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Old 11-09-2006, 04:59 PM
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Usefull tool?

Hey guys I was wondering if anyone here can coment on this tool. Is it really a back saver or a waste of money. I am interested in it because I have some serious back problems and do not want to quit what I love. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:08 PM
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I have never seen one of those but it sure looks like it would be great for a bad back! You just lay an your belly and work. I like it!
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Yes, it looks like it should work. But, I wonder if it allows you to work with out too much restriction or would it just be a pita to work with.
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I know people that would keep that in the bedroom.......................

I dont think that would help that much...You still have to move into lots of positions to do various things...........
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before you buy it try lying on your bed with your arms hanging off and see it you can put a puzzle together on floor.....if it gets uncomfortable then don't buy it....
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Haven't tried one yet but thinking about it....some of us have bellies that don't go well with lying on them!!

I think Northern Tool and possibly Harbor Freight has them also. Know I saw one in Northerns last mail-out but don't remember the price, seems it was quite a bit cheaper though.
Just checked Northern, they are listed for $210.

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I have not tried one either but as most of us here we all have opinions. I have back problems some days and I think that even though you are laying on your belly (and I have a big one of those) you would still be exerting pressure on your back to try and keep balanced using your legs to hold you there as you work. Have you tried a back brace of some sort? They may work just as well and you will still be mobile.
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I have seen those before , they have been around for a few years. Eventually I am going to buy one of those or make one. It looks like a back saver to me for sure.

I know when I'm doing tedious jobs in the back of a long engine compartment, I have a board that has some padding stapled to it that I lay across the rad support and firewall . Then I lay across it and can work for hours. Especially useful when doing a rewire on a pickup truck or similar activity.

It doesn't bother my arms to hang down, it is actually a relief to not have my knuckles dragging on the floor for a while.

That 250.00 is not a bad price.

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I definately need one of those. Expecialy in the application shown. I knkow when I work on my trucks, You either have to use a step ladder(wich if you get the weigh wrong it slips) or climb into the engine bay. Another vote for buy it!
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I could have used one when this pic was taken. I got dirty doing it this way! Ukky..
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That thing woudl be useful for certain jobs I think..

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