A must with the Park Tool truing stand. It allows for adjustment of the truing stand 20 degrees forward or backward for comfortable use at any bench height. The handy bins in the front of the Tilting Base are specially designed to hold Park Tool Spoke Wrenches and other small items such as spoke nipples. The bin corners are rounded to make even the smallest part easy to retrieve.
I've had this base since before 2005 and it's been great. Wouldn't change a thing. If it cracked you must have done something weird.
Agreed, Park should really be making the base out of steel or aluminum , the plastic body is not all that durable.
I wish the base was a little more rugged. Already cracked one.