^^^^ that's how I do it on the rims I care about not scratching also. Going slow and carefully lining up the tool against the bead has worked so far. This resurrection of the thread got me looking at their website again. The newer style stands look like a nice improvement over the 1.0 version. I do appreciate how compact it stores since I don't have a lot of garage space. And once I came up with a working method to secure the wheel to the changer base it gets easier each time.