on December 26, 2000
I received the Krause 121543 14' Ladder as a gift over a year ago. It is a great ladder, it quickly changes from a step ladder to an extension ladder. Anyone that needs both a step ladder and an extension ladder will benefit from this product and save valuable garage space by only owning 1 ladder.
on March 2, 2005
The Krause ladder I thought was the best I ever used. I had it for 5 years with trouble free use. It got me everywhere I needed to get to. I Maintained it better than what the manufactures specs. Then it failed me. I was up on it for about 10 mins. then I repositioned it to get closer to my work with out touching any of the mechanisms. All of the sudden one of the sections decided to open and throw me thru a large window and break my foot. Needless to say I am now a proud owner of a little giant ladder. Everyone I work with had one and I said no mine was fine until it failed me. They had their ladders for 15 years without incident. So really research, talk around with others before buying this particular product.