Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 51
Rated 5 out of 5Â by hpiguy Heavy Duty, Quick and Easy Multi Height Extension, Simple Storage
Looking for a ladder that can reach the eaves, support a huge weight load, yet store in a broom closet and be carried with one arm? This telescoping ladder by TASC is what you need.
Whether you need to put a nail in the wall to hang the latest velvet Elvis painting you bought at the flea market or hang the lights on the house for the holidays, this ladder will do it all, and everything in between. When you're done, you don't need 10+ feet of space in the garage to store it because it collapses to less than three feet tall!
Unbox it, cut off the shipping strap and you're ready to go. A quick review of the multi-language manual will tell you how to safely extend and retract the ladder. Listen for the clicks as each level locks into place and look to see if the red tabs are at the correct position and that's it. To lower the ladder from any height, pull the metal pins on the second to bottom rung per the directions and the ladder will slowly slide down until it's fully retracted. You don't need to pull pins on each level, just the bottom one, which is convenient.
Total time from collapsed to full extension is as short as 20 seconds. Faster than many people can adjust a regular extension ladder properly.
I'm not too far from the upper limit of the weight restriction for the ladder and at no point did the steps, frame or locking tabs ever feel like they were going to give way. The thick rubber feet kept the ladder planted firmly where I put it and the wonderful soft rubber tabs on each level kept the aluminum frame work from scratching the siding.
I have a regular two piece extension ladder as well and from now on it's going to be collecting a good amount of dust as this ladder suits 90% of all homeowner needs save for the very tallest of jobs and it's WAY easier to store, transport and set up.
It fits into the trunk of any car and can be carried by most people easily as it weighs about 30 pounds and comes with a nice padded carry handle built into the bottom rung. It slings under your arm perfectly for moving around. In a truck, it can even be put behind the seats without issue.
All of these features make this ladder a top notch tool for the do it yourselfer.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JOHN 12.5 ALUMINUM TELESCOPIC LADDER
THIS LADDER IS HEAVIER THAN EXPECTED AND THAT IS GOOD. NOT TOO HEAVY BUT WELL BUILT. THE RELEASE MECHANISM IS IN A POOR SPOT. (THIS COMPLAINT SHOULD NOT KEEP YOU FROM BUYING THIS LADDER) THE RELEASES ARE AT THE SECOND RUN FROM THE BOTTOM AND IF THE LADDER IS FULLY EXTENDED YOU HAVE TO KNEEL TO RELEASE AND THAT MAKES HOLDING THE LADDER AWAY FROM YOUR RESTING SPOT SOMEWHAT HARD TO DO. YOU HAVE TO KNEEL, RELEASE TWO RELEASES USING BOTH HANDS AND BALANCE THE LADDER. THIS COULD BE BETTER. OTHERWISE THIS IS A PERFECT SOLUTION FOR AT HOME AND IN THE WORK VANS. WE HAVE BOUGHT SEVERAL. OTHERS ON RESIDENTIAL JOBSITES WANT TO KNOW WHERE WE BOUGHT IT!
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Judson Sturdy, Compact Ladder
Overall, this is a nice, sturdy ladder and a great space saver.
The packaging leaves a little to be desired - definitely nothing fancy about it, but not a huge deal. As long as you follow the directions & make sure the rungs are locking into place, you're good to go. You can fully extend the ladder in less than 30 seconds & collapse it even more quickly. It's very sturdy & the rubber feet do a good job of keeping it in place. It breaks down to a very small footprint, so it doesn't take up much space in the garage. Great product!
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tiny Tasc Ladder
I bought one 8 months ago its the best thing ever . It takes up no room anywhere and is very Safe . When i pull up on a job in my SUV and someone would say i need an Extension Ladder and ill say i have one and pull out the ladder from the back of my SUV there amaized when they see it
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JerryY Functional, compact ladder
I've used this ladder a number of times and it is quickly becoming my favorite one to use. I recently painted a small and narrow powder bathroom which was in a small hallway and there was no feasibly way to get a traditional ladder in.
Each step locks so you can expand this ladder as little or as much as you need. There are rubber feet on the bottom and on the back of the top rung so that the ladder doesn't slide and helps preventing damage to the walls, etc.
Extending the ladder is as easy as pulling up on each step and it locks into place. To lower the ladder you press the two red tabs for the step below the one you want to lower.
I find it easier to retract the ladder with a second person but one person can manage the ladder if needed.
The only downside is that the steps are a little narrow but I didn't find that to be much of an issue.
July 1, 2013