Meh. Decent ladder, but I find it is heavy and bulky for most projects. It DOES do certain jobs well, like painting on staircases and stuff, so I’ll give it that. If I didn’t already own one I’d consider buying one.
@Stallion I have a Werner 22’ style. I agree, they’re certainly heavy. When I know I’ll be moving it around a lot and only need it at it’s lowest height, I’ll actually just remove the extension bit. Sheds a lot of weight that way, and I get a bonus second, shakier ladder
@jandrese Agreed, I have a 17 ft Cosco (the ladder, not the club, although, ironically, the brand Costco sold before Little Giant cut a deal with Costco many years ago) similar ladder and although I think it has a 300 lb rating, it probably weighs twice what this Little Giant weighs.
@narfcake our ladder inventories overlap a fair amount.
Little 3 step ladders are so handy I keep them in each of three locations. But my 17 multi is my only multi.
I love a 5 ft fiberglass step ladder for all around use. Light, strong, yet still maneuverable.
And even though a fiberglass extension might be safer from electrical line contact, I don’t like their bounce at longer lengths. Not as durable from sun exposure. And abrasion (more likely with extensions) can lead to painful raw glass fibers.
I have a class III 20 extension from my first year of home ownership that I now know makes more of a stability compromise than its weight rating. But for a quick run up to clean a gutter, it sure is lightweight and easy to place.
I also have a class I 24 - it reaches high enough for our home and I find a 28 class I a bear for me to handle. Mine has short adjustable leg extensions built in so it can be used on uneven ground or stairs (rarely needed but it was a Werner promo for free when I bought the ladder).
I strive to use window-straddle stabilizers everytime for big added safety and house protection.
A luxury I inherited - a very solidly built (1-1/2 inch aluminum tubing, 4 inch wheels) rolling commercial collapsible scafold. While I rarely use it, it is amazing when it is needed.
@narfcake … oh, and in early years I built a 5 ft platform with hooks on the ends that I string between either 3 steps or a combo of 3 steps and other step ladders for “platform” use. Not as tossable as those handy new (to me) little 3 foot aluminum platforms, but longer so it doesn’t need to be moved as much.
@RedOak I helped a friend hang Christmas lights, just one run across the roofline. His roof is several feet higher than mine so he borrowed a fiberglass A-frame ladder. It was really faded, but didn’t think anything of it.
About a third of the way through the run, I noticed my arms were itchy. Halfway through, my chest was itching. Then I could see the ton of little fiberglass pieces sticking to my shirt. I was miserable by the time I was done. I ended up lint rolling my skin to get a little relief.
@AiraCobra I too bought the last one, and the wheels just force you to put the ladder the right way up. I also find they’re not useful though, because the ladder is just not so heavy that wheels help at all. If you’re moving it a short distance you can just carry it, and if you’re moving it a longer distance you can fold it up and then carry it more easily than you can awkwardly wheel it.
A friend of mine is a roofing contractor. When I had him out to check out a leak, he pulled this exact little ladder out of the back of his SUV and extended it all the way out to get on the roof and check out the situation. Pretty handy for something that is small enough to easily transport even in the trunk of a car.
I bought the bigger one for my home when it was offered, but I’m considering buying this one for work as it is easy to move, even in my little hatchback.
This place sucks… although that little robotic vacuum cleaner for $99 was the best deal you’ve ever had. That being said, this deal is a piece of sh^t. I got my 22’ Werner for $89. This is just a normal amazon flash sale without the AI customer service. Meh has actually people you have to talk to in customer service… I HATE PEOPLE! Lower your prices and ditch these weird people pretending to care about my stupid issue with your sh^t product.
@brochenzo Werner is a different class of product. The 13’ multifunction Werner ladder similar to this one weighs in at 31lbs, so it’s nearly 50% heavier for the same format. Sure, it’s cheaper, but to say this has no place is like saying a BMW is a piece of shit (you can say shit here) because you could buy a Toyota Corolla for less money.
Since you’ve been around here for almost 1,300 days (4 more days - wohoo!) and have bought more than a few things, I’m gonna take that comment as mostly sarcasm.
Amazon flash sales are often hardly “typical” pricing. Aside from manufacturers dumping excess inventory via them, Amazon itself is ruthless (to itself) in clearing out inventory when the turn rate goes too low. With the millions of items they stock they’d very quickly collapse due to running out of warehouse space if they kept too many things around that were not selling fast enough.
@RedOak@djslack Last night when I typed that I thought I was hilarious (due to alcohol), now I re-read it and I was just being a dick, haha, sorry?
I hear you on the weight of the ladder, that would be a reason to buy if you are concerned about weight. If you don’t care about weight there are better options, including the 17’ Harbor Freight ladder. I really like my Werner. When it comes to laddering, it does a great job. It is sturdy and durable. For being stepped on all the time and having weight issues it has a surprising good attitude.
Bought a 5’ one when they first came out, awesome ladders. Use it all the time. For those of us that don’t want products that break, disposable products, it’ll last a lifetime and beyond. In case u need it for ‘beyond’.
@Kidsandliz that platform looked like a fairly well constructed piece. Almost bought one when the Little Giant dude was at Costco but he wasn’t confident enough it would be compatible with my, ironically, also bought at Costco, ironically, “Cosco” multi-purpose ladder.
At the current sale price of $31 I might take the risk. … free shipping too.
I have a similar, but larger ladder. I think it’s a Costco brand that I oddly got at Walmart… They are heavy, but I was able to take the ladder with me in a sedan, so there’s that bit of convenience if you don’t have a truck.