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soma 12-18-2012 10:00 AM

repairing aluminum step ladder
We've got several 6' aluminum step ladders and they all have developed the same problem -- one of the braces no longer locks and is able to collapse downwards thus making the ladder dangerous.

Anyone know of something that can repair this?


joecaption 12-18-2012 10:25 AM

Time to take it to the recycler and get some money for the aluminum.
DO not buy cheap home owner grade ladders, there an accident waiting to happen.

Oso954 12-18-2012 01:05 PM

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woodworkbykirk 12-18-2012 02:41 PM

joes.. right.. 3 years ago i was installing the house numbers on the front of a house while up on a homeowners ladder... the thing collapsed on me .. i was 5 ft up and i bruised my ribs in hte fall...

ToolSeeker 12-18-2012 05:59 PM

With the price now not that far apart especially if on sale fiberglass is the only way to go not only won't collapse but won't conduct either if you happen to touch something sparky.

woodworkbykirk 12-18-2012 07:42 PM

should have added. the ladders i use are a 5' fibreglass for light duty stuff. a 2' aluminum for trim and drywall . and a 17' jaws ladder which is far more heavy duty than a fibreglass and can be either a step ladder or an exension ladder

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