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    Due to back issues I need to sit as much as I stand in the shop.I 'm looking for a height adjustable,stable, rolling stool. I've been looking at saddle stools and they seem like just the thing.Have you used one like this?




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    I have no back issues, I tried one in my office and for sitting at a desk it wasn't what I expected.
    I couldn't find the correct sitting position for working on the PC etc., but it's probably better for working in a shop ( different working positions).

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    Willy, just be careful what stool you purchase is 'stable' - I once had one toss me to the ground on a raised computer room floor as I scooted across it..





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    the design might allow your posterior to slide off the back when trying to roll backwards

    this is not a good scenario

    specially in a shop environment where there are all kinds of heavy cornered items for your head to bang into

    larger diameter wheels and a seat covering that hangs onto your butt are strongly suggested

    no need to ask how i know

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    My barber has one with a bicycle seat. He's into bikes deep.

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    I would THINK ( no experience) that a tractor seat might be better.

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    I agree with Kevin here





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    Quote Originally Posted by cathouse willy View Post
    Due to back issues I need to sit as much as I stand in the shop.I 'm looking for a height adjustable,stable, rolling stool. I've been looking at saddle stools and they seem like just the thing.Have you used one like this?




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    I've never used, but I have a friend who used one a few years ago as an office/desk chair. She loved it. Good for the old posture.
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    Herself had back problems when she was writing a book— long hours sitting. She bought a Salli saddle chair.



    It helped somewhat, but she missed having back support. (Looking at their website, I see that they do offer back support.)
    I use it at my workbench for restoring fountain pens. It's not bad, but I'd not be happy sitting in it all day.

    https://salliusa.com/

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    umm... made for kilt wearers...
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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