Creep in Comfort – Mychanic Sidekick Stool Review
If you’re fortunate enough to have a motorcycle lift in your garage, congratulations; you have the ability to raise the motorcycle you’re working on up to a comfortable work level. If you’re like the rest of us, who work on bikes while they’re propped on its sidestand down near the ground, listen up, because this tool is for you.
Kneeling or squatting next to your bike to perform maintenance, install accessories, or just plain check the tire pressure can become a pain in the back. That’s why a rolling work stool should be standard equipment in your shop. This particular rolling creeper is the feature-packed deluxe edition. The Sidekick stool from new tool company Mychanic is more than just a place to park your butt.
The Sidekick stands 17″ tall, the perfect height for getting down to where you need, and it has a thick, comfortable, deep-cushioned seat on top. It rolls around your shop floor on strong 3″ rubber swivel casters, allowing for seamless movement, and the heavy-duty steel frame can support up to 450 pounds (and I’m happy to say I’m nowhere near that capacity-testing limit).
There are two smooth, gliding ball bearing drawer slides built into the base for quick and easy tool access. I keep my less-used tools and delicate items like a tire pressure gauge in there. The tool rack on the side is a great place to hang common screwdrivers and wrenches, and it keeps those tools more accessible. And, finally, there are two foldable magnetic trays on both sides to keep loose nuts and bolts at your fingertips, because those usually roll away when not captured in a magnetic tool tray. Great idea.
Using a Mychanic Sidekick stool will mean fewer trips to your big toolbox, less frustration from the dreaded where-did-that-screw-go feeling, and not having to see your chiropractor as often. He sure will miss you. AIM
Mychanic Sidekick – $99.99
- This article originally ran in American Iron Magazine Issue #345. Find it and plenty more great back issues and specials at GreaseRag.com