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3.0 out of 5 stars The two-lever design is fundamentally flawed, April 20, 2010
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This product is well-made, and I certainly wouldn't begrudge them the plastic handles for raising and lowering the wheels: the plastic is very tough stuff, and holds uyp to considerable abuse without any problems. Assembly is very flexible, and doesn't take too long. I mounted a medium-sized drill press on a double-layer of plywood and attached it to this base. It is quite sturdy in the fully raised and fully lowered positions, but the "in-between" state is treacherous, and I can't recommend this base for something as top-heavy as a drill press, or anything particularly heavy at all. Once you release one wheel the stand is balanced precariously on three wheels that are well offset from the tool's center of mass, creating a very unstable situation. When you release the second wheel, the tool plops down with a thud that I don't appreciate being applied to an expensive piece of machinery. The levers to engage the wheels do not operate particularly smoothly, and it's difficult to finesse the landing. If you are putting heavy or expensive tools on your stand, I'd think twice before selecting this one. Look for one with a single lever, or one that works by engaging a brake on the wheels.

Pros:
* Well built
* Sturdy in fully raised and fully lowered position
* Relatively easy to assemble
* Inexpensive compared to other options

Cons:
* Unstable when raising and lowering
* Difficult to operate levers (depending on your configuration and weight of tool)
* The "landing" is a bit bumpy for my tastes
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