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Our ladder reviews also includes scaffolding, lifts and support systems. We’ve covered the Little Giant SumoStance ladder which can handle offset footing. The Ladder Grabber EXT was a cool accessory for carrying ladders more ergonomically. The Gorilla GLF-5X hybrid ladder is also a neat product—a combination between a step ladder and a podium ladder. Ladder Reviews for the Trades One of the newest products to market is the Werner PD6210-4C fiberglass podium ladder with casters. This is a really useful tool that makes use of new OSHA guidelines for getting to heights safely and securely. It’s these types of tools that are pushing the envelope. More and more products are making use of better ergonomics and safety in their tools. Ladders may seem to be simple products, but the truth is that tradesmen need them to do their jobs efficiently. With new models hitting the market every year, it’s important to know which products will make the job safer and easier.

Werner Multi-Purpose Fiberglass Pro Ladder Review

The new Werner Multi-Purpose Fiberglass Pro Ladder is similar to a combination A-frame and extension ladder with some added versatility. It’s similar to what you see from Little Giant’s Leveler Ladder with some Werner ingenuity applied to it. It comes in three sizes – 13, 17, or 22 feet. We have the 13-foot model to put […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Little Giant Leveler Ladder Review

Little Giant Leveler Ladder Review

Ladders come in all shapes and sizes, yet there’s one universal truth – having the right ladder for the job at hand not only makes the job easier but also safer. At the Pro Tool Reviews headquarters in central Florida, we keep several different ladders on hand. An extension ladder, a platform ladder, a standard […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Little Giant Hyperlite Extension Ladder Review

Little Giant Hyperlite Extension Ladder Review

Ladders are ladders, right? They’re dead useful until a safety inspector or OSHA shows up and tells you all the ways you’re using it wrong. Little Giant doesn’t think it has to be that hard to use – or that heavy to haul around for that matter. With the introduction of the Little Giant HyperLite […]

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Why You Should Buy a Podium Ladder

A podium ladder can be a Godsend for many tradesmen. We like them because—for ladders—they offer unmatched stability while working overhead. While not everyone loves them the same, part of loving any tool is understanding the importance of its use. Ladders have different designs for different purposes, and the podium ladder is no different. We teamed […]

10 Ways To Avoid Ladder Injuries

10 Ways to Avoid Ladder Injuries

It was like we were back in school. Recently roofingcontractor.com gave us a pop quiz on ladder safety. We broke out in a sweat. But there was no getting around the imminent revealing of ignorance. We’ve used ladders and lived to tell the tale, so we know what we’re doing, right? Maybe your run of ladder safety was just […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
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Werner PD6210-4C Fiberglass Podium Ladder with Casters

When I was a kid, my dad helped me “conquer” my fear of heights by taking me on antenna jobs with him. We’d climb multi-story buildings and mount rigid pipe for VHF and UHF antennas. Big fun for a pre-teen, but it got me used to being up high. When I first laid eyes on the Werner […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
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Gorilla GLF-5X Hybrid Ladder Review

I love testing and reviewing ladders as evidenced by articles like How to choose the right ladder. They’re one of the most important and least recognized heroes on the jobsite. They’re also the most often stolen tool, but that’s another issue…Ladders are getting a whole lot of attention from OSHA fall protection efforts and other regulatory […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
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Ladder Grabber EXT Review

“Why didn’t they think of this sooner?” That’s the headline on a press release talking about the Ladder Grabber from Handsaver Handles, LLC, a Michigan based company. Bill Bachorski, inventor of the Ladder Grabber, contacted me about his product. I was initially a little skeptical, but the idea had a lot of merit. When the Ladder Grabber […]

Gorilla Ladders Issues Easy Reach Step Stool Recall

Gorilla Ladders Easy Reach Step Stool Recall

Don’t climb that ladder! Well… at least check to see if it’s under recall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall 84,000 Gorilla Ladders Easy Reach step stool products (model HB3-PRO) which were sold at Home Depot between April and August of 2012. The Gorilla Ladders Easy Reach Step Stool recall affects […]

DeWalt-branded Climbing Ladders Coming Soon from Louisville

DeWalt Louisville Ladders Announced

After DeWalt’s entrance into the hand tool market last year, we were wondering what was next for the company (besides Brushless Impact Drivers, that is). Apparently, it’s ladders. Louisville Ladder announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement to design, manufacture and market a line of ladders and ladder accessories under the DeWalt brand. That shouldn’t […]