Category: Buyers Guide

Buying a used stair lift is an excellent option for those individuals that want to save some money and have a functional stair lift in their home. A well-thought-out plan is needed before trying to recycle a previously used stair lift. A good... 

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Due to either injury or age, some individuals experience decreased mobility. A simple task such as walking upstairs in your home can become a challenge that is either painful or impossible. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem and that... 

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Wheelchair lifts are becoming more popular, they can be installed either indoors or outdoors. The wheelchair lifts or “platforms” are useful for people with limited mobility that rely on there wheelchairs. These lifts are wider than ... 

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We have compiled a list of the most common aspects and features a buyer should consider. 1. Stairway The type of stair lift you need depends on your stairway. Most stair chair lifts fall within 2 categories: straight or curved. Straight stair... 

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Warranties vary by manufacturer, and they also vary by the component. Most manufacturers specify a longer warranty duration for drive parts and a shorter warranty for other parts. We reviewed the advertised warranties from a selection of manufactures,... 

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Stairlifts are rated for maximum angles. Most stairlifts cannot accommodate a stairway that has an incline greater than 50 degrees. Newer building codes do not allow for an incline greater than 40 degrees. Measure the angle of your stairlift... 

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Stairlift manufacturers do not consistently list what their seat width is, however they do all list the width between armrests. We can base the seat width on the listed armrest width. Seat widths range between 17 inches and 23 inches (43-59cm).... 

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Straight stairlifts have a maximum track length. The maximum length is usually a limitation of either cable lengths or the motor. Curved stairlifts use custom built tracks and they can accommodate longer stairways when compared to straight stairlifts.... 

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Swivel seats allow the stairlift user to safely access and exit the stairlift. They are most beneficial at the top of a stairway as they reduce the risk of falling down the stairs when accessing or exiting the stairlift. ... 

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Flip up seats are nice options for narrow stairways. A flip up seat allows others to use stairway when the stairlift is not in use. Flip up seats are a common feature on most stairlifts. ... 

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