Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJC01 Unique Design: Safe, Functional, & Reliable
Unique design is in my opinion better than other ladder levelers.
Adds width and 17 lbs weight at bottom of ladder.
All features serve a useful function.
Easy to adjust (after installation).
Good instructions but not so easy to install - orientation on ladder can be confusing.
Added approximately 15" height to 24' extension ladder - just enough for ladder to extend 2' above level of my second story gutters - much safer that way.
I am a retired mechanical engineer and can always think of ways to improve products - that is why I gave Quality and Value 4 stars.
Overall I am very happy with this product.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AntiGravity Don't know how I did without it. Essential part of ladder use
This ladder base/stabilizer is well constructed and, once set up correctly, very simple and easy to use. Combined with a stabilizer of almost any type on the top (I have several types and use them all) and the ladder becomes simple to level and as stable as if it were bolted to the ground and the structure. You can't rock, twist, jiggle or move the ladder out of position. The only thing you need to be aware is that you must get the attaching points on the ladder securely and in parallel or it will be difficult to adjust for level and/or the base can work loose. Also adds significant weight to a ladder so it moves the balancing point more than a few feet on some ladders.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JW Well designed and built product
All around well designed, solid and well built product. Arc allows infinite and precise adjustment regardless of ground slope or unevenness. Foot operated release pedals allow quick set up and adjustment. Level indicators are great feature. Quick release clamps provide fast attachment/removal. Can easily be moved to different ladders. I used in combination with Adjustable True Grip Stabilizer and felt very safe working on 3 story home on steeply sloped terrain.
July 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fixerupper Best Invention Ever!
When I found this product on HD, I was skeptical, but the reviews by contractors convinced me to give it a try. We had one side of our house left to paint, but the slope was pretty severe. We had looked at renting, buying or constructing scaffolding or staging and had about given up. I looked at other ladder leg extensions, but they weren't long enough for the slope we were dealing with. This product assembled fairly easily (although my husband thought he could have written better instructions) and attached easily to our extension ladder and we were super impressed with how stable it was. There are even two little bubble levels on it to insure that the ladder is level. My husband was able to paint the eaves 25 feet off the ground and wouldn't have hesitated to go higher, he felt so confident. If I could have given it 10 stars, I would have.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CTGadgetMan Quirky but Excellent!
The attachment of this rig is a little discerning, but you will figure it out. It works surprisingly well. However, if your ladder has little angled braces on the lowest rung, it will only latch on the inside of those braces. I used it on a ladder of this type that was only a 20' extension ladder without a problem. I wouldn't recommend using it on a large ladder of this type. My larger 32' extension ladder does not have those braces and will be fine with this device. If your ladder is listed as being appropriate, this is an easy to use device and its wider foot print gives added stability. It has rubber feet and serrated grippers as well. Step on the lever on the high side to activate the leveling mechanism. Love it!
October 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jeff dont waste your time and money
I order this basemate based on the reviews on here and you tube,,i got it today and am just before taking it back,,my ladder is a werner and it does not work like you see on the videos,,going to try a werner,,got to work better than this,,the old way I had was better ,,using 2x4s to level one side,,when you step on one side,,lol,,don't think it will drop like it does on the video,,,this basemate actually put me in mind of the as seen on tv,,,buy one for 19.95 and get one free,,honestly I think the as seen on t v would have been better,,
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Best Leveler
I have 2 of these levelers, one on a 16 foot ladder and the other on a 28 foot one. I have been using them for several years without any problem. Setting them couldn't be easier. The leveler has an adjustment pedal adjacent to each foot. Simply stand the ladder vertical and step on the pedal that is on the high side and the feet will swivel into position. That's it!
The only thing to keep in mind is the additional weight to the ladder. This weight is a plus while the ladder is vertical since it is located at the bottom. It becomes noticeable when you go to transport the ladder and have to learn where the balance point is.
Bottom line for me is I plan to equip any extension ladder I buy with this leveler.
September 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJJJ Outstanding product
I should have bought one of these years ago... The older I get the less I like getting up on a ladder and the uneven surfaces around my house makes it that much worse... However, this leveler makes things much better. An added benefit is it widens the base of your ladder a little making it that much more stable. Easy to install and adjust and built really well. If you use a ladder, get this!
August 24, 2014