Safety tip for Using Ladders – The Home Depot

Safety tip for Using Ladders - The Home Depot

There are many projects around the house that you are working on, and making sure you use the proper ladder when doing those projects can make a huge difference. Learn safety tips here, before you start your DIY project.
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Little Giant Xtreme Ladder System

Little Giant came out with a new Xtreme series ladders that range from 17 to 26 feet and are ANSI rated up to 300 pounds. This ladder is not the older heavy model from years ago, but still heavier than the other ladders that do not have adjustable legs. This ladder shines when you have an uneven work surface and need to have the legs at different heights. It also has one set of legs that can adjust from side to side for uneven work surfaces. Here again, it works, but they are only on one set of ladder legs, so working on a side slop is still not possible with the ladder perpendicular to the slope.

20 thoughts on “Safety tip for Using Ladders – The Home Depot

  • April 16, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    wouldn't that damage the gutter?

  • April 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    teen wolf!

  • April 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    ladders ladders ladders


  • April 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm


    Phandom here 😏😏😏

  • April 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    See what really happens when you over-reach. A lot of people are surprised.

    Also I can't agree with that method of putting up an extension ladder. It works on low levels but the bottom will kick unless you have help. Bottom line is 'get some help'

  • April 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm


  • April 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    In addition, your model is breaking the 3 points of contact rule. To maintain 3 points of contact, only 1 point may move at a time, not a hand and foot at the same time like in this video multiple times.

  • April 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm


  • April 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Indeed, overreaching is a major contributor to ladder accidents. As stated, it's always a good idea to keep one's belt buckle within the ladder's rails.

  • April 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Good video. A few years back a dear family member lost her life when she fell from an extension ladder while removing leaves from the rain gutters. Maybe this video can help others avoid the same fate.

  • April 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Jon good review as always bud. I have a question for you about the quad locks on the Xtreme. I like these ladders and have always wanted one. A few years back I used my friends helping him prune his huge trees and I know he had the original and I think it was a 22 foot and while fully extended it was pretty sketchy, I am sure part of that was the tree cuz we couldn't get a very good mounting surface for the top so one of us was always at the bottom holding the ladder real tight. Fast forward to today and I was finally able to get one and I got the LT 22 foot type 1A and I was able to pick it up cuz my mom had a $140 Groupon credit she gave me and I got %10 off so I only paid like $180 and I love the rock
    locks they are awesome so are the palm hing locks. When it came and I went to register it I was looking at their other ladders and I saw they have quad locks now and they seem like they would keep the ladder stiffer cuz the 2 pin locks are kinda sketchy and the ladder will flex when it's fully extended, I don't worry that it will break but it still bothers me. I will almost always be using this ladder as an A-Frame ladder, one of the biggest reasons I got it is to use on stairs, but still I would like to get one with the quad locks. I checked on home depots website though and the cheapest one I could find with quad locks was $330. I don't know how much difference the quad locks make but to get one straight off the bat that's $150 more and then I couldn't use the $140 groupon credit so the extra $140 would have to come right out of my pocket and I don't want to pay that but I know the quad lock system would probably help with the flex. Keep in mind that I will rarely use this as an extension ladder and I do already have a large 10 foot extension ladder that extends to 17 or 18 feet I believe and at that height it comes close to reaching the very highest point on my roof or barn, however on both there are lower points I can easily get onto and then get to the top from there. So I guess what I am asking is 1 do the quad locks eliminate much flex when it's being used as an extension ladder? I will rarely use the Little Giant ladder as an extension ladder and I already have a regular extension ladder so I kinda don't think it'd be worth an extra $150 just for quad locks oh and plus the extra $140 I would have to pay out of pocket since I couldn't use the Groupon credit so that's $290 to get quad locks instead of keeping the one I got with the regular 2 pin locks. So 2 I wanted to ask you what you think about the quad locks and if it you think it would be worth so much money to get one of the ladder with them in my case? After seeing the quad locks I totally wanted one with them but I started to think about it and in my situation it doesn't see like it would be worth so much more money.

  • April 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Was this an AD or a review?

  • April 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    A former coworker broke both of his wrists falling from a ladder. His wife must have really loved him to wipe his butt for months. Being crippled up like that was quite debilitating.

  • April 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Its clunky….heavy….can cut your fingers off,….not as simple as it looks…notice how they are all ..puffing.

  • April 16, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I got one. they have a purpose. I prefer my normal fiberglass most the time

  • April 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I have a old version of the little giant and it is really heavy

  • April 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Looks like a nice ladder! Good review John!

  • April 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    AMAZING!!! i need bring it to México!!!!

  • April 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for the great review, John!

  • April 16, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the review John. I like that they made it lighter.

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