Good creeper to get?


#1

I have been looking at creepers, and most I have seen have bad reviews. Do they make good creepers or all they all junk? What is a good one to get?


#2

it’s a friggin creeper and not a space rocket.

Got mine from Northern Tools because I liked the adjustable head rest. $25 bucks.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200609535_200609535?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Automotive%20>%20Creepers&utm_campaign=Ironton&utm_content=34146&gclid=CJ6a8vTxzM8CFcEehgodfywOIQ


#3

How much was the shipping on that? I would prefer to buy one locally.


#4

Are you a sears club member?

Buy a creeper when it’s “club saver days” . . . I’ve had one for several years, and it’s still being used daily, professionally


#5

I agree with a Northern or Sears recommendation. For what it’s worth, I paid considerably more many years ago for a creeper from the Snap-On vendor and it was no better than the worst and cheapest creeper on the market.

The Sears creeper I have now is light years better than the Snap-On Blue Point creeper. The Sears creeper is also about 10 years old now and still fine.


#6

I know sears used to make good creepers and like you said your is 10 years old. Do you think sears still makes good creepers with their store tanking lately?


#8

Volvo will you stop following me around the site and trolling any post I make?


#9

As Kurt said , this is not rocket science so the answer is probably No.


#10

Go to your local Sears or Ace Hardware (they sell Craftsman products now) and check the creeper out for yourself. Maybe you can put one on the floor and take a test drive.


#11

I’ve had a creeper. I much prefer a large sheet of corrugated cardboard.
We all have our preferences. :relaxed:


#12

I agree with mountainbike on this. Another advantage to cardboard is it’s nearly zero clearance. And it’s free!


#13

Tester


#14

Has anyone tried this creeper? It has good reviews but looks kind of small.


#15

Too many moving parts, IMO

I recommend a separate creeper and creeper seat

Sears is your best bet, when it’s “club saver days”


#16

I like the foam sleeping bag or yoga type mats myself, and with a ribbon drive with bricks in the center probably would be fighting with a creeper, though I used turn of the century pavers, so not as smooth as this example.


#17

Does the sears one fold up or is it all one piece?


#18

I have a creeper similar to that.

Convenient when you need a creeper and a stool.

The thing has to be over 20 years old. And never had a problem with it

Tester


#19

What are the dimensions of it when used flat? It looks small on the website but I can’t really tell.


#20

42"X12"

Tester


#21

What are you going to use it for, is it just for oil changes and such? How often are you going to do this?

The reason I ask is that I have been working on my cars since 1985 or so, always had 2 to 3 cars to maintain and did most of the stuff myself, sometimes in subzero freezing weather and have never used a creeper or felt that I needed one desperately. I use card boards as mentioned above and after they start having too many spots, I change them. I have a bad back and not really your macho type either. I am wondering if you want to do this without a creeper first and then decide if you really need one.