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The Pro-Draft Deluxe Drawing Board by Martin Universal Design has a smooth, melamine-composite drawing surface and a five-position tilting mechanism that eases back strain by elevating the board to the most comfortable position.
The parallel rule eliminates the need for a straight edge or T-square, is made of anti-warp aluminum for strength and stability, and adapts well to both pen and pencil. Larger knobs make it easier to quickly align the parallel rule or change the angle.
Lightweight and easy to handle, the Pro-Draft Deluxe has a carry-handle for maximum portability.
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from Fort Worth TX
Comments about Martin Universal Design Martin Pro-Draft Deluxe Parallel Straightedge Drawing Board:
Question: Worked for design firms, retired, never stopped drawing. Decided larger board w/ parallel bar real need. This board looks like a dream come true. But how should bar wiring fasten on back? My board's legs were attached after the wires were installed and clamp them flat & immobile to board. Bar was breeze to align. But moved 1/3 way up the board, it shrieks. Anyone have same experience? If I can fix it, I will. Blick Service very helpful but I don't want to wait 2 weeks for analysis and re-shipping. Other boards I've used were custom built, bar mounted on top & never ever shrieked. Someone else always fixed any problems. If this board came assembled right, I won't try shriek repair myself. Advice appreciated with many thanks.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Simple, solid and easily transportable drawing table.
By Another Wandering Artist
from Waxahachie, Texas
I bought a larger version of this board for my art class but it was too big for the paper I was using and it was too heavy and came too close to the ground to carry around with my other supplies. So I returned that and ordered this one instead, I thought it would be the same model just smaller but it turned out to be much better. The size was far more reasonable for my paper of 18x24 inches and it is far lighter to carry. Speaking of which, the handle and its grip is a great shape for most any sized hand, due to it being a flat oval shape instead of a circular tube. As far as it being a different kind of model, the adjustable level bar (which isn't pictured for this product) is, for my version anyway, is made of only two parts: The base with grooves and the brace bar for said grooves. And both pieces are separate, which are easier to use and they don't rattle like the previous board's did (Which had them constructed as one large piece that stuck out over an inch away from the back. The bar on the face of the board (which is very hard and smooth) is of solid construction and slides up and down for quick and easy lines. As far as any Cons to this product, I wish there were higher settings for the height bar on the back, there is room for them they just aren't there. But that's a minor complaint, overall, I would recommend this to a fellow artist.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By happy designer
I'm a retired residential designer and sold the drawing table that has worked for me since I bought it 1974 but a few weeks ago I realized I can't retire. Because of space constraints where I am now I wanted a drawing board with a sturdy leg system that's compact and can be stored out of site when not in use - this board is PERFECT!Blick's price was a deal, shipping time was a few days and the board arrived well packed and with no damage. I would recommend this board AND Blick to anyone.
As I expected, i would buy this product again!
it works perfect for drawing , comfortable and the size is just perfect
Martin Pro-Draft Deluxe Parallel Straightedge Drawing Board
from Pocatello, Idaho
I love this Drawing Board! The first one Ipurchased could be raised to only one slant. This one gives more heights. It is very sturdy and well thought out in its design. Once you set the slant you can rest assured that it won't slip.
from Asheville, NC
I use this almost on a daily basis. I like the adjustable angle and the straight edge is well made.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Pricey but worth the money
By Ruth/student artist
from Cleveland OH
This board has many nice features: solidly made, multiple height adjustment levels, an easy to move,removable slide rule. Since it's the 1st drawing board I've owned, I cannot compare it to others but it seems to be high quality and very study. I like that it also has a carrying handle. I only wish it had a pencil ledge across the bottom and that's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I'm happy with the purchase and the company sent it out right away after I placed the order.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Purchased for my daughter in architecture school, she loves it!
Convenient, full function
from Oakland CA
I purchased this to use when I'm drawing comics. My first need was a tilted drawing table. This one tilts up quite a bit (some others I've seen are more flat), and has four set positions at various angles. The highest tilt position is great for me, because it helps me draw people and circles that don't squish off in perspective.Because this includes the parallel guide, I don't need a T-square. I've used it for a week now, and I'm pleased with it. It is stable, the parallel guide works pretty well (the knobs at both ends were confusing at first). I can fit an 11x17 or 18x12 sheet of paper vertically or horizonally. It's a heavy board, so it is solid/stable on my desk. It comes with a handle to make it easier to carry. However, its pretty heavy, so I wouldn't want to actually have to carry this around anywhere. It ships from the manufacturer, not from Blick, and it took a few days for them to ship it out. Allow 10 days to two weeks from when you order to when you'll receive it.
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