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Unstable and Creaky
on 4 September 2015
I know this Hop Up has got many great reviews from people but in my opinion it lacks stability even when the legs are locked in position. I bought this Youngman Odd Job and also the larger platform Youngman Odd Job 600. The Odd Job 600 is a much safer platform in that it sits more stable and can support more weight so if you are more weighty buy the Odd Job 600. The Odd 600 hardly creaks but this Odd Job Hop Up creaks bad. I found that to move safely on it you must slide your feet rather than lift them, this is not ideal when in the middle of working. I found that the legs moved on it if I lifted my foot any bit and I wasn't doing the cowboy.
My advice is don't waste your money, buy the bigger and more stable Odd Job 600, it hardly creaks which is less annoying also. Some guy said if this Odd Job creaks when you are on it then you shouldn't be on it, well I say it creaks no matter what weight you are so that comment is unfair. Also a big advantage of the Odd Job 600 is you can use it as a work platform to cut timber as it is so stable, holding the timber with your knee and hand and sawing with the other hand, you can't rely on the smaller Odd Job to do that.
I brought the Odd Job Hop Up back to the shop I bought it from and kept the bigger Odd Job 600. This tool does not meet the level of craftmanship I expect from Youngman and I already have some of their Industrial step ladders which are very good so I do like some of their products.