Have no idea how it compares quality-wise, but last year I picked up an LPL 8x10 two blade easel via ePrey. I wasn't running into the column with my larger ones, but I got tired of reaching under the big mask frame, having it flap around while I was loading to make 5x5 inch test prints. I paid the handsome sum of $15 for it, although the shipping was a bit high. The small sizes are more common and pretty reasonable, the big ones, especially four-blade types, even used are a bit sobering unless one gets lucky.