Ironmaster Reviews & Testimonials
Our customers love us, and aren’t afraid to share just how much. Over the years, we’ve received some of the most endearing compliments possible. If you don’t want to listen to us, listen to our customers. Read on to discover why you should purchase your home gym equipment from Ironmaster. Click here if you would like to share your own experience with us.
Great Bench and Leg Lift. Well made and very sturdy. Nice job on the incline / recline movement and the seat brings it all together. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
I recently purchased Landmine attachment. I got it out of the box, and had it installed in under 5 minutes. It was extremely easy to add it to my 1500 rack, and fit together beautifully! This has been true of every extra attachment I have purchased in the past!
This company has a great design/engineering department. There is never a need for me to go to a “gym” to workout. I can do everything at home. It’s footprint is very efficient, and fits well in my basement. Every piece is professional quality!
Ironmaster, thank you for your equipment. I am 60- years old, and am able to stay very fit. It definitely has improved my quality of life!
Iron master system review (dumbbells, bench, cable tower and accessories)
To begin with the conclusion: This is an amazing weightlifting system incorporating a design and materials as innovative as they are rugged. If you want a complete, lifetime system that fits in an amazingly small space, you will not regret buying this.
The dumbbells and accompanying weights feel great in your hand. If you like the hard core feeling of pumping iron, these deliver. Weight change is reasonably quick and becomes quicker with experience. You can easily incorporate the changes into your workout. The bench is rock steady and adjusts in seconds to anywhere from flat to upright. The seat always remains 90 degrees to the bench regardless of angle. The bench add-ons allow one to do sit-ups, dips, pull-ups, incline work, leg extensions etc. etc. etc. in a small footprint. The design and construction are first rate. Everything, and I mean everything, gives the sense of being over designed. This is a one time purchase and should last a lifetime. Yes, I suppose the pad on the bench could become worn with time (like any pad) but could easily be replaced of needed. Mine, after 6 months hard use, looks new. I added the cable tower and enough weights to put 120 lbs. on each dumbbell. This allows you to do all types of pull downs and seated cable rows along with many other cable exercises and dumbbell deadlifts, squats etc. up to 220 lb. The only limitation on the cable tower is that you can only pull from the top of the tower or from the bottom. Ideally, you could set the pulley for any given height, but this is a small thing. I’m guessing incorporating this would have increased the price considerably. One note on the cable tower, I highly suggest you purchase the dedicated seat to go along with it. This allows it to be a stand alone unit and is much more convenient that switching in and out the bench.
I purchased over the course of a couple of months, the pro bench, incline leg attachment, leg extension attachment, dip bar attachment, ez curl bar, the cable tower, enough weight for 120 lb. on each dumbbell, the dumbbell stand and the dumbbell spotting stands. If you want to press as heavily as possible, the dumbbell spotting stands are (to me) a must. This set-up allows for an almost unlimited exercise choice allowing a full body workout (again in a relatively small space). Having a rack, olympic bar and weights would be great (and are available from Ironmaster) but would take up considerably more room than I had.
To wrap this up, the Ironmaster system exceeded all expectations in terms of design, materials used, flexibility and customer service. I spoke at length with various people there and they were all more than happy to guide me in my purchases and share their knowledge.
Real lifting equipment
They sell real weight lifting equipment! Not the knockoffs from retailers. Stuff I used to use back in the 90’s that is heavy duty and built to last. Also, shipped much faster than expected. I highly recommend using this company if you want great quality in your weight lifting gear. Worth every penny, and free shipping. You can’t beat that!
Fast shipping while under constraint
Ordered 100 lb and 45 lb dumbbell set, received a lot faster than expected. Thank you for saving my insanity from the quarantine. Will buy again!
One of the original machines
I was googling the machine and didn’t realize the IM2000 was still in existence. That is amazing and wonderful to see. Ironmaster is a great, sturdy, easy to use system and most of all, WELL built. As old as it is it still looks new. Still glides easy. Thank you for engineering a strong, simple, and super quality product!!!
The Hybrid Bench Pad
I just received/installed the new hybrid bench pad on my SuperBench (not the Pro). I think it’s awesome. Not only does it have the benefit described about using either end, but it’s better in every way. It takes off about 1/2” which doesn’t seem like much, but it feels a lot more stable with my feet firmly planted on the floor. The wider bench also makes my hips feel a lot more stable which helps when lifting heavy dumbbells. The new firm commercial quality feel is great too. I’m very impressed and I think it’s worth every penny. I know it’s cliche, but this is literally the 2nd review I’ve written for a purchase in probably 5 years. I’m that impressed with the new design they came out with. Good stuff Ironmaster. Keep it up.
