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Higher quality than expected...,
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This review is from: Universal Power-Pak 445 Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand (Combo) (Sports)
Years ago I tested some of these types of dumbbells at fitness stores and frankly found them clunky and lacking as regards ease of adjustment. Typically, you'd find me in the gym doing squats, dead lifts, pull ups, etc - but I was injured in a motorcycle accident this summer. My bones are healing slowly and I can't lift heavy. This set came up on a Lightning Deal pre-Christmas and I jumped. I'm glad I did. These dumbbells are easily adjustable. Putting the kit together was the hardest part - the bolts require a 16mm wrench or socket. The set comes with a cheesy flat 'wrench' that's very difficult to use with out sliding it down (or up) off the bolt while fighting gravity and turning the bolt with the included Allen wrench. If you have a socket set with a 16mm socket, it will be a breeze to put the stand together.
The dumbbells themselves are SLIGHTLY off center requiring some concentration to keep them aligned. Fortunately, the dumbbell handles have excellent grips and the off-centered-ness helps work your grip without straining too hard to keep them aligned. The dumbbells clank and shift a bit when you lift them, but it's not ridiculous and it doesn't get in the way.
Overall a very good set!