Step 2 Rugged Roll Work Seat
Step 2 Rugged Roll Work Seat. Click image to enlarge

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Step 2 Rugged Roll Work Seat

Step 2, one of the largest toddler toy manufacturers and marketer of high quality plastic products, has introduced a nifty little creeper called the Rugged Roll Work Seat. It features a carry handle for easy transportation, has a moulded-in cup holder for your favourite beverage, storage compartments underneath to hold tools, parts etc., and rugged durable tires that travel well on most surfaces. In the box are the roll seat and some neat checkerboard and flame decals to dress it up.

I have been using the Step 2 around my garage for a few weeks now, and it really is handy. It’s lightweight, well built and very strong. I used it to detail my tires and wheels, to wax the lower portions of my car and to do a brake inspection. It’s much easier on the back and these tedious tasks seem easier when sitting rather than kneeling (on my aged knees!). It would also work well for changing tires, doing body work, checking tire pressures, installing trim – the uses around the car are almost endless. It has other uses around the house as well, such as planting flowers and pulling weeds. The other day I had to fix my son’s bicycle and this was the perfect height for working comfortably. Motorcyclists would love this to work on and detail their bikes.

Step 2 Rugged Roll Work Seat
Step 2 Rugged Roll Work Seat. Click image to enlarge

The under-seat storage is great for having supplies, parts and tools readily at hand, and the cup holder is a nice touch to have my favourite frosty beverage rolling along with me. The only peeve I had was the wheels are fixed and don’t pivot, occasionally you had to get up and redirect it to where you wanted to go. And speaking of getting up, the roll seat is only twelve inches off the ground, getting off the seat was a bit challenging; it should be a few inches taller I think.

There are a few alternatives to this type of creeper. Some auto parts stores carry a pneumatic roller seat which is height adjustable, has swivel castors and can also be used as a bench stool. I have one of these in my garage as well, but the step2 product is lighter, stores easily and has other uses around the house.

Overall, I found it to be a handy product for doing chores around the shop, garage and home.

The Rugged Roll Work Seat retails for $34.99 US and is available online at: Step2.com.

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