Made of oiled beech wood, the MABEF M-09 easel is our best-selling Studio Easel. This easel is fitted with a brush/equipment tray below the bottom canvas ledge and the canvas holder height is adjusted with a sliding ratchet. Once the desired position is set, it can be locked by tightening the rear locking screw. Maximum canvas height is 45-1/2 inches. Weight: 22 lbs.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2012
The art school solid classic. Holds a big canvas, easy to move, feels solid and like it will last forever. Don't bother buying one of the rip off models made of cheaper wood. I have the 07 too which is a little bigger and even sturdier. Both tip forward just enough for flat light painting. I LOVE that they both have a handle for adjusting the tilt rather than the horrible round nut to skin your fingers.
The 09 has trouble staying in the top groove unless you tighten the back screw. Also you may want to order another top bracket if you want to get a small canvas up at head height, and you have to order those from Mabef in Italy. That's my only complaint.