Though large press buttons release the legs for extending or folding, the Portamate is a heavy, bulky system best reserved for your shop or locations where it will be used for an extended period of time.
Cam mounting locks are easy to operate and mount bars slide easily along the rail and lock down in alternate positions.
The stand incorporates multiple accessories, among them a powerstrip; two additional quick-release tables; a vise; and a work support with a gooseneck lamp, which proved helpful on even well-lit sites.
Be aware, their single sliding bolt connection makes work supports wobbly. To avoid snapping them off, don’t handle the stand by the supports and be sure to remove them before lifting the stand on end.