This is my biggest complaint with the vast majority of other available easels and what led me to develop my own. I was not alone with this, other artists had the same gripes. You can see my answers to this by clicking the “About” page, but let me tell you about your other choices.
The most common adjustment you will make while painting is the height of your canvas or panel. Virtually all other easels require that you unscrew and slide the top canvas support up, then remove the canvas (or risk having it fall to the floor). Next, you loosen the bottom canvas support and raise or lower it to the height you prefer. If you’re lowering it, you may first have to lower the paint tray to get it out of the way. Finally, you replace the canvas and lower and tighten the upper canvas support.
You will usually have to jiggle all these parts up and down, which is a pain. The paint tray can be quite heavy to try to move, and many manufacturers have come up with winches, screws, or rack and pinion methods to adjust the tray. None of the winch systems I’ve tried has worked very well (and this has included some $1,000.00+ models). They often stick, or bind, on the way down, and require help from your other hand.
I have only tried one rack and pinion model, and it worked very well, except all the weight was on a pin you had to pull out first while holding the crank or it would whip around while the tray was heading for the bottom of the easel.
The screw models work best, but are by far the slowest; you will crank and crank to move the tray more than a couple of inches.
And speaking of the crank, this is its own problem. If the crank is on the front of the easel, it sticks out and gets in your way, even painfully so, if you forget that it’s there. One manufacturer solves this by making the crank fold flat, but now you have to unfold and fold it each time you use it. The other solution that’s used is to move the crank to the side of the easel which works fine with smaller canvases but requires that you walk around to the back side to use it with wider canvases.
This easel was purchased by A customer in the inland city. He believes the easel is mobile its legs will keep sliding and fall that was bothersome considering that his tables are still smooth. He just wished the producers would think about producing the easel longer”table friendly” and wouldn’t slide away. A granny was happy when she gave this easel for a present for her granddaughter. The woman began drawing away and was happy. This easel includes a magnetic board and a side. The easel is constructed from timber and its sides may be folded up for storage. When she obtained her easel 1 client was satisfied. She bought this for the daughter and it worked magic. The sides are made from quality wood and smooth, and also the easel is large enough for the daughter to draw. Her daughter set others drawings done on drawing on on newspapers using magnets up.