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Alvin Professional Drafting Table

Alvin Professional Drafting Table

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Shipping cost outside of the US is pretty diabolical for this (as expected I guess).
Can anyone top $205.50 shipping for Australia/New Zealand? You lucky Canadians only have to pay $94.25!
I'd be curious to know if they sell a single one of these outside of the US.
I might be interested in this, however all the pictures shown are essentially the same angle in different sizes. Before I can make a decision It would be helpful to see a side view to get a better idea of the working parts of the draft table. What is the range of angles that can be safely used? Are there any uncomfortable protrusions underneath?
Calaverasgrande
The two front legs are not attached to the table top or each other and the rear legs are hinged at the table top and are connected to each other at the floor. I don't know how steep you can set it, but it can be flat. There is also a hinge on the rear legs were the two bars are that connect to the front legs. So the front legs swing horizontally, but you can't fold the table flat like you might want to. I really don't recommend this for the $150 price. It feels so cheap, but I don't know how much other adjustable drafting tables are. I used it flat as a standing desk before motorized standing desks dropped below $400.
MichaelOhlssen
this is a fairly average price for a cheaper drafting table.
i've had one that's pretty much just like this that my parents got me as a kid so i've had it for maybe 20 years now and i don't plan on replacing it anytime soon. in part because it's lasted this long while still doing it's job and also in part because it was a gift from my parents. never hurts to remain grateful.
the biggest differences i see is this one doesn't seem to have a utility tray attached so the side like most drafting tables that don't have drawers and it's made out of square tube steel rather than round. the square tube steel might actually give the adjustment knobs better grip to hold than mine. (more contact area for the bolt)
that said, these style designs that fold to be more portable are better treated like horizontal easels than traditional tables. they're lighter weight so if you bump them they're gonna sway a bit. the easy adjustments for angle/height the knobs give also means that it's a pressure grip to hold that adjustment and that's never going to be as strong a hold as you might want. it's not meant to lean hard on or support heavy things. if it's as much like my old table as it appears then it's still a decent bit more stable than some other "portable" drafting tables i've used.
those things in mind this will probably be a good table but unless someone specifically wants something that can fold down to a smaller size for storage or transportation i'd probably recommend something else.
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