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|One of the most basic forms of ladders is the
stepladder. These ladders are usually made to be light and portable and
have what the ladder industry calls an A-shape.
These ladders are made for jobs that are relatively close to the ground as the standing height of a typical 6-foot stepladder is from around 45 to 54 inches (standing height). Ladder tops and pail shelves can hold your tools and paint buckets.
While a stepladder can be a good choice for around the house, when used properly, they can also be dangerous if used improperly. Never use a stepladder on stairs, they are just not made for that.
Remember that a stepladder will have more flex and be less stiff than say a multiuse ladder would. They are usually designed to hold much less weight as well.
If you think that a stepladder is the right choice for you, then try our ladder brands page to find out which stepladder brand you should choose.