Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeG SAFER WORKSITE
With my Werner extension ladder, I have used several methods for leveling inclines--never safely. Now I have the confidence of a stable base. I recently had a tight situation where I had to base the ladder sideways on an exterior stairway. The 10" extension enabled me to complete the work. I am so satisfied that I added one to my 12' articulating ladder as well. While the $94 price point seems a bit high, it can be a life saver.
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy I thought it came in two, but it was just too high for only one.
This item was well built, but I felt that its cost was too high for the product and not something I could use, so I sent it back for a refund.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Work Great!
They take a few minutes to install but they are well worth the cost and effort.
I am going to purchase a second set for my other ladder also.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josef Works Great !
As other reviewers have stated this is great for uneven ground and gives you a sense of safety > I haven't yet used it on steps but works great on a steep hill to get to the top of a room addition I built many years ago . Time to re paint my place and this is going to be a time saver so i don't have to lug around 2x6's and bricks . reasonably priced compared to other stores .
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Good Product but came "used" from Home Depot. Difficult to Install
This thing is sturdy, works very well and is easy to use. I was disappointed purchasing it from Home Depot however. They had very little stock in my area (SF, CA East Bay so it's not a small town deal) and I needed it for a job which had to be accessed setting up on stairs. I was able to locate stock in a store across town and drove over to get it. The box was ratty looking, shop worn and obviously opened before so I checked to be sure all the parts were there and determined it was complete.
When installing it I noticed that one of the parts designed to be bolted on the ladder had scratches and "bolt head marks" from being previously installed. Also one of the Allen head cap screws had the head stripped out. Fortunately there was an extra set of cap screws which were shorter and worked for my style ladder. Once installed it worked perfectly and we got the job done over the stairs.
There is only one adjustable foot in this kit, not two; one must select the side of the ladder that must be "extended" to level and snap the adjustable foot on that side. This is fine since the "foot" assembly is heavy duty and heavy weight; I wouldn't want to move a ladder around all day that had two of these attached and I actually take the foot off when not in use to reduce ladder weight. The snap on mounting system is very solid and easy to use.
It is also a "moderately advanced" mechanical project to install the thing in the first place. There are no pre-drilled holes for it Werner ladders and no printed marks. I would say it takes above average mechanical aptitude and experience to measure and mark for the correct mounting holes to install the permanent attachment brackets. You must then center and drill the 6 each 3/8" mounting holes with fair precision; I suggest starting with an 1/8" drill bit and stepping up to 1/4" then then 3/8". If you are drilling fiberglass you don't want to breathe any of the dust so wear a mask!
Then stacking washers and spacers in the right order and tightening into the Nylock nuts takes a good end wrench and considerable dexterity. They supply "super glue" to hold the spacers in place but I found that masking tape and last minute positioning before final torqueing worked better. After finding the cap screw with the blown out Allen head I inspected the other hardware and found the threads poorly formed so I chased out the nuts and screws with a tap and die set and used light oil on the threads just in case... It's plenty difficult without avoidable problems.
So Home Depot could of/should of discounted this item based on the fact that it was not sold new; always inspect everything with parts you buy from HD to be sure all the parts are there. Also Werner could make better provisions for mounting and supplied better fasteners (not Chinese or Indian junk). Finally if you aren't a good mechanic get someone who is to install the permanent brackets on your ladder so you don't need to replace your ladder from a botched install. Once installed it's a very nicely made, easy to adjust and functional accessory.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ianto39 Only 1 leveler in the box.
You get 1 leveler and 2 mounting brackets, they're easy to install, if a bit arcane. The idea is you switch the 1 leveler from 1 side to the other when the slope goes the other way. It's easy to unclick & reclick the leveler, at least till mud & dirt get in the mechanism, but when does that ever happen. Of course, if you're moving the ladder around and the slope/unevenness keeps changing sides, and you're using a 32' ladder you might get a bit tired of unclicking & reclicking the leveler, all the time trying not to let the ladder fall on your neighbors parked car. So you may end up buying 2. Then again, you might find $180 to get a full set of levelers for your $350 ladder a bit steep but that's how it goes.
March 26, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nelson Finnicky installation but works great
The kit consists of two "leg mounts", one for each side of the ladder, and a single reversible extension leg that can be attached to the mount on either side. The let mounts attach to the ladder (in my case, an aluminum extension ladder) with 3 bolts each. The odd part of the install process is that you have to use super glue (supplied with the kit) to glue in place a stack of rectangular steel spacers, so they don't spin around on the shaft of the bolt while you're assembling it. It's simple enough to do, but really seems like lazy product engineering. Once you look at how it all goes together, it's not hard to envision about 3 different ways they could have made it simpler and less finicky. In the end though, if you follow the instructions it all goes together in a straightforward fashion and is very sturdy. The entire kit is solid and well made, and the slide-out action of the extension leg works well and is very simple to remove and attach to either side of the ladder. Good product, fine results, strange assembly process.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TOMC Time Saver
Makes using the ladder a whole lot easier. The ease of adjustment is what I was looking for. Should be standard on all extension ladders.
March 10, 2015