I have been using this easel now for 6-7 months. Assembly was not difficult - it is a heavy well made easel. Love all the adjustments that you can make to it to get the paper positioned correctly. I also use the accessory tray - and am very happy with it also. I think for the money this is a great buy.
I was very disappointed in the quality of this easel. I have used metal easels of similar design in the past and found them satisfactory. This model however has plastic handles on knobs which must be tightened down securely. The plastic handles have a tendency to strip, and then you are left without a good way to release the knob or tighten it further. I am a professional artist and need a sturdy easel which will stand up to lots of use as well as support large heavy canvases. I would not recommend it to you if you need this same level of equipment.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? very well
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Metal parts are fine but plastic elements keep it from being functional.
This was surprisingly easy to put together. Don't worry about the crazy translated instructions. They won't really help. Just look at the diagram and take a look at a picture of one put together online. The bigger that picture the better so you can see where everything goes. Once you figure it out you'll realize how ingenious it really is...and how easy it will be to break down and move if you ever need to. Works well for a small studio space like you'd find here in NYC.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good
Overall, I am very happy with this & would recommend it. It does have to be assembled, but it wasn't hard.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The picture on site shows a removable work table/shelf whiich is not included with the easel. Otherwise the easel looks exactly like the picture
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I have been using it for several weeks now & it is sturdy & stays in place. It is also light enough for me to carry to different rooms.