This is better than I expected. When I was in High School, these stands were awful. If you tried to adjust the height, your hand would encounter some nasty grease! Not to mention they tipped over very easily. My only problem was putting it together... It's very simple to understand, but I had to buy a pair of 'gorilla' gripper gloves from a hardware store. I purchased this one & the larger one, & one of them in 2 steps wouldn't budge. Just persevere, it's well worth it!!!