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One star READ!!
on October 11, 2016
This item works well and I kept it therefore I'm giving it one star. I'm a mechanic so I was able to fix everything wrong with this thing upon receipt. If you aren't handy or a mechanic I would stay away. Here is my experience.
1. Assembly and provided screws. Expect to have a hammer handy as none of the screws fit correctly you'll have to bang each screw to start them to assemble the stand, wheels and pushbar.
2. The plastic wheels and axle are something from a kids toy, not for wheeling around a shop.
3. The 2 brackets that hold the wheels, if you are not careful they will slip and fall directly into the unit itself causing you to open the unit to retrieve them, happened to me twice and I consider myself pretty coordinated.
4. When I initially turned the unit on the gauges did not work. I already had the top off to retrieve the brackets from the wheels and was very surprised that 2 of the clips weren't clipped to the gauges, I tried to slide them on but they were way to wide, I ended up clipping them off and soldering them to the gauges, I then tried the unit and all functions worked.
Moral of the story, for a HD charger like this one that is literally double the price of similar items you can buy at an Autozone or a Sears, I would expect better Q&A, Assembly, an auto-shut-off feature and the Quality of the parts.
That being said, used on 2 vehicles and it does work well after it took me an hour to fix this new out of the box product.