First off the assembling of this stand is a two-man job. I did it by myself and it took a while to align the bars properly and secure the screws. Expect about 1-2 hrs on assembling this machine. The item does come with the necessary tools for assembling it, but if you want the L-shaped handles for the dips section, you will need a socket wrench to screw it in tightly. I highly recommend using your own tools, otherwise the keys given will slip or just take forever. Another thing to note is the pull-up bar. I tightened the two top screws but it still rattles slightly. I paid less than $100 for this Everlast machine, so it's something not worth complaining about. It'll do the job and it definitely is one of my favorite gym toys right now. I am currently using 100lb heavy bag, and I put 4-50lb (200lb) sand bags on the base to hold the item in place as an extra precaution. I also recommend picking up the item from the store rather than shipping. My item came in scratched-up, but I am going to use a metallic paint of the same color to hide the wounds on it. It's a great item from a reliable company. Make sure to add one to your gym if you want to release some aggression on the punching bag (sold separately).
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