Updated 28 Feb 2012

Syneco

Ultra Thin Folding 2 Step 2 SDS

Bottom line: This stepladder is easy to use … but it failed the “walking”, stile-bending and tread-bending tests.

Ultra Thin Folding 2 Step 2 SDS
Consumer score
49
Price guide

$18

×

Choose what’s right for you with confidence

Join today and get instant access to all test results and research.

Join Consumer Now

Test results

Overall score
Just OK
49
Safety
Poor
4.0/10
Ease of use
Good
7.0/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • Grab rail.
  • Latch-secured top step.

But

  • Failed "walking" test.
  • Failed stile-bending test.
  • Failed tread-bending test.
  • Some safety markings under the step (these are hard to see).

How we test

Our test of stepladders was conducted in an independent testing laboratory.

Overall score includes:

Safety (70%)
Ease of use (30%)

Safety is based on the number of safety tests passed. The tests are based on the standard for portable ladders AS/NZS 1892.1:1996.

First we applied vertical loads to the steps and then added various side forces, to measure stability and how much the ladder’s feet “walked” as they swayed side-to-side. The maximum “walk” allowed for portable ladders is 79mm under the safety standard.

Next we placed vertical loads as stated in the standard on to the treads, to see whether these loads would bend the stiles and treads or shear the tread-to-stile joints. Finally we did a second “walking” test to see if these tests had weakened the ladders and stepladders.

Ease of use evaluates the ease of folding/unfolding the stepladders and how secure the stepladders felt when being stood on.

Price is the price we paid in November and December 2011.

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$18
Passed all safety tests
×

Specifications

Load rating (kg)
100
Number of steps
2
Height (mm)
752
Weight (kg)
3.4
Construction
Steel

Features

Grab rail
Safety latch
Tool tray
×