September 26, 2021

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Werner LeanSafe Ladder

Werner LeanSafe Ladder

Werner LeanSafe Ladder Loves a Good Stud to Lean On

You take your chances when you try to lean a standard stepladder against a wall, stud, pole, or corner. But the new Werner LeanSafe ladder laughs at these obstacles to your productivity. With its corner hugging design and no-mar pad, you don’t need to risk your neck trying to get the job done.

10-Second Summary

  • Designed to lean against walls, studs, poles, and corners or stand alone as an A-frame ladder
  • Single latch locks the rear to the front rail to keep the ladder in leaning mode
  • Non-conductive fiberglass side rails
  • 300 lb load capacity
  • Available in 4’–12′ heights (8’–16′ reach)
  • $109.99–$299.99

Werner LeanSafe Features

If you take a look at the design at the head of the LeanSafe, you’ll notice the main talking point surrounding this ladder. Werner uses a rubber no-mar pad along the face of the head, as well as a padded cut-out, that allows you to lean the ladder against finished walls, inside and outside corners, poles, and studs.

Werner LeanSafe Ladder


This isn’t just a leaning ladder—it’s also an A-frame. What makes it work both ways is moving the pivot point below the top so only the no-mar padding touches the wall when you lean into a corner and there’s no brace in the way when you lean into a stud.

Additional Features

AWerner LeanSafe Ladderdding to the overall security features, Werner fits this ladder with their Edge 360 footpads. These curved, no-mar pads maximize the surface contact with the ground, leading to a more stable laddering experience.


Werner has uses 7 layers of non-conductive fiberglass for the rails and full aluminum bracing. Every step is knee braced, and the Werner LeanSafe has rear horizontal braces every 12″. A dropped rail pivot point also adds to the overall stability.

It has a 300 lb max load capacity, so even a big guy with his gear can safely climb.

Final Thoughts

This isn’t the first wall- and stud-hugging ladder we’ve seen recently, but we appreciate the design because it’s really helpful around studs and corners. It’s kind of a wonder that this design wasn’t old-hat 20 years ago—it seems like a no-brainer.

Werner LeanSafe Ladder Options

  • 4′ L6204:$109.99
    • Stepladder Mode: 1′-8″ max standing height, 8′-4″ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 10″ max standing height, 7′-3″ max reach height
  • 6′ L6206:$134.99
    • Stepladder Mode: 3′-10″ max standing height, 10′ max reach height
    • Leaning mode: 2′-10″ max standing height, 9′ max reach height
  • 8′ L6208: $255.16
    • Stepladder Mode: 5′-9″ max standing height, 12′ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 4′-9″ max standing height, 11′ max reach height
  • 10′ L6210:$249.99
    • Stepladder Mode: 7′-8″ max standing height, 14′ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 6′-8″ max standing height, 13′ max reach height
  • 12′ L6212: $271.88
    • Stepladder Mode: 9′-7″ max standing height, 16′ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 8′-7″ max standing height, 15′ max reach height

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How does this compare to the Little Giant King Combo. and Louisville CrosX Cross step. Looking at 8 ft versions for home gutter cleaning, interior and exterior painting, and some wall work. Wouldn’t have much use for the Little Giant extension latter unless it helped get up in the attic.

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