It works pretty well, and definitely the cheapest solution for building a sit/stand desk. It is not perfect though; I have had 2 issues. First is the set screw to hold the folding handle/crank assembly stripped out trying to tighten it enough to keep the handle from sliding out when trying to swing it down. My solution was just to remove the handle if I want it out of the way. This led to the 2nd issue: without the counterweight of the handle if i have it up in a standing position and I bump the desk, sometimes it starts lowering on its own. Once it starts you have to stop it by taking most of the weight off the frame. I will admit this issue is likely because I am running close to the weight limit. I have probably around 230-250 lbs on the frame (including desk top).