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Werner 4-ft Fiberglass 225-lb Type II Step Ladder

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  • Maximum Reach: 8 ft
  • 4-ft fiberglass type II step ladder helps you access high areas
  • Multi-functional top with tool and paint can holder is designed for home improvement projects
  • Slip-resistant foot pads and steps help prevent accidents
  • Top and bottom steps are braced for added security
  • Fiberglass rails are non-conductive for safe working conditions near electricity
  • External pinch-resistant spreaders provide stability
  • 225-lb duty rating withstands heavy-duty tasks
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I got one of these last time Lowe's had for $20. It's a good deal, but the rivets on the folding stays seem a tad tight. Thinking about getting another one, for use as a poor man's scaffold when combined with a 2 x 12 (definitely not an OSHA-approved application, I know).

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UkeDoggie said:   I got one of these last time Lowe's had for $20. It's a good deal, but the rivets on the folding stays seem a tad tight. Thinking about getting another one, for use as a poor man's scaffold when combined with a 2 x 12 (definitely not an OSHA-approved application, I know).
  
That's a great idea.  

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When buying ladders I try and picture how many various people might use them.

25% of men weigh more than 225 pounds. If you move it to 250 pounds you are good for 90% of males.

I buy 300 lb ladders to be sure safety is met. 225 is on the low range of what is sold, opt for at least 250 lb

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wilked said:   When buying ladders I try and picture how many various people might use them.

25% of men weigh more than 225 pounds. If you move it to 250 pounds you are good for 90% of males.

I buy 300 lb ladders to be sure safety is met. 225 is on the low range of what is sold, opt for at least 250 lb

  
While I agree with you regarding ladders, and this is certainly sold as such, I think of this more as a glorified step stool.  I have a litany of Type 1A ladders and yet yesterday I pulled my back pretty hard while hanging LED fixtures in my storage shed because I was simply too lazy to go get one of my ladders.  I picked up two of these today and they will be dedicated to the shed and garage, to access storage bins where a couple of extra feet is needed.  I don't think (well I don't recommend) anyone is contemplating serious work with these.  Having said that, I would like to point out that safely using a ladder is critical.  I have only every fallen off a ladder once and it was earlier this year.  I was on a Type 1A 6' Werner and over reaching while painting, thus creating an unusual tension on the folding stays, when one suddenly gave and I went down hard onto the concrete floor.  I was very lucky that I went from 250 lbs to 190 lbs over this year, as I am relatively sure I would have broken something with that fall.  

Not sure what the deal is with the link in the OP, however here is the link to the current Lowes BF ladders: https://www.lowes.com/pl/Black-friday-deals/4294689722?catalog=4294607607  

To the gentleman that is going to buy two of these and use a 2 x 12, see the link above.  The 3' long, 12" wide, 21" high Werner work platform is $19.98 and likely a bit more stable and a bit more in compliance with OSHA, lol.    

Edit: Not BF sale, but ran across this, which is pretty smoking deal IMO : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Little-Giant-Ladders-5-ft-Aluminum-300-...  

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Great price.

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Lowe's is putting out some decent deals, and they need to do so to keep up with homedepot

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UkeDoggie said:   definitely not an OSHA-approved application, I know
  
I don't approve of OSHA

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Great deal.

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I second that.

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Complained re shipping charge. Wouldn't remove. Said I had to spend 45 to qualify. Then walked that back and said no delivery to my area thru the advertised services-UPS ETC
SO either arrange to pick it up or forget it's

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evmocas said:   To the gentleman that is going to buy two of these and use a 2 x 12, see the link above.  The 3' long, 12" wide, 21" high Werner work platform is $19.98 and likely a bit more stable and a bit more in compliance with OSHA, lol.   
 

  
This gentleman has had that particular Werner work platform for a couple of years now, and has indeed found it stable and useful when a 21" high scaffold fits the bill.
I expect I will be using it as a step to get up on my new makeshift scaffold when I've got that 2 x 12 resting on the third step of each stepladder, for a 36" working height.
I guessing you can see how much OSHA-approval means to me as well.

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