Mechanic's Creeper

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Dec 5, 2018 at 9:57 PM

  1. thewoodlands

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    We have a Lowe's,Advance Auto,Harbor Freight, Walmart and a Tractor Supply in our area, I'm looking for a good Mechanic's Creeper so if you have any suggestions on a good creeper I would appreciate it.
     
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  2. GadDummit

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    Thanks @GadDummit , it looks nice so it will go on my list. I like the way you can use it for a stool.
     
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  4. DodgyNomad

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    Check out the bone style creepers. Generally well liked, have used them with good luck before I installed my hoist.
     
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    Mine are Snap On. No idea who makes them for them but, they have given me no problems.
     
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    Obviously you need to make your own:

     
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  7. Ashful

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    The bones creepers are generally considered the best. I have two creepers and one SnapOn stool, and while both are necessary, I use that stool 10x - 50x more often than the creepers. So, I love the idea of that unit that folds up into a stool when you’re not using the creeper, that would help me gain back the 15 sq.ft. of wall hanging space I currently have dedicated to two creepers.
     
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    Oh, and take what you’re rolling on into consideration, before choosing a caster type. Where I set my ramps to do oil changes is right on the threshold of my shop’s overhead doors, it’s the only way I can keep the ramps from skidding as I drive up onto them. So, to be honest, I will throw down a sheet of cardboard and just work on that more often than trying to roll my creepers over a door threshold. As I move farther into “middle age” (50 is the new 40, right?), I may be re-thinking the wisdom of that, but it has worked so far.
     
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    Oh good lord that slat monster is loaded for millennials! Haha! So many bells and whistles you can't get your arms up over your head on it. Maybe it's really just a place to hide from the wife!

    :):cool::p
     
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    I bought a Snap-On creeper that the back folds up so it can lay flat,sit vertically or two angles in between. I used it mostly to work on my brothers race car & have had no issues with it. I will get some pics of it this afternoon when I get back. A big issues is clearance under whatever you are working on. I think the Bones creepers put you closer to the floor giving your body more room. As Ashful stated the rollers are a very important option as well.
     
  11. thewoodlands

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    Thanks for all the info on creepers, we'll see how much the truck cost to fix before I buy one.

    The creeper will be on cement and basically used for underneath the tractor when greasing it.
     
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    If you are working on your back for any length of time an adjustable head rest is a must.
     
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    My neighbour is a mechanic and does side work in his home shop. He recently bought the bones one the others have mentioned. He said it’s way nicer to use than his old one. He didn’t want to spend the money on a good one as he’s saving for a lift but he said he’s very glad he did. Mind you he’s making decent side money so it’s used a lot. A regular inexpensive one might work great for occasional use.
     
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