Craftsman rolling shop stool

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Old 08-01-19, 04:02 PM
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Craftsman rolling shop stool

I have a craftsman number WS140209720M Rolling shop stool (one you can sit on and work on projects close to the floor) that no longer works. It has some type of complessed air or spring loaded cylinder under the seat that allows you to raise and lower it by lifting a small handle under the seat. I would like to buy another one, but it seems as though it is no longer made or sold by Craftsman outlets. Any clues as to where to buy a replacement?
 
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Old 08-01-19, 04:26 PM
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I found out that that Craftsman has discontinued the item (actually item# 8475071 Ace hardware) There is one in Sacramento but it is not worth the extra 20 bucks on top of the 30 dollar price tag to get it. This one will have to do without the adjustment feature for awhile lol
 
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Old 08-01-19, 05:56 PM
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Usually with the piston operated chairs..... you can pull the chair up manually and then set the height. I had a friend that worked for an office supply company...... they'd get piles of the chairs that stopped working.
 
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Harbor Freight sells such a stool. They currently have it on a coupon special for about $20.

Northern Tool also has a couple of similar stools.
 
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Old 08-02-19, 12:13 AM
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just google replacement pneumatic pistons, it's out there somewhere!

https://www.chairpartsonline.com/gas-lift-cylinders/
 
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After welding the upper mount back in place (I didn't think I was ThAT fat) I just gave up on the piston and put a hose clamp to hold the piston at the height I needed it. My daughter has an Amazon Prime account and I order a WEN from there. (about 30 bucks) It says to not apply heat to the cylinder, whats in there?
 
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I suspect the heat can damage seals causing the cylinder to leak, but it sounds like yours already has. I used to have an office chair that had the cylinder go weak. I cut off a piece of 2" [?] PVC to slide over it to hold the chair at the desired height.
 
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