I used this product for 6 months and the support bar for the bench has bent from 180 degrees to about 160 degrees. The manual lists the weight capacity for user plus weights at 500lbs. I never came close to this. In my opinion it could be dangerous because the bar could collapse while lifting causing you to fall and the weights to come down on you. I went to the hardware store and purchased a steel pipe instead to use as the support. I notified the company but their response was I must have exceeded the weight capacity, which I never did.
Wow, I could not believe how easy this was to put together. The only negative is that for the price, I think the padding in the bench could have been better. Also, if you want a bar, you must find an Olympic style, 7 foot bar! Nothing else will fit and I think this should have been standard information when viewing the product. I was disappointed in having to drive to several places to track down the correct bar.
The product is excellent, the quality of the package shipped was pathetic, I got the package and small parts started falling out while moving the "sealed" box. I had to replace numerous bolts, washers, and nuts.
- Did the product fit true to size? yes
- How is the quality of the product? quality is great
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? main base stands had to be hammered out to fit