Out of the box, it is ready to use. Well, remove all the plastic baggie things. The locking pin locks the legs closed for storage. Pull the pin out, rotate, place the pin back in and you are ready. the design and function of the legs are really nice. You might need to wiggle the pin and legs to get it to lock in, but once in, the stand is really stable.
The clamp is simple as well. Just loosen the knob, position the 360 degree clamp, tighten knob.
8 Point jaws are secure yet maintain
• Stable tripod base
• 60 lbs load capacity
• Easy tool free setup
• 140 cm (55") work height