Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Dallas Was just what I needed for my Company
Scaffolding with wheels was great to move along wall as we frames and screened this large patio. Made the job go smoother and safer.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Puget Perfect - and low cost too
Bought it a couple of months ago for $187. I see it went up to $209. Still a great deal. Would pay a lot more. Building a house. Our builder took all our money and then quit, leaving the house 60 or 70 % finished. We are contracting big stuff and working on smaller stuff ourselves -- painting, staining beams, & wiring for example. Ceilings run from 8' to 12'. Have used it to stain beams at 10'', paint trim at 11' max, and wire ceiling lights at 11.5' inside and outside -- wall sconces inside and soffit lights over a deck outside. Also painted trim to 12' outside.
Both my wife and I are 67 yrs old. I have moderately severe health/mobility/lifting issues, and have always been afraid of heights. I can move a 6 foot light Al step ladder but not a 10' light Al step ladder. And I'm afraid of both because of the lack of ability to hold on.
Scaffold here is a wonderful solution given the way we use it. Would probably work other ways as well.
1. Out of the box we set it up with the platform at ~50" just by random chance. Have not moved it since.
2. We set the 6' light Al Werner step ladder along side the long side, so it is a simple climb with one hand on ladder and one hand on the end frame of the scaffold.
3. I built a guard rail on one side as follows:
a. Take 2 4' 2X4s and place them on end on the frame holding the platform. This made the top end of the 2x4 8' plus 2" high. The boards are inside the yellow metal frame parallel to the upright. OK, I actually did this one board at a time. The 2Xs should be about 6' apart, i.e., same side of a long side.
b. Put a drill bit through any hole in the metal frame and continue drilling through the 2x4. I used a 3/8 bit or slightly larger. I used the lowest hole that would go through the wood, and the highest hole.
c. Slip a washer (fender washer I think -- I'm not there right now) over a 3/8" x 4" bolt. Slip the bolt through the metal hole first and then through the wood. Put a washer and nut on the wood side. Tighten. Repeat for 2 holes in each 2x4. You now have a 4' pole at 2 corners of a long side of the scaffold.
d. Measure the distance from one 2x to the other. Add as much as you wish to hang out on each side to hold, say a coiled extension cord.
e. cut 2 2x4s for that distance. Screw them to the upright 2xs. I put the top one in at a height a bit above my waist -- about 43 inches. I put the other about 8 or 10 inches lower for a safer feeling.
f. I later cut a few inches off the top so I could roll the scaffold through the front door onto the outside deck.
g. You could, of course add uprights to the other 2 corners and put a railing around as much of the scaffold as you wish. However, if you wish to change the height of the scaffold, you have to take all the bolts out, change the platform, then reset the railing. Wing nuts would be an improvement.
Reviews on Amazon and one here indicates that the platform is not thick enough. Mine came with 1/2" plywood with either 5 or 7 plys -- I forget. But not OSB. And remember, there are cross braces every 12" under the platform. These are steel L beam supports over an inch wide. Every 2' by 1' section of the platform is supported all the way around. My wife and I have a combined weight of about 340 lbs. We feel like we have a very solid floor under our feet.
And speaking of feet. We have 4 of them between us. Getting all 4 of those feet onto one 1' wide section would involve some real intimate painting. Sounds like fun, and I bet it would hold, but we will probably pass.
Two reasons to go with Home Depot over Amazon:
2. IN STORE DELIVERY! Yes, I want it where I have a large Home Depot staff to load it into our van. I can only lift 10 to 15 lbs without injury. When we got it to the work site, I crawled into the van with a box cutter and cut apart the packing. then my wife and I took out the parts one at a time. Even the heaviest was easy with 2 of us. And would have been easy for my wife alone -- but I insisted on being a pain and helping. Same goes for assembly. Easy doing it together.
Thank you Home Depot. For a great product, and great loading!
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by flyhard Gets the job done
I bought two of these to stack due to the high ceilings. You need to purchase the outrigger wheels and guard rail system when stacking. Easy to assemble and break apart.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Txnbygod I didn't want to spend the money
.....but so glad I did. Was easy to set up, sturdy enough, tall enough for a short guy to work on 12' ceilings. It saved my back and was sooo much better than working with ladders.
Now that I'm done with it, the wife is using it to hang clothes till I get the closet built! Lol
October 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by DeeJay627 Should have safety pins for both deck and wheels
The product is a great value for the price and does what it needs to do. However, the higher the deck is on the legs, the support base tends to splay out. I've moved the safety pins from the wheels to the holes located under the deck to ensure the two leg ends don't move out from under the deck.
May 13, 2012