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Home Depot.com has Gorilla 3-Step Lightweight Steel Step Stool Ladder (225-lb. Load Capacity, GLS-3) on sale for $19.97. Select in-store pickup where stock permits. Thanks brisar

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The ladder features an ANSI Type 2 Duty Rating (225 lbs. capacity) and a lifetime warranty ~ persian_mafia

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lightweight steel. is that like clean coal? spend the $5 more for the aluminum version that weighs half as much. these ladders are great for indoor work because of their easy portability. don't sacrifice that to save $5.
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Interestingly I went with the aluminum for the stability. I'm pretty confident the "tolerances" are pretty much equal if not even better on the Aluminum. It's fully boxed tubing; not the thin I beams deathtraps we've all dealt with. For stability, I don't believe it falls on torsional or bend strength of the metal itself. Boxed aluminum tubing can be just as stiff or even stiffer that steel tubing. I'm looking at the construction, the moving parts, the connections, etc.

On the steel ladder, the steps appear plastic, and rely on the moving steel rod hanging off the top step. The round tubs go into a plastic joint; there's so little engagement or bracing. On the aluminum ladder the steps are still fully boxed aluminum, bolted on; much fewer moving parts. The hinges are bigger and engages more surface area to brace on. They're both good. I'd say the most significant factor would be perception and piece of mind.
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lightweight steel. is that like clean coal? spend the $5 more for the aluminum version that weighs half as much. these ladders are great for indoor work because of their easy portability. don't sacrifice that to save $5.
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lightweight steel. is that like clean coal? spend the $5 more for the aluminum version that weighs half as much. these ladders are great for indoor work because of their easy portability. don't sacrifice that to save $5.
Can you provide link to this $5 more product? I couldn't find
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Can you provide link to this $5 more product? I couldn't find
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorill.../206265913
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Can you provide link to this $5 more product? I couldn't find
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorill.../206265913
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Are these in-store prices as well?
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lightweight steel. is that like clean coal? spend the $5 more for the aluminum version that weighs half as much. these ladders are great for indoor work because of their easy portability. don't sacrifice that to save $5.
The aluminum one has the small utility tray too, looks to be a better option for $5 more.
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lightweight steel. is that like clean coal? spend the $5 more for the aluminum version that weighs half as much. these ladders are great for indoor work because of their easy portability. don't sacrifice that to save $5.
GREAT call! Thanks for the recommendation. 1/2 the weight for $5 more is an easy call.

Thanks for the links!
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Lol wow...talking a couple pounds, not 50...I actually agreed with the discussion on the 22' ladder earlier...50lbs is nothing to me, but a big ladder is awkward weight and quick one handed moves can get cumbersome late in the day.

As for these...at 250, and having used both types, I would trust a 225lb steel stool's tolerances much more than a 225lb aluminum's. Especially if you are using them with a load (mounting TVs, fans, pressure washing, etc)...not to mention two completely different stools. The aluminum one's first two steps are pretty much unusable and the top step looks a lot more cumbersome to work one. Check them out in store.
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Just bought one of these last fall when they were only $10. Looks like HD doubled the price. It's a nice ladder but I wouldn't go for this for $20. They have others with more features for a bit more ($30-40 range). I almost considered returning the $10 one but decided to just keep it.
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Nice, wife will appreciate this one

thanks
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The aluminum one has the small utility tray too, looks to be a better option for $5 more.
personal preference...I like wider steps for more stability and confidence..So I go with the former.
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Lol wow...talking a couple pounds, not 50...I actually agreed with the discussion on the 22' ladder earlier...50lbs is nothing to me, but a big ladder is awkward weight and quick one handed moves can get cumbersome late in the day.

As for these...at 250, and having used both types, I would trust a 225lb steel stool's tolerances much more than a 225lb aluminum's. Especially if you are using them with a load (mounting TVs, fans, pressure washing, etc)...not to mention two completely different stools. The aluminum one's first two steps are pretty much unusable and the top step looks a lot more cumbersome to work one. Check them out in store.
Exactly, you can't put ease of portability over stability with this type of ladder.
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