I am working on building a home gym and I am looking at the weider 650 squat rack, has anyone used this product and how do you feel about it?
Do you feel there might be a better system for the money?[/quote]
Do you have more specifics, maybe a link? I did a short search and couldn’t find the 650.
I have a wieder 540 and am disapointed with the setup. Nothing insurmountable, but for instance the pins setup in the front. This means that if you use the rack for benching, you rack and unrack the bar from a forward position instead of rearward as it is commonly done. And you can’t switch the posts to the back due to the cable attachments on the rear of the rack.
Also, the pins and the catch bars can come out if you slide a barbell sideways across them. I wrap a bungee cord to around them and the post to prevent this.
However, it is a fairly sturdy rack and it was hard to beat the price ($200.00 with bench).
These are all things that can be fixed but I hate to have to modify a new rack.
I also had a cheaper weider rack but it was too shallow from front to back and had a 300 lb wieght limit.