So I replaced the stool with one of the folding metal chairs that the National Guard armory was getting rid of. I happen to know that they cost $7.00 each, shipping included, in the early 1990s and were made in the USA. I use a piece of folded cardboard as a cushion so I'm not worried about it getting dirty. It folds to under three inches wide.

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Honda Odyssey seat with 1K lb. lazy Susan and casters. It also reclines when you have the need to ponder.



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Savarin gifted this to me when he got a new comfortable office chair.
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Savarin gifted this to me when he got a new comfortable office chair.
That seems like a very good chair. Keep you from resting on your "laurels".
 
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Most of our stuff at work comes from eidos. Not cheap, but built for industrial use.
 

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I have one but don't use it to sit on. At present, my 12 inch rotary table is parked on it. :)
 
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Savarin gifted this to me when he got a new comfortable office chair.
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Where do you attach the electrodes?

Woha, that not a electric chair! Nevermind.
 

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I have two different style stools, one without a back and a bar stool swivel with back rest. Any time I can find a place to put what's on the stools I can sit on them.

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I use a sit/stand stool I got from McMaster Carr, their #8225T62, rugged as hell and very adjustable, kinda pricey, but the coolest looking stool you will ever see. It also is a great stool for maintaining a semi stand-up position when playing an electric keyboard or other instrument where a more vertical position with some weight off the feet is desired.
 

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I am fortunate that I now get to spend a lot of time in my shop. I keep a laptop on one of my worktables and have a stool there to sit on. The stool is fine for a few minutes but it sure isn't the gold standard! It puts my legs to sleep and after a bit, my butt hurts.

I have read some glowing reviews and reports on "tractor seat" stools and thought about giving one a try. Ordering stools is a shot in the dark at best and I have spent time on this search before.

Here is what I have but now wanting something better. Advice and experience would be appreciated.
View attachment 231519

Edit: here's the spot where I want a better stool.
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I had something like that, then I remembered my hobby was cutting metal. :)

I took about 6 inches off each leg with a tubing cutter and that made things much better. If you want more comfort then that there is always the living room recliner. Mine is now perfect for an extended stay at the milling machine.
 
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I use a sit/stand stool I got from McMaster Carr, their #8225T62, rugged as hell and very adjustable, kinda pricey, but the coolest looking stool you will ever see. It also is a great stool for maintaining a semi stand-up position when playing an electric keyboard or other instrument where a more vertical position with some weight off the feet is desired.
Here's a photo of Richard's chair:
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Quote 79934, member: 43583"]Here's a photo of Richard's chair:

I have one of those that I use for an adjustable telescope viewing chair, it's a real back and knee saver when the old eyepiece gets closer to the ground.
I use an unpadded metal swivel stool with adjusts from almost a standing lever down to a knee high level. Although its unpaged my boney little old
butt has no trouble with it at all. Most of my shop benches and machinery are at standing height so I don't really need to sit very much.
 

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I use an inexpensive upholstered office chair, a.k.a. "task chair", with the pneumatic lift and back support. It's been in my garage for over 20 years, and still going strong. I can't imagine sitting on a hard stool to work out there. A comfortable chair lets you focus on the detail work, not on your discomfort. :)
 

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I use an old swivel bar stool for the lathe and the mill as both stands are on Lev - La feet and the hieght is perfect for me. Anything sitting on or near the floor I have an old formed plywood school chair with the legs cut down and castors fitted. very comftable.
 

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I am fortunate that I now get to spend a lot of time in my shop. I keep a laptop on one of my worktables and have a stool there to sit on. The stool is fine for a few minutes but it sure isn't the gold standard! It puts my legs to sleep and after a bit, my butt hurts.

I have read some glowing reviews and reports on "tractor seat" stools and thought about giving one a try. Ordering stools is a shot in the dark at best and I have spent time on this search before.

Here is what I have but now wanting something better. Advice and experience would be appreciated.

View attachment 231519

Edit: here's the spot where I want a better stool.
View attachment 231527
The best stool I have ever seen come out of a
Train locomotive the drivers set it was for sale but more money than I was willing to pay for it .
It think it had a back on it .
And I think they wanted $200. For it .
I wish I had bought it now.
 

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I am fortunate that I now get to spend a lot of time in my shop. I keep a laptop on one of my worktables and have a stool there to sit on. The stool is fine for a few minutes but it sure isn't the gold standard! It puts my legs to sleep and after a bit, my butt hurts.

I have read some glowing reviews and reports on "tractor seat" stools and thought about giving one a try. Ordering stools is a shot in the dark at best and I have spent time on this search before.

Here is what I have but now wanting something better. Advice and experience would be appreciated.

View attachment 231519

Edit: here's the spot where I want a better stool.
View attachment 231527
I found a nice drafting chair on wheels for $10 at a garbadj sale. Very comfy, and the foot rail gets used. Were I to buy new, I'd go for the extra padding of the deluxe model.
https://www.staples.com/Office-Star-Deluxe-Ergonomic-Drafting-Chair-Navy/product_803358
 
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I have 2 craftsman high stools with backs and hydraulic lift. They are comfortable for me and the right height for my work bench.
Craftsman Black Adjustable Hydraulic Seat



Description Item # 00949860000P Model # KKU-1783
Take a Load off with the Craftsman Black Adjustable Hydraulic Seat $79.00

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I have one of these in the shop. It's okay, I think the flat stool is a better choice for the shop. The real problem I have with mine is one of the adjustable pads is broken out. It has a flat tire. I need to make a steel one to take the place of the plastic one that broke out. Might as well make a full set and replace all of them while I'm at it.
 
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