Managing a big stick above my head was tricky. It's new to me & I haven't done too much bending with it yet. I did make an additional base, below the benders base, that allows me to level the bender on multiple surfaces. For example, I mount the bender in my driveway which is sloped. With the additional base I can compensate for the slope & get it dead nutz level! I'll snap pictures tomorrow if you'd like.