This raises and lowers your hanging baskets with ease for easier tending and watering of your plants. Simply assemble the swizzle hook and slip onto the hanging basket bracket, pull down and attach the hanging basket. As you hold the basket from the base, raise it slowly to the proper height and lower slightly to engage the locking mechanism. To lower, place your hands under the basket and slightly raise it to release the locking device. Maximum weight is 25 lbs.