I have seen this ladder advertised on TV and in magazines and always wondered what could possibly be so wonderful and new about a ladder. Now that I have have the chance to use one in a project, I understand what all the fuss is about.
My ex-husband and I are working on a huge project in his house right now. It extends from his entry foyer up a flight of stairs into a huge open living room area and then up a second flight of stairs. For this room we have had to add a ceiling fan to a 12 foot ceiling, add wainscoting up the stairs and to an entire wall surrounding a fire place and paint the whole area up to the vaulted ceilings. How we were going to reach some of these areas to do things like painting the large wall over stairs was a mystery to me. I had no idea that he had gone out and purchased the Little Giant Megalite Aluminum Ladder from Costco for $199.99 with all these special challenges in mind.
This ladder is very cool. It is really big but at the same time it is very light weight. I had no trouble picking it up and moving it around the room all by myself. It holds up to 300 pounds and folds up really small so you can store it or even put it in the back of a car. It transforms into all different types of ladders and can be used like a regular ladder for when we had to reach up to do the ceiling fan, an extension ladder for when we had to paint up into the vaulted parts of the walls, a scaffold when we were painting the shorter walls and adding the wainscoting and it even adjusted to work on the stairs. According to the instructions it is 24 ladders all in one. Changing it from one type to another was also really easy to do. In my pictures I have shown several of the ways it can be used.
As an additional purchase he bought a work platform. This is a piece that snaps onto the side of the ladder and makes a platform which not only can be used to hold tools or paint, but you can actually stand on it. According to the warnings on it, it also holds up to 300 pounds and even though you are standing with all your weight on one side of this ladder, there is no tipping or wobbling. It was very nice to stand on it and paint a wall while facing it instead of balancing on the rung of a ladder and leaning over the top. In one of the pictures he is standing on this platform and striking a pose. This piece runs an additional $29.99 but is a great add on.
I really enjoyed working on this ladder and it made some really hard to get into spots easy. I have already added this to our Christmas lists of things Santa will be bringing to our house this year.