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I saw these in the Chester branch today - great value for an aluminium version and ideal for when you just need that little extra reach (Getting to the Xmas tree star?)

Great aid around the home and office
• Ideal for those hard to reach jobs
• Strong sturdy steps to take extra weight – 150kg total capacity
• Sturdy, lightweight aluminium construction
• Feet enhanced with non-slip protectors for extra grip and support
• Folds flat for easy storage and transportation
• Manufactured to EN14183

Adds just over a foot (34cm) to your reach

Was showing as £15.99 originally although not sure about that!

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#1
Where?
#2
Maplins
#3
I saw, and bought, in the Chester branch but a quick check on the website shows 23 pages of stores with stock so must be pretty much national.

Whoops - Just added Maplins to the title.

Edited By: Wirral_guy on Dec 26, 2014 15:35
#4
Good for washing and loading car roof.
1 Like #5
i'm Struggling to find a use for it op as i want it. heat for the price. 8)
1 Like #6
22tanya
i'm Struggling to find a use for it op as i want it. heat for the price. 8)

stand on it
#7
elliott1982
22tanya
i'm Struggling to find a use for it op as i want it. heat for the price. 8)

stand on it
i use a chair for that. light bulbs etc
#8
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22tanya
elliott1982
22tanya
i'm Struggling to find a use for it op as i want it. heat for the price. 8)

stand on it
i use a chair for that. light bulbs etc

no, they're for sitting on
#9
Are these strong? I saw these online before but didn't expect much for £6.
#10
DistortedVision
Are these strong? I saw these online before but didn't expect much for £6.

They feel pretty well put together, no wobble etc, and they are rated for 150Kg. They certainly feel very solid and stable when you are on them.
#11
elliott1982
n
22tanya
elliott1982
22tanya
i'm Struggling to find a use for it op as i want it. heat for the price. 8)

stand on it
i use a chair for that. light bulbs etc
no, they're for sitting on
what lightbulbs or chairs ?
1 Like #12
I bought this the other month for around £9 - great value at that - this is an absolute bargain - lightweight but strong, ideal for when carting about a set of steps or a chair is just too much of a faff.

Heat.
#13
Thanks, Heat added.
#14
Thanks. Just ordered a set. Useful for missus to reach top shelf of wardrobe.
#16
Ordered one, thanks OP
#17
brilliatn op,was after one of these,saves getting the big ladder out ;)
#18
i went for this, bit dearer but much more practical

http://www.wilko.com/steps+ladders/abru-step-stool-2-step-heavy-duty-grey/invt/0342713

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Edited By: Toffees76 on Dec 26, 2014 18:12
#19
hot, thanks op. reserved one since I am going to collect other items from a nearby store!
#20
ordered thanks op. Going to use it to was car roof ;)
#21
for me it was useless, half a day using it as a seat whilst painting some furniture it was basically broke.
the top step/seat part rolls slightly, this caused the black plastic to split making it roll more making it even more broke.
im 16 stone so maybe a weight issue, took it back and got a refund.
#22
joe_f
for me it was useless, half a day using it as a seat whilst painting some furniture it was basically broke.
the top step/seat part rolls slightly, this caused the black plastic to split making it roll more making it even more broke.
im 16 stone so maybe a weight issue, took it back and got a refund.
Shouldn't be. These are rated up to 150kg which is 24 stone. 16 stone is only 101kg,which is well inside the stated limits.
1 Like #23
joe_f
for me it was useless, half a day using it as a seat whilst painting some furniture it was basically broke.
the top step/seat part rolls slightly, this caused the black plastic to split making it roll more making it even more broke.
im 16 stone so maybe a weight issue, took it back and got a refund.

I'm very surprised - I used these to replace a light bulb in the kitchen earlier and they are rock solid, no movement at all in them when locked. You possibly had a faulty set as I can't see how the top can move when opened fully.
#24
Nice one heat added
#25
Toffees76
i went for this, bit dearer but much more practical

http://www.wilko.com/steps+ladders/abru-step-stool-2-step-heavy-duty-grey/invt/0342713

copy the link into browser or else it will not work

Maybe more practical for you, not for me. I bought at £7.99 recently for work, saves faffing about with a ladder when a little extra reach is required. Very sturdy, light and small.
#26
Wirral_guy
joe_f
for me it was useless, half a day using it as a seat whilst painting some furniture it was basically broke.
the top step/seat part rolls slightly, this caused the black plastic to split making it roll more making it even more broke.
im 16 stone so maybe a weight issue, took it back and got a refund.

I'm very surprised - I used these to replace a light bulb in the kitchen earlier and they are rock solid, no movement at all in them when locked. You possibly had a faulty set as I can't see how the top can move when opened fully.

i think that i was sitting more on the front edge leaning forwards this must have been forcing it too twist.
if it does this sitting then when standing to do ie a light, you tend too push down on the front of your feet, for me thats means there not good.
i have a bit of a dodgy leg at the minute which was why i was sat rather than kneeling, the last thing i need right now is something like that too collapse and do more damage.
that all said it may have been faulty but id lost faith in it by then.
#27
Bought a month ago.
Great little thing to use on carpet etc... but be careful using it on laminated flooring or tiles as those black pads under legs are made from hard plastic not rubber as it should be.

Maplin reviews confirms that not only mine is like that.

Bought these steps for using hard to reach places around the house. A very handy piece of equipment. Unfortunately very slippery when used on smooth tiled floors unless its on carpeted floors. Used some cut-out rubber secured with heavy duty double sided tape to prevent the slippage.

Come on manufacturers do some improvements before any litigation occurs.

This is the first time that I have written a negative review for any of the products that I have bought from Maplins, but this step-stool is potentially dangerous if it is ever likely to be used on a vinyl floor surface! It is fine if used on a "grippy" surface such as carpet etc., but the very first time that I used it in my kitchen (which has a vinyl floor surface) in order to reach up for something that was out of my normal reach, as I reached for the item, the stool shot from beneath my feet as suddenly as Teflon on ice would! As a 67 year old pensioner (who's not into the current 'elf an' safety and compensation culture), I was fortunate that although I trashed a few items that were on my work-surface, I escaped injury. As an ex-designer/engineer, having inspected the step-stool, in my opinion, the problem is caused by the hard, plastic feet which offer very little resistance to slippage - as opposed to rubber ones which would offer much more grip. I believe that this design/production flaw is so potentially dangerous, that in addition to this review, I also intend to contact Maplins on this topic in the hope that either changes to the product be made, or at the very least, a written warning be provided with each of these step-stools sold.

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