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Woman with a Tool: Higher Ground

This ladder will change your life. Or at least make you less likely to die from home improvement.

It’s hard to get excited about a ladder. But, dammit, Little Giant Ladder’s Select Step just slays us. User-friendly locks make it easy to adjust the A-frame from five feet to eight or shorten one side so you can get right up next to a wall. A large platform, the Comfort Step, is reassuring, rather than terrifying, to stand on. The top-mountable AirDeck surface features slots for tools, plus a magnetic strip to hold nuts, bolts, and screws, and also functions as a safety bar. And to move it, all you do is tip and roll. Men have been known to fall for Japanese body pillows. We wouldn’t blame anyone for an obsession with hot steps. $240,

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