A Machine for Life
Almost 50 years ago I began training with weights. I use the word ‘training’ because I am not a body builder or power lifter, but simply an engineer (now retired) who wanted to stay in shape and who had to squeeze in the time to exercise around career and family. Joining a gym just could not work with my schedule, so I set up a gym in my basement for early morning workouts. I generally preferred free weights, but began looking for some equipment to make it safer – and I ran across an ad for Ironmaster. It looked to be just what I was looking for, so I purchased the Ironmaster IM400 in 1994 and have used it ever since. After a quarter century of regular use, it still works like the day that I first assembled it. In addition to the quality of the Ironmaster, having that fine piece of equipment in the convenience of my own home has helped to keep me motivated to keep exercising all of these years – and I plan to keep on using it for many more. Thanks for making such a fine product (in the USA!).
Awesome Adjustable DB/KB set
These are amazing. Totally surpassed my expectations for adjustable DBs and getting the KB adjustables gives me more flexibility in my floor program. I am ditching my gym membership because of this set. Now I can do spin cardio and weight training in the comfort of my own home and the convenience factor is huge. I will be purchasing add-ons and additional adjustable DBs so I can setup even more variety in my workout.
Instructions are clear for usage and assembly of the dumbbell rack was a snap! Took about 1 hour total to unbox, assemble, store, and test the equipment.
Wish Peloton would up its game on its bike (I own one and use it quite regularly – Hollywood_Porky is my username) – maybe Ironmaster can teach them a thing or two about product quality.
Scott is the man! 75, 120 and 165 with pro bench
I recently purchased the pro bench with the 165 lb dumbbells and other attachments. Mr. Scott took my order and Exceeded my expectations with exceptional customer service, other company should learn from Ironmasters excellent customer service. Good job Ironmaster for also giving us service members excellent military discounts on your products you guys are amongst the few to do that and for that I respect. Again, I’m very happy to purchase with Ironmaster and will do business with them in the near future.
120 pound dumbbells, 102 pound kettlebells
This is the set-up that should be the first purchase for anyone starting their home gym. The time it takes to change weight is just enough for my break between sets. Unlike other adjustables, this set, either dumbbell or kettlebell is virtually unbreakable and when locked in no movement.
Thanks guys for making what has been needed.
Great customer service!
I recently had a problem with one of the pins for the dumbbell and contacted Scott. Great customer service he had knowledge of problem and equipment. Scott had my issue resolve in only two day’s. Great customer service will buy more equipment from iron-master quality and great customer service five star’s. Charles R Young (San Diego ca) Thank You
Fixed Weight Rubber Dumbbell Review
I have purchase a lot of Ironmaster Adjustable Dumbbells over the years. I own an X-Iser Stepper (Best HIIT Stepper on the market and impeccable built–highly recommended). One of the applications of this Stepper is to use in conjunction with lighter weight dumbbells. I decided to try the Fixed Weight Rubber Dumbbells so that I could conveniently keep them in a separate room then my main gym equipment that has the Ironmaster Adjustable Dumbbells. These dumbbells are perfect for this application and extraordinarily well built. They are compact and with the square shape of the rubber ends stay put on the floor. I currently have 5 lb, 10 lb, and 15 lb pairs. Because of the intensity of the X-Iser Stepper, even the 5 lb pairs are useful. I give this product a 5*+ review, and I would recommend it to anyone that wants a top of the line dumbbell.
Great product and customer service
I bought the dumbbells years ago and decided to expand my equipment. so I ordered from you guys because it was a sure bet to get quality. I also appreciate how helpful you guys were in helping me adjust my online order. Gotta say, that was a great experience. Wish most companies were that pleasant. Looking forward to using the superbench pro and cable tower. Thanks!
Consistent Over Time
There are a lot of businesses that can get a thing right once in a while; there are others who never quite get it right. The kicker, as we all know, is getting both the product and the service behind it right…consistently. It doesn’t matter if it’s that favorite meal you want cooked the same way every time you crave it or the teller at the bank’s smile and good attitude. WELCOME TO IRONMASTER: I’ve ordered several times over many months and use the equipment 4-5 times a week and I have also needed to interact with “support” on minor issues. WOW. Like so many others, I hardily recommend this company because they hit it “right” in both critical areas over and over again with that all-too illusive combination of excellence in both product and service.
Buy this stuff…you will never regret it…not day one…and not day 1,138 either.
