I stopped by the habitat for humanity "re store" for some trim to frame a large bathroom mirror and ended up with one of those "all smiles" $15 finds.
minus one light rust mark on the step (which is soon to be neutralized) this tool is in excellent condition.
as a small note: this tool folds up to be about the size of a large brief case and can be transported very easily. the 24"x26" base is more than stable. even if one goes crazy working the step does the rest for stability.