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Werner Multi Position Ladders

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Lothar, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Lothar

    Lothar Noob

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    Anyone have any experience with one of these?

    I am going to be needing a ladder and don't want to drop a lot of money on both an extension and a step.

    Pros and cons on this type of ladder?

    Thanks.
     
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    I can't speak for that particular brand, but my experience with a similar product has been excellent. They are extremely versatile, even working well on steps. The drawback is that they are heavy, relative to other types of ladders.
     

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    I love mine. Very handy but knid of heavy.
     
  4. Lothar

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    Thanks guys... that's what I was hoping.
     
  5. Lothar

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    Anyone have any cons?
     
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    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    A lot of agencies around here use the Little Giant. Same concept, I guess. Don't know of any cons with it, but not familiar with this other one.
     
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    I have one that I bought at Sam's Club. They are very versatile and easy to get around with. Works just like the Little Giant ladders at only $89.00. IIRC
     
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    NYcarry Banana!Banana!

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    I've had a Little Giant ladder for years, these types of ladders are awesome around the house for sure.
    Take em apart for scaffold plank between them, prop them up on the stairs, one ladder to store for several different size uses.

    Only con I have is like said above is they are heavier than a single ladder.
    Good luck.
     
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    They are heavy, but even at full extension they don't get wobbly like regular extension ladders do. Plus, they have the extra set of feet to give you a firmer base. Also, for A-frame use, one side can go longer than the other for stairs or if you're on an incline.
     
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    I like mine. The kids got it for a holiday present and I use it a lot. I bungee a plank to it and use it like a scaffold for cleaning gutters, etc.
     
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    We have one at work but it never gets used for said purpose above. They are Heavy. Heavy enough to not ever get grabbed when a ladder is needed.
     
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    Are you thinking of the telescoping or the folding ladder?
     
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    I just picked up a Little Giant ladder recently. I started out looking at the Werner ladders and had almost decided to go with one until friends told me about the Little Giant line. I looked at both brands in the stores and the LG just looked more stout and better built. Also, the Werner ladders were made in China and the LG in the USA. Warranty on the LG is lifetime, not sure about the Werner. Standing 15' in the air, I have a lot more faith in the USA made ladder.

    The 22' LG in a 250 pound capacity runs $260 and the 300 pound capacity runs $360. The 17' versions were slightly cheaper. I spent more on the LG than I would have on the Werner, but I personally think it's a better product.
     
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    We have a Werner multi-position. It's excellent - no complaints about it at all.
     
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    I've got this one. Werner telescoping. Solid as a rock so far.

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    Thanks for all the replys!
     
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    I have a Werner Multi Position Ladder and I love it. I have the 17' one and it is just the right height to paint tall ceilings and reach 2nd story windows. Can't really think of any cons on my experiences with it.
     
  20. Fixxer

    Fixxer Got ointment?

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    This. Another benefit is that it will fit into a passenger car.

    Mine is not a Werner, but it is quite heavy.

    Translation: if it gets a bite of your hand or fingers, your hand or fingers is or are toast.

    Teach yourself to keep your hands away from the side rails and the hinges while deploying/stowing it.