Beseler 11x14" Universal 4-Bladed Enlarging Easel

Beseler 11x14" Universal 4-Bladed Enlarging Easel

Beseler 11x14" Universal 4-Bladed Enlarging Easel

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All metal 4-Bladed enlarging easels. Features heavy gauge spring steel blades. Precision designed guide rails made from aluminum extrusion, ensure accuracy. Masking blades are detachable for individual arrangement. Unique silver-gray finish makes it easy to compose the image before inserting paper. Also includes three sided measuring scale, free moving blade carriage with securing lock, dual spring-loaded hinge and unique white viewing strips which aid in cropping and composition.

Heavy gauge, spring steel blades
Detachable masking blades for individual arrangement
Three sided measuring scale
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Beseler 11x14" Universal 4-Bladed Enlarging Easel
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    Beseler 8501-01 specs

    Dimensions Not available
    Weight 17.5lbs (7938 g) (shipping weight)
    Number of Blades Four (detachable)
    Paper Channels Yes
    Border Adjustment Easy sliding blades set over calibrated side guide
    Maximum Print Size 11 x 14" (279.4 x 355.6mm)
    Color Photo gray finish with black blades
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.75 x 21.1 x 3.25"

    Beseler 8501-01 reviews

    11x14" Universal 4-Bladed Enlarging Easel is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Big Disappointment What a shame it is for a storied American company to put out something like this and thinks they can get away with it! We ordered five of these for our photo lab and everyone of them arrived with some form of defect, some very serious. In addition to the other reviewer's problem of blades not being square we found blades with nicks and scratches, baseboard with raised burrs, blades that were loose out of the box, etc. The product must have left the factory with no quality control whatsoever. If I could have given this product a zero star rating I would. Shame, shame, shame for the American manufacturing industry.
    Date published: 2008-04-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed This is an inferior produce, in my opinion. The blades are difficult to keep square, and they are hard to make small adjustments without moving the easel. It isn't engineered very well. Some small changes in the construction would have improved this product. I have an old Saunders Master, and it's a better product, although I think I'm going to get a Saunders Slim Track. Expertise: 30 years in B&W 4X5 work. (Highly experienced) Problems Encountered: I just said all of that above. Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Saunders Master, Speed Easel, Adorama, LPL 2 Blade
    Date published: 2008-01-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Easel I just used it a few times, but product itself is fairly easy to modify, and once I set it, it stays there stablely. A little bit expensive compare to other 4 blade easels, but it works fine. It is heavy which could be good thing that it would not move that much when I accidently hit it after I set the position. One thing I did not like it when I got it is that the back rubber was little bit torn out. Except that I am pretty happy about this easel.
    Date published: 2012-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite in my darkroom I use one of these under my favorite enlarger: a beseler 45mxt with an aristo cold light head. I prefer it to my saunders, it is a better, easier to use product in my opinion. The only thing thats bad about it is that it has little slots on the base of it (not the ones that the paper go into) which can make focusing a bit of a pain, but it is a great easel otherwise!
    Date published: 2011-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Had Troubles With Mine Maybe a few years back the QC lipped on these, but the one I own is just fine. First used one in the '70s in an Air Force photo hobby lab and it was fine, except keeping the blades orthogonal was a challenge. One I bought in 1984 has been a dream.
    Date published: 2015-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but Really nice design, but I miss metal blades
    Date published: 2017-02-09
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