A Video by Bikers for Bikers:
VIDEO/TUTORIAL/REVIEW: We are always looking for new things to spruce up the Law Abiding Biker® Podcast & Media garage/shop where we work on and film many of our free tutorial videos and our popular for purchase videos. We have wanted bar type swivel stools for some time to sit on in the shop. And just to hang out in the podcast/media studio. We have never broke down & made the purchase, because they can be so expensive depending on which logo is printed on them.
Pricing a Harley-Davidson Swivel Bar Stool on Amazon is $79.99. Love the HD stool, but it looks like so many other swivel stools and I'm sure it is basically the same. We did not want to pay for the HD logo, but just to get started with swivel shop stools. We have enough other expenses to deal with. I put this off for several years believe it or not.
I was walking through the Home Depot and stumbled upon some Husky Brand Bar Swivel Stools model #1656 for $18 each! And come to find out, this is the normal price. They looked exactly like the Harley Brand shop stools. I mean really, how much is there to a swivel bar stool?
So, I finally broke down and bought two of them for the shop & studio. They do require some assembly and of course we filmed it and made a tutorial video of you. In the video we also review the stools as I do in this article.
Each stool will take about 15 minutes to put together after un-packaging and assembly. Only a philips screw driver and a crescent wrench are needed at bare minimum. To speed the project up a socket will do.
Pros: These stools are solid and built well. There is no risk of collapse or tipping over under normal use. The swivel mechanism is surprisingly smooth and solid. It is quiet and makes no noise when swiveling. I was very delighted with the overall quality and build of these bar stools. The price point is right for bikers that want to add stools to their shop or garage.
Cons: I will tell you that the cushion is very thin and there is not much padding. Now, does this hurt me to sit on? Absolutely not, especially since we will be working on motorcycle maintenance projects while sitting on them. I would assume if you sat at the bar all day sitting on them then you might notice the thin padding more. Or you might just drink more to get rid of the pain.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW Model # 1656
- Dimensions: 16.1 in. W x 16.1 in. L x 28.3 in. H
- Product Weight (lb.) 13.43 lb
I also found these and purchased them. Of course I did a complete tutorial video and review.
Husky Brand Bar-Shop-Garage Swivel Stool
These stools are solid and built well. There is no risk of collapse or tipping over under normal use. The swivel mechanism is surprisingly smooth and solid. It is quiet and makes no noise when swiveling. I was very delighted with the overall quality and build of these bar stools. The price point is right for bikers that want to add stools to their shop or garage. I would bump up to to a five star is they were softer.
Thanks for the review. I to have been considering picking up a swivel stool to add to my collection of “stuff”. I normally don’t want to buy from the big box/corporate stores and try if I can to keep the money local. If I can’t find one of these at my local hardware store I may do the unthinkable and spend money at Home Depot.
I’m really glad you found the video useful. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Korey B. says
Stumbled upon this video after struggling with the lock nuts. Super helpful! Still had one bottom leg screw I couldn’t get in place all the way, but this thing is study despite that. Thanks for the video!