This question is about which of 2 designs of easels is favored. Both Beseler an d Saunders make 16x20 and 20x24 4-bladed easels. (For Saunders, I'm speaking of the non-V-track easel.) I've examined both and found that the blades on the Sa unders are more "limp" and tend to bow extensively when the easel is opened. Co nversely, the Beseler blades seem more "stiff" and bow much less when the easel is opened. Examining (with my eyeball) how flat they hold the paper, I can't se e any difference. The Saunders blades also don't seem to move as easily in that , since each end is attached, the end with the movement knob always moves ahead of the other end and you have to take your hand and help the far end of the blad e track along as it is moved across the top. This seems a little less than "rob ust" design, to me. Also, the Beseler is counter-balanced with a bigger spring when opened. What are your opinions on this? Do you like one easel better than another? Do the blades on both stay strictly in place when printing several co pies of the same print? The Beseler design seems better to me at this point, bu t I have owned other Saunders darkroom equipment that was very good in the past, so don't know if I am being to critical of things that don't matter. Thanks in advance for your adivce.