Like others said, the quality isn't the best. Casting a bit rough, sharp edges, and dye lots for the colors don't match 100%. But with that said, these are great for a home gym. You can't really compare these to your local gym that spent 3 or 4 times as much for the dumbbells. If the rough casting and sharp edges bother you, take a medium file to them and clean them up a bit to take out the sharp edges and burs. I would expect the factory that made them would have a person at the end of the line with a file, then spend 30 seconds to pick each dumbbell up and clean it up with a file, then move on to the next one. That would only add pennies to the cost, and would greatly improve perceived quality.
I purchased two of these items because the price. I ordered them on line. I believed that all I had to do was to pick them up at the service counter. Truth be told, I could have purchased them at the store eaiser and faster than on line. The items presented to me at the service counter were mis-matched...were two different colors. I did ask if I could go pick out two more similar or matching colors/products. When I got them home, a closer look reveled poor welds with sharp edges. Having Joe Weider's name on a product does not indicate quality or attention to detail. ??The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten? ? Benjamin?Franklin
Quality Control is Lacking. Appears to be used, not new. Furthermore, Warehouse supervisor cannot read? Why make the customer pay any more money at all because it's Sears who erroneously shipped me this dumbell (not the dumbell I'd ordered) but cheaper dumbell with inferior design. Sears Customer Service is it fair to ask the customer to incur any more costs for a Sears' error? Careless and unethical Warehouse Supervisor failed to check to ensure correct product was shipped to me. No excuse because the correct item# on invoice doesn't match the dumbell shipped! Why did you ship 20 LB metal dumbell when I'd ordered 25 LB Rubberized dumbell? Can you tell the difference between rubber and metal?! Can you tell the difference between 25 LBS and 20 LBS?! I was on the phone for 1 Hour+16 minutes with Sears and promised me an email to have UPS pickup wrong dumbell shipped. No email was sent!!! FYI Sears sent this dumbell because the better dumbell I'd ordered is out of stock. Bad business!!!
The weights are, what I paid for. They feel good, using them.