Bought this for my son 18 months ago. He only presses 180 lbs, but the bar now has a bend in it. Spoke with Sears, as well as Weider, but both only say 90 day warrenty. Bar shouldn't bend with significantly less weight than even came with it. Now have to buy a new bar (not Weider). Would never buy from them again. Poor quality and don't stand by their product.
Was suspicious after reading reviews, but very careful to remove plates after each use. No bending after thirty days and grooves in bar are just like commercial gym equipment. Other brands considered were three to four times the cost. We are very happy with this set and have since added two 45lb plates. Our gym is on our covered patio and we live in a high humidity locale. We have observed no rust or change with the bar or weights.
Happy with purchase. Nice clean look.
This equipment was given to my grandson for Christmas. He has started using it 3 times a week. He started as suggested .
This bar was great for a couple years, then started to bend when my husband put more than two 45 lb plates on each end.
overall quality is OK, but misses one 2.5lb and the collar missing one plastics wrap.