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Advice: Ladders (folding, Little Giant, etc)

Hi, I'm in the market for a ladder, and wondered if anyone has one of those 'little giant' ladders? (either the actual brand or something similar?) I'm wondering is it worth the $350 or so for one of these things? I just purchased a house and have lotta work to do on it, so thats why I'm in the market.

I need to get on the roof for semi-monthly gutter cleaning, tree maintenance, etc.

I figure since so many of us are gearheads that many of us work on our own houses (except hdtony, who manages to get OTHER people to replace his roof for free! I still can't get over that!)

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i'm in the same market bro. I want one of those little giants so damn bad too! But damn they are expensive. Hmmmm....pay $400+ for a ladder to put up xmas lights and have to work out in the cold....hmmmmmm....nope! I can't justify it! ha.

But those things rock! Especially inside the house to paint and little things with my cathederal ceilings would be friggin' awesome! good luck!

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I just looked up what the "little giant" ladders were that you guys were referencing. My only recommendation would be to try and spring for a ladder out of aluminum or fiberglass. If you plan to ever use it for working around electricity, then fiberglass.
My dad's neighbor gave him a ladder very similar to the little giants. While the flexibility of use is nice, the thing is a tank as it is made from steel. He hardly ever uses it because it is so damn heavy to move around.

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I own a "Little Giant" 20ft. I have aluminum extension ladders, fiberglass 8, 6, and 4' and i will say by FAR this little giant is the BEST investment i have made! It is the strongest damn thing and the most stable ladder i have EVER been on! I LOVE the configurations as well. On stairs, tight fit angle walls, you name it! Its awesome. Get the accessories too. The stand is friggin awesome and the extension platform beats all!

I cant tell you what to buy but if you have the money it is WELL WORTH IT!!! Especially the aggrevation you will save by carrying it up and down stairs and NOT having to touch up the walls!

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I have an aluminum, collapsable ladder. Bought it at home Depot for around $150. While probably not as versatile as a little giant, it gets my ass up on the roof of my ranch house when I need to. It is pretty small when completely collapsed, I was able to fit it into the trunk of my GTP. I just looked online and didn't see it there though.

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I would look at Werner Ladders. They are basically the same as the Little Giant, but much cheaper in price, not quality. I have one and it is VERY well built. I have the Werner MT-17 model and picked it up at Costco for $99.00 about 6 months ago. Ebay has some for about $150.00.

http://www.wernerladder.com/newprods/mt.php

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See it here : Little Giant Site

I can handle the weight no problem, besides its not like I'm taking it to school and back every day you know?

They've got them at Bed bath and beyond (get it now, but pay tax) or from the website (get it shipped free, with the $40 stand and deal with the wait)

Labdog, thanks for the recommendation. I'm leaning much more towards whipping out the plastic and just getting this thing over with. Chicagofactory, thanks for the heads up on werner. will check out too.

Oh, did I mention that Home Depot has a restraining order against me? I'm there so much, the employees call me "boss"!
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See it here : Little Giant Site

I can handle the weight no problem, besides its not like I'm taking it to school and back every day you know?

They've got them at Bed bath and beyond (get it now, but pay tax) or from the website (get it shipped free, with the $40 stand and deal with the wait)

Labdog, thanks for the recommendation. I'm leaning much more towards whipping out the plastic and just getting this thing over with. Chicagofactory, thanks for the heads up on werner. will check out too.

Oh, did I mention that Home Depot has a restraining order against me? I'm there so much, the employees call me "boss"!
I spent SEVERAL hundred dollars within a week of getting my house. Spent close to $300 on insulation there last winter as well.

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Sears carrys both brands if your interested in checking them out in the same place.

Little Giant is almost twice as much as Werner...OUCH!


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 05:36 PM
 
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I have a little giant ladder and it is very lite. great ladder for around the house.
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