I’ve read all the recent (and older) posts on extensions and sectionals, and I’m leaning toward adding a few sectionals to my collection.
The purpose of my next ladder will be to enable me to reach those in-between heights - you know, the ones that are little higher than you can reach with a 6’ step-ladder but too low to reach easily with a 24’ extension when closed.
I came across this telescoping ladder at the Northern Tool website:
Waddya think? It looks to me like it would adjust in 1’ increments to just about anything up to 12’ - at which point my extension (or sectionals) would take over. And since it compresses down to only 32", it will fit easily in my van.
I’ve never had one of those telescoping ladder , but I still feel that sectionals are the way to go Dude I mean they were designed for window cleaners exclusively… and at 11’ to 24’ they work great with the stand off included !
I’m not trying to knock the ladder your asking about…I’ve never even seen one except on advertisements. Still sectionals are a cool working process and with levelors and stand-offs they can not be beat…
I’m going to do some more vids on sectional, so stay tuned and keep an open mind my friend !
I have a 12’ telescoping ladder and I really don’t care for it to much. It stays in the garage most of the time. Its good for those tall ground floor windows and that’s about it. (also, its easy to pinch your fingers if your not careful)
Ultimately, I think you would get more use out of a shorter extension or go all the way pro and start with two sectionals pieces. A bottom, top and leveler will take you up to 11’ without a problem.