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Appears sleek and sturdy, but on closer inspection...?
Reviewed in India on 29 August 2018
I was delivered the ladder earlier today. Thank you Amazon. I'll agree with one of the reviewer comments, about it being quite stable on the ground... which is reassuring. The outer frames also feel sturdy. The steps are wide enough, and have a textured rubber padding for comfortable grip.
But I'm feeling a little lack of confidence about the stepping plate's thin-ness, and the screws with which they are attached at the four corners. If, after a period of usage one of the screws suddenly fracture, which (heaven forbids) should never happen - I wonder if the plate will buckle at a corner and upset the balance, causing injury. I'm currently recovering from an ankle injury, which makes me extra paranoid, so this may be a purely subjective appraisal. Could they have used thicker screws?
Secondly, an otherwise sleek finish is marred by the rubber? foam? sleeve covering the crossbar or handle at the top. In my case it is torn at two places and I know the rents will quickly increase with usage. Not a big problem as I can wound a tape around it. But I wouldn't have bought it at a physical store after seeing that defect, although I'm not taking the trouble to have mine replaced.
Best thing about this ladder was the price. I got it at a lighting deal of INR 1499/-. Having said that, and taking certain observations into account, I'm having second thoughts about responding to such discount offers in the future.