Just wanted to say thank you
Everything was very well packaged and arrived as planned. The equipment is super nice and I love it. I was deciding between a few brands out there and am glad I went with you guys in the end. Everything is so well made but what really stood out was the bench. Seems most negative reviews for other makers is that the bench sucks and shakes but this pro bench is solid. The bench, stand, and weights is just the perfect trio and of high quality which makes the experience that much better.
Thanks again guys!
Bad Ass Gear
So I got my order of SBPro, SpotStands, Crunch, and 75lb DB/stand last night. All I can say is… in my usual non-PC way…Holy Sh*t! This is just some kind of bad ass gear. Such quality! And … I used to sell and pack industrial valves for shipping years ago and man-oh-man what a great packing job! Can’t wait to get leg extension Then gotta gets some plates. I’ll get the IM2000 eventually.
Take care and thanks again
Great experience with Ironmaster and Quick-Lock Dumbbells
Just wanted to let you know guys that I received the shipment today from Fedex. I assembled the rack right away and my wife and I had our first dumbbells workout in two months.
It was a great experience. The lock and unlock process was so smooth. It didn’t take much space in our little home gym. The grip was amazing. The experience never felt different from any commercial gym dumbbells that I tried before.
All in all we loved it. Thank you so much for making such a great product and thank you for the quick delivery.
Very nice bench upgrade
I am a previous customer of an older (18 years) discontinued bench from Ironmaster and other Ironmaster gear. Wanted to use the chin up attachment but found it is not compatible with my old bench. Decided to get the current Super Bench and glad I did. The Super Bench is a well built, quality piece of fitness equipment. I use it just about every day. The pull up station works really well. The variety of angles and how to change the setting is really ingenious.
One Mean Machine
I’ve been using the IM2000 for a little over two years and I’ve gotta say I just Love this machine! It was a gift from my wife for my 55th birthday. She was sick of hearing me complain about dumping my barbell first on my chest, and then to the floor after failing my last rep. Man that used to really tick me off. Well, the IM2000 is the answer. I can now max out my reps SAFELY ! To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of a smith type machine without a bearing rail system. I thought the sliders on the rails would have a tendency to “stick”. I assembled the IM2000 myself in less than two hours without any problems. The instruction manual was very legible. And to my delight, the bar moved up and down with NO sticking whatsoever. Soooo smooth! All the attachments and accessories we’ve purchased are extremely well made and also have a nice smooth action. It takes no more than a minute or two to swap out cables for your next set of exercises.We had minimal space in our exercise room but the IM2000 fit with room to spare. This is a very versatile piece of equipment and for the money, you won’t find a better quality home gym system. I would strongly recommend the wheel kit for the super bench because it’s a beast.
Quality & Service
I did my research and ponied-up for the 75# dumbbell set with stand. I received everything as promised, except one of the two boxes of weights did not show. I unboxed the handles & weights, then assembled the stand. I am very happy with the excellent build quality and aesthetics of the system.
Contacted Scott regarding the last box of weights. He got right on it, worked with the shipper, and informed me it would arrive the very next day. It did! However, the driver had a note that the box had been dropped and that we should inspect the weights. They were dinged-up so I refused the delivery. Within a half hour Scott called me to get the low down on the damage and rectified the whole thing with an overnight shipment of the weights.
Quality and Service that exceeds expectations – great job Scott and Ironmaster,
Personal Trainer Approved
I received everything and I LOVE the weights. I’m very impressed with your customer service. I am working as a personal trainer and in the process of moving into a private space with my own equipment and I will continue to use your brand.
Your stuff is great
Been lifting for 30+ years, even won the teenage Mr. California AAU and northern CA back in late 80’s. Tried all different kinds of equipment over the years. By far Ironmaster’s is the best for home use. Looking forward at some point to getting the IM2000. Heard great things about that one. I have the dumbbells and cable tower and just that gives a gym like workout. Really happy with your equipment. Thanks
Super Bench and great Company
I bought this bench in 2005. I’m here to say you can’t go wrong with this bench; it will be the last one you buy. I’ve had no issues, except for wearing out the padding after lots of heavy use. l called Iron Master to see if I can buy only the padding and to my surprise they offered to send me a replacement for free since I have used it so much the pad wore down – now that’s a company that stands by there product! I promise you won’t regret buying this bench. Oh yeah, almost forgot, I got the accessories too and again, no issues. Very tough equipment. I got the dumbbell set also (the old style) and no issues there either. I’m telling you, be prepared to have this equipment for life.
Quick-Lock Adjustable Dumbbell System 75 lb
Had these for two weeks now. These are great dumbbells easy and fast to change weight. Solid feel like dedicated dumbbells without taking up the space. I looked at a lot of other adjustable dumbbells and these were the only choice.
Best equipment period. IM2000
Best equipment period. IM2000 machine is the best.
I absolutely love Ironmaster.
Solid, well built and will last forever.
This attachment like all Ironmaster products is solid, well built and will last forever.
I was quite happy to discover this American company, with an American-made product, and friendly, helpful staff and customer-oriented ownership. Highly recommended.
I cannot recommend this bench and its attachments highly enough.
I cannot recommend this bench and its attachments highly enough. If you take weightlifting and exercise seriously and want to make a wise investment in a home gym system, invest in these Ironmaster products. You will not be sorry you did so!
Great quality and customer service
Great quality and customer service. Their customer service is quick and helpful on the few times I’ve called them as well.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with the Ironmaster line of products and look forward to adding their dumbbells to my miniature home gym. “Amazon Customer” on Ironmaster super bench.
Ironmaster products and service is like a breath of fresh air.
In conclusion, the Ironmaster products and service is like a breath of fresh air after dealing with Bowflex.
I can’t remember being happier with a purchase.
I went straight to IronMaster and got a better deal than is listed here. IronMaster is a small, family-run business, selling their own designs with minimal overhead. It’s hard to avoid the impression that they are gymrats themselves, and influenced by Arnold’s philosophy that gyms should be simple and functional. My dumbbells shipped in no-frills packaging with a simple QuickBooks invoice. No infomercials, no workout DVD’s, or false promises. I can tell my money went into the product itself and I can’t remember being happier with a purchase.
Extremely well built.
Sure you pay more for Ironmaster but the product speaks for itself, it’s extremely well built and I’d imagine it would last a lifetime.
Ironmaster’s are the best bang for the buck.
Please do your research, and I think you will agree that the Ironmaster’s are the best bang for the buck. I have been using them for 3 months now and it is one of the best things I have ever purchased. They have exceeded my expectations (and that is quite rare).
In my opinion, the Ironmasters are the best value, certainly one of the best value purchases I’ve made in a long time. And my order arrived nearly a week earlier than I expected. Highly recommended, as you can tell!
This is bar none the best adjustable weight product on the market.
After a lot of searching, I finally found the quick lock dumbbell set. Due to my current financial situation, I had to purchase them through craigslist, rather than buying them new. But I wanted to write you and tell you how pleased I am with the product. Thank you so much for being a company that cares about its customers! This is bar none the best adjustable weight product on the market, nothing comes close to being as safe, reliable, and durable. I’m recommending it to all of my friends. It may not mean a lot, but I will always look to you first for my fitness needs in the future. THANK YOU!!
I could not be more pleased with my purchase.
I just received my Super Bench with crunch, dip, chin and preacher attachments. Having used them several times in my first days of ownership, I felt the urge to write you and say how incredibly wonderful, solid, and well engineered your products are. I could not be more pleased with my purchase. Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are first rate, and the unit is as visually attractive as it is functionally solid. The fact that I didn’t have to put together 100 pieces when it got here is also a nice bit of joy and relief. I have already sent pics to my friends and invited a few over to try it out. Everyone agrees that this is some top-shelf equipment! Many thanks for a great product and a happy (and soon to be repeat) customer. I think I’ll buy the wheel kit for the bench for the wife, and I already have my eye on the IM2000 setup for phase 2 of my home gym.
I am truly thrilled with your products.
Ironmaster, I am truly thrilled with your products thus far – thank you so much! For a long time, I looked for a home gym solution that would work and was space-saving and easy to use. This fits the bill perfectly. I love my super bench, various attachments, and now my cable tower.
Great Job!! Look forward to continuing service with Ironmaster.
I wanted to take the time and rate your service representative Scott at Ironmaster. I am a personal trainer and have purchased MANY items from Ironmaster. I highly recommend your products. Your representative Scott was extremely helpful and patient. Scott is extremely knowledgeable about your products and has excellent customer service quality. He took his time and helped me through the entire process. He should be commended for his excellent customer service. I will continue to recommend my colleagues and I hope they will also get a chance to work with Scott, I am sure they will have the same experience! Great Job!! Look forward to continuing service with Ironmaster.
Wow – Talk about first rate.
Wow – Talk about first rate. I placed my order for the number 2 package on Monday night at about 10 pm. Seven boxes were delivered today (Wednesday) at noon. I put it all together and I’m in awe of the quality. You clearly take pