Sitting on a stool is a famously popular activity the world over. Add some slakey beverages, put the stool at a bar, and folks will part with substantial sums of money and time. If you’re reading this chances are your stool of choice is out in the garage, probably has some wheels on it, and most certainly has a wrench or two sitting on the handy built-in tray. Such is the dual purpose of the mechanic stool, also known as a roller seat or pneumatic chair.
The primary task is to provide a place to sit and work in those rare cases when you’re not underneath the car or hunched over a fender with your head in an engine bay. Trim removal or bodywork, brake pad and shoe swaps, or in this case, cleaning up the electrical connectors and grounds on a motorcycle. The second great function of the stool is to serve as a home for tools while you work. Wrenches, a can of electrical contact cleaner, a bristle brush or block of wood are a gorilla arm reach away.
These seats come in all manner of configurations, from the basic non-adjustable type right up to wheeled and adjustable height versions with built in sliding drawers for more permanent tool storage. This mechanic stool has adjustable seat height and a set of wheels, but only a single circular tool tray. The mechanic stool is also handy for playing a bit of garage shuffleboard or concrete curling when working on multiple projects, or when it comes time time to put the tools back up. Just aim and roll.