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A tilt swivel bar stool not only swivels, but also tilts back. Tilt seats are found only on certain models, such as wide body stools and stools with arms. This is for safety — the arms give you more support and security when leaning back.
Tilt is a matter of preference, but most people find that a tilt swivel gives a more relaxed feel because you can lean back in the stool. Tilt stools are especially comfy if you sit for a long time.
Get ready, here come the technical details…
The tilt swivel mechanism has a vertical rotating shaft attached to the base or column of the stool. The upper part of the shaft has two mounting plates, connected by a hinge. A normal swivel stool has just one mounting plate that can only spin. The seat is connected to the upper plate, and the hinge allows the seat to tilt backward. The rotating bottom plate allows the seat to spin while it tilts.
Rubber spacers cushion the seat as it tilts so the person on the stool always feels secure and in control.
Tilt swivel seats are most popular on kitchen chairs because they are lower to the ground. We don’t recommend tilt swivel seats on stools that are 30″ or higher, because the stool can become unstable if someone leans backward with too much force.
Tilt swivel stools usually have a post down the middle of the base instead of four legs. The post often has a ring footrest and four or five small legs protruding outward. These smaller legs give extra stability to the stool.
Tilt swivel stools can be adjusted to your preferred degree of recline. Underneath the seat, you will find a thick knob. Tighten the knob to give the stool a smaller range of recline. Loosen the knob to expand the range of recline, which will let you lean back farther. If you tighten the knob until it stops, you will stop the recline.
You can find tilt swivel stools in our Callee category. Choose your metal colors, fabrics or vinyls, and pick your stool’s height. Callee stools are made of Grade A steel and have powder-coated finishes which won’t rub off. If you’re looking for a high quality stool, then Tempo is for you!
If you need help with your design or colors just email or call us. Or send us a photo of your room or kitchen and we’ll be happy to work with you on colors and style. We offer free expert advice to help you find the perfect stool!
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