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The LadLock attaches to your ladder and provides an angle-adjustable stabilizer that presses against roofs to help hold your ladder in place.  Remember: there are no old, bold roofers.

As you can see in the photo, once you’ve attached the LadLock to your ladder, you can adjust the specific angle of the stabilizer by de-tensioning the two friction lock knobs, then positioning the stabilizer plate to fit the roof you’re working on.  Then you simply tighten them down to lock the plate and use the ladder for the rest of the day.

It’s a very simple idea — and a simple tool — but anything that saves you from an embarassing (and possibly income-ending) swan dive off the roof seems like a great idea to me.

The bad news: LadLock wants $150 a pop for ’em.  Of course, if you have a few spare hours and a welder, you could easily build one of these for $50 or less.

The LadLock [Corporate Site]


5 Responses to Stabilize That Ladder, Save Your Back

  1. BarelyFitz says:

    I like the adjustable angle for planting it on the roof, but it seems like the stabilizer should be a lot wider (more like the stabilizers that go against the wall).

  2. Mark says:

    This looks more like a gutter saver, and I agree with the previous poster that it doesn’t look wide enough from the picture. It does not appear to be safer to make a safe roof-to-ladder transition with this setup as compared to having the ladder right up on the gutter.

  3. Brau says:

    I agree with Mark and also agree with the first poster in that the bar needs to be much wider to make a claim of being safer. I will add that it will make the ladder significantly top-heavy and harder on your back.

  4. Donald says:

    I’m a roofer and my crew has a ladlock. I must defend the design. The width of the foot does not effect it’s stability. I talked with them before I purchased it, and their research is right on the mark. Also, it is made of aluminum and only weighs about six pounds. I love it.

  5. Chris C. says:

    I ran across this product at a trade show in Las Vegas. I picked up two from my local ABC Supply for 150 a pop and after using it, I ended up throwing my hoops away. I haven’t crushed a gutter since, and leave it on the ladder when I am doing using it. I agree with the top posters about the price but, after climbing up one, and being able to lock it down with some penny nails or screws, it’s easy to get up and down on and unbreakable. I’m pushing our safety guy to get everyone in our company to use one. Great product.

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