Werner 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder

By Robert Robillard on Tool and Product Reviews

Werner 2 in 1 Dual Purpose Ladder DP6206 Review

The Werner 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder was specifically designed for service crews, electricians and general contractors, to give them the option of a step ladder which easily converts to an extension ladder. In my neck of the woods we call that a “Two-Fa.”

Constructed out of lightweight fiberglass these combination ladders have an innovative design, and latch mechanism that “flips and clicks,” to easily and quickly convert from a stepladder to an extension ladder.

Werner Offers 3 Sizes

  • 6-foot step ladder which converts to a 14-foot extension ladder
  • 7-foot step ladder which converts to a 16-foot extension ladder
  • 8-foot step ladder which converts to a 18-foot extension ladder

Werner DP62026 Heights

The Werner DP6206 ladder we reviewed is referred to as an 11-foot ladder, with a 300 lb weight rating and allowed the following working heights:

  • 10-foot maximum reach as a step ladder
  • 13-foot maximum reach as an extension ladder

Space Saving

Having the option for both a step ladder and extension ladder not only saves space but eliminates time and energy required to bring two ladders to a job-site. The dual purpose design also saves you money on ladder purchases and stores similar to a step ladder.

The ladders rated as Type 1A fiberglass professional-grade feature some innovate features to make you more productive but also safe, such as, V-Rungs, full size steps and non-conductive materials. We explain that in more detail below.

Cost Saving

At first glance you might think that this ladder is expensive. The Werner 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder DP6206 costs approximately $250.00. When you stop and think about the cost of two ladders, your actually ahead of the game. The DP6202 is cheaper than buying a 6-foot [Type 1A] step ladder and an equivalent extension ladder.

Integrated V-Rung

When the ladder is extended as an extension-ladder mode, the top rung features an integrated V-Rung allowing the ladder to be used safely on trees, poles and corners. This V-Rung keeps the ladder in place and prevents it from sliding.

Oversized, molded ProGuard Boots

Oversized, non-marking and high-visible yellow footpads are key to keeping this ladder stable and secure. The ladder sits stable, and grips the floor.

Full-Sized Steps

Every step on this ladder is the same, the steps are a full-size 3-inch step that offers plenty of foot support and stability. We liked this better than some competition type ladders that have extension ladder round-type rungs which cause your feet to fatigue over time.

When set up as a step ladder there are steps on the opposite side of ladder, but the angle is not comfortable or safe enough to call it a dual sided step ladder. If Werner can figure that one out, MAN would that be awesome!

Transport and Storage

The 2-in-1 ladder absolutely takes up way-less space than two ladders, and easily stores inside a van or trailer. The ladder design is lightweight, and easy to transport, both inside vehicles and maneuvering inside residences or furnishing.

Non-Conductive Construction

The Werner 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder is non-conductive, which is important when working near electricity.

Final Thoughts on the Werner DP6206

Having the immediate option to turn a step ladder into an extension ladder was a huge time saving step for me.

I also found myself NOT taking unnecessary risks, like using the “top-step,” like we all do, or have done.  When I found myself at the step ladder limit, and needing more height access, I simply flipped the ladder leg, and locked in the lever mechanism. Gaining additional extension ladder height, fast and easy without having to transport, store and access a second ladder was huge.

I definitely found many uses for the Werner 2 in 1 Dual Purpose Ladder, we’re actually considering purchasing one for every truck, after all its a “Two-Fa!”

We’re impressed, home-run Werner!

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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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