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Not bad for the price
on December 27, 2011
At one time I would have never considered using a weight machine. I used only free weights. As time has gone by I have begun to depend on weight machines to help me balance the weight being lifted.At the ripe old age of 60 I have decided to start lifting inside my heated home during the cold Michigan winters. Several days ago I assembled this machine in 3, 3.5 hours. Step 1 tells you NOT to tigthen the bolts until instructed, tighten them right away or you will be tipping 150 pounds on it's side.Other than that, assembly is fairly straight forward. You might want to have a 16mm wrench/socket handy, it makes things go faster as you will want to adjust the torque on the pully wheels.
The 150 pounds of plates offers a total of 200 pounds of resistance. In essence you can do 200 pound seated bench presses, 160 pound butterfly presses, and 160 pound lat pull downs.
All in all not a bad machine. The welds seem to be of good quality. Decent gauge steel, etc.
If your looking for an affordable weight machine that works all major body parts, consider this one.