Adjustable Stepladder: Little Giant SelectStep Makes Ladder Work Comfortable And Safe

| 10/25/2010 9:49:00 AM

Hank Will takes a break from making hay -- photo by Karen KebWhen it comes time to paint the roof of something as cumbersome as a 50 year old Butler grain bin, nothing beats the safety and comfort of the Little Giant  SelectStep adjustable height stepladder. The Little Giant SelectStep adjustable step ladder comes in models that are adjustable from four to six feet and from five to eight feet in height. Our Little Giant SelectStep adjustable stepladder is the taller model, and when it’s fully extended it makes a perfect platform for painting the grain bin’s roof. For safety sake, we set the ladder so that it leaned slightly into the grain bin and adjusted its legs to be equal height all the way around.

 Partner In Culinary Crime Paints Butler Grain Bin Roof On A Little Giant SelectStep Adjustable Stepladder 

I’ve been a huge fan of Little Giant ladders for years – I bought my first to use as an infinitely adjustable and incredibly stable platform for shooting machinery photographs. Needless to say, that ladder, which can convert from an adjustable step ladder to an extension ladder has been used for everything from building a mudroom addition onto our 103 year old farm house to pressure washing the house's siding, to wiring the barn. What I particularly like about the new SelectStep’s design is that it is lighter, has wheels that make relocating the ladder really easy, and it has super-ergonomic height adjustment levers – in fact for the non-climbing legs, there’s a single swivel latch that releases both leg-locking pins at the same time. The climbing legs are adjusted with a pair of easy to engage and disengage locks (one on each side) that are so well designed it’s virtually impossible to pinch your fingers while working them.

 Little Giant SelectStep Adjustable Stepladder AirDeck Detail 

When we used the Little Giant SelectStep stepladder to paint the grain bin’s roof, we extended the ladder to its full height. To my delight, as the ladder was fully extended, a safety decal appeared to indicate that the particular setting was the highest that was safe. We also found the SelectStep’s AirDeck to be a fantastic addition. Finally, an adjustable stepladder with a tool platform and handhold that’s both large enough and secure. The AirDeck’s utility tray features slots for all standard-size paint cans, tools, extension cords, and even has a magnetic dish for loose hardware – this seemingly minor detail makes the SelectStep even safer than the average stepladder, not to mention much more convenient.

 Little Giant SelectStep Adjustable Stepladder Lever Detail Little Giant SelectStep Adjustable Stepladder Adjusting Lever Details 

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