I've had a home gym for 5 years now. I bought the "sick of your gym" package back in 2010 from EFS. Over the years I've added a lot to my gym.
One think I've come to realize is that the original plates that came with my "SoYG" package are not very quality controlled. They are off by 1-3 lbs in both directions. They are also pretty lop-sided (I put them on the bar and the heavy side spins down quick). I noticed how wrong the steel plates where after I bought a set of Pendaly competition bumpers and rogue HG bumpers, which are much more accurate. The original steel plates served me fine till now, but I'm ready for an upgrade.
Does anyone have a suggestion on which brands provide a quality, robust steel plate?
What's the best value in steel Plates?
What is the best value power lifting competition level steel disk?
I'm really looking for a set of steel plates that'll keep for the next decade or so.