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    Looking for a comforterble stool with a back for scrolling. So far the Kobalt from Lowes looks good. any suggestions ? budget is up to $ 100.00
    Last edited by Oldwildcat; 12-08-2011, 10:41 PM.
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    I have the Craftsman and It has held up well for 4 yrs.
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    • #3
      Saw an ad in the paper the other day where Sears had a Craftsman Hydraulic Stool on sale for $50.00. It looked pretty good.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Okie View Post
        Saw an ad in the paper the other day where Sears had a Craftsman Hydraulic Stool on sale for $50.00. It looked pretty good.
        Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more

        I picked a stool up at goodwill.. $15
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        • #5
          I have had the same Sears stool for a couple years and it has been good until lately. For some reason the seat is at an angle...no matter how I turn the legs around, the seat is just not level....guess I need to stop using it and fix the darn thing.
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          • #6
            Thanks for posting that link to Sears, Dan! The stool is on sale for $49.99! On my way to Sears this morning!
            A buddy of mine bought a stool at Harbor Frieght, and the ball bearings dropped out after a couple of weeks. He took it back, exchanged it, and it only lasted a couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure it was about $30 or so. Get what you pay for, I guess!

            Paul
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            • #7
              Do NOT buy that stool from craftsman. I have the same exact one and it's terrible. I brought it a couple years ago. At first I didn't find it too bad. But after using it for a number of months, I don't know what happened to the cushion but it became like I was sitting on cement. There is not a lot of cushion in there to begin with, but the little there was just got all flattened out and I'm a 195 lb man. It got to the point that after scrolling for a couple hours, my backside and lower back was killing me.

              I don't know what saw you have. I started on the Dewalt and since their stand cannot be adjusted, you do need a high stool. When I went to the EX with the adjustable stand, I ran to Staples and got a nice comfortable office chair and have never been more comfortable.

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              • #8
                Thanks, Sawdust! You just changed my mind! LOL! We are both 195 lbs. I'll just keep using my Walmart wooden stool with a small pillow my wife made for me until i can afford something better. I have a Hawk, and a Craftsman saw that i use for 2/0 blades exclusively. The Hawk just doesn't work well with the 2/0 blades.

                Paul
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                • #9
                  I have a wooden bar stool with a back that I got at a catalog return store for $15. It had a broken spindle in the back but doesn't cause a problem.

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                  • #10
                    I started this a few weeks ago.
                    http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/gen...-saw/41517.htm
                    Dan

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                    • #11
                      No problem Paul. Funny you mention about a pillow. That stool got to the point that I was looking for a seat pillow myself. But then my dewalt broke and I went to the EX with adjustable stand and decided on a nice office type chair from Staples. A think a problem with a lot of stools out there are that they are not meant to be sat on for long periods. When I scroll, I'm doing it for anywhere between 2 and 8 hours with a couple breaks inbetween. It's very important to be comfortable when doing this hobby.

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                      • #12
                        I was able to pick up a used bar stool from a fraternal organization that was updating theirs. Bar stools are made to sit on for a long time, so this one has a padded back and seat as well as the foot ring lower down. $5.00.

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                        • #13
                          I just took a look at the older thread on this subject. Someone posted a pic of a drafting stool. That is probably the way to go if you need a taller adjustable stool.

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                          • #14
                            I just use a swivel bar stool with a back on it & added the chair pad too. Even with the back on it, I can't cut unless I'm leaning over looking at the work piece. So, I don't use it, until I take a pause from cutting & lean back. I have problems with my back too. I would like to be able to lean back all the time, but, just don't know how I can. I have to be right there & in control. Good Luck
                            PERK

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                            • #15
                              My wife bought me a hair salon stool used by hair dressers it has a back and very comfortable. Hydraulic.
                              Rolf
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