Telesteps 12.5 ft Telescoping Ladder 1600EP Review

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This post was last updated on November 5th, 2020 at 12:12 pm

If you are looking for a quality ladder that is easy to use, transport, and store, the Telesteps 1600EP could be worthy of your consideration.

The 1600EP is a professional grade 12.5 feet telescoping extension ladder from the creator of the World's original telescopic ladder. When fully extended, it enables a reach of about 16 feet.

Telesteps 1600EP OSHA Compliant 16 ft Reach Professional Wide Step Telescoping Extension Ladder
Telesteps 1600EP OSHA Compliant 16 ft Reach Professional Wide Step Telescoping Extension Ladder

Telesteps is a well-constructed ladder that performs well 'straight out of the box.' You can use it fully extended or adjusted by the foot to achieve the desired working height.

The system used to extend and retract the ladder has a patented one-touch release mechanism making the ladder easy to use.

Ladder construction is from tubing with an oval profile rather than round, which makes for more durable and safer operation.

Wide rungs are angled to create a level footing when in use, which improves comfort when you work on the ladder for long periods.

Fully retracted, the ladder measures only 30 inches high and is compact enough to be easily stored away - indoors if required.

Telesteps 1600EP Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Telesteps AB
  • Model: 1600EP - OSHA Compliant
  • Material: High quality aluminum alloys
  • Extended Height: 12.5 feet giving 16 feet reach
  • Storage Height: 30 inches
  • Dimensions: 31.8 x 18 x 3.2 inches
  • Capacity: 300 pounds - Type 1A duty rating
  • Weight: 25 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor

What we Like

The 1600EP has excellent features and good build quality. It is sturdy and makes you feel safe when working with it fully extended. The treads are wide and comfortable to work on for extended periods.

It's easy to use - extension and retraction are simple. It closes smoothly without slamming down and pinching fingers.

Storage is good. It stows down to a small size and can be stored under the stairs, in the garage - anywhere, many other ladders couldn't be kept.

It has excellent portability, is easy to carry and can be transported in the trunk of a car, or even behind the front seats.

Any Downside?

There is no real downside to owning this Telesteps ladder unless you consider it expensive for the size. But this quality and the professional-grade product is reflected in the price.

The Telesteps 12.5 feet telescoping ladder is a quality ladder for either professionals or home users. You can take it anywhere. You will find many uses for it in the home, workshop, office, on a boat and in using an RV - and a lot more besides. We like it.

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