Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aroyals Great ladder when you have limited storage
We have tried so many different ladder styles, and really enjoy this one. This ladder telescopes up to 12', which for most jobs around the home is plenty tall. It is rated for 300lbs, which is more than enough for myself and plenty of tools. The ladder is very easy to extend; pull up on the top and start extending it, then the entire ladder locks open when it is fully extended. The base feet are very large and non-slip. The whole unit collapses to barely over 2.5' tall, making it very easy to store in a small space. Collapsing the ladder is a little different, you pull down on two black tabs on the bottom step, and the ladder starts to collapse. The unit is heavier than it looks. We have need of a ladder doing hot shot hauling, and this one is so compact but strong that we're putting these on the hauling trucks as they take up so little room.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by EricS Solid Product With Unique Capabilities
Well built. It's actually a bit hard to use if you want to extend it less that full length -- one foot at a time from the bottom up. But I found this mild difficulty was far outweighed by the ability to have a stable 5', 6', 7'... 10', 12' ladder. Wide rungs feel like walking up stairs. Collapses super fast and easy -- 12' to 2.5' in 3 seconds flat. Very stable even on rough terrain. Stayed in place even when one foot was balanced on rock used as a shims to level it on very rough terrain. Flexes a bit as would be expected from a telescopic ladder. I would buy it again. Would recommend it.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kenneth This ladder has some really good features.
Read all instructions first. Stores in small space, will easily fit in trunk of car, extends to the height you need (up to 12 feet), extremely sturdy. I used this ladder to put up my X-mas lights this year and the ladder was easy to use. I had no problem extending the ladder or putting the ladder lower. The ladder was very sturdy. Made of a very sturdy and durable aluminum. The ladder is a little heavy though, but it should be because it is very stable when extended to the full height. Highly recommend this ladder over normal extension ladders of which I have owned.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldschool Exactly what I was looking for and more!
This was the best idea I had in a long time! I was looking to replace a standard extension ladder when I came across this one. I read some reviews that were not very flattering, but bought it anyway because I no longer have the room to store a typical extension. Let me just say that the negative points made in those less than flattering reviews were very apparently the results of NOT reading the instructions carefully! I have used fully and partially extended with absolutely no issues; if you are looking to buy, buy this one.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Repairwomanat62 Great ladder!
This is a great, sturdy ladder and has been perfect for our needs. It's a little heavy for me to extend to taller heights, but my husband was able to do it easily (once he watched the video). The rungs have a very good grip and my husband climbed right up onto the roof with no trouble at all. It's much better than the stepladder we have been using, since our yard is uneven and it always wobbled whenever we tried to use it outside.
September 24, 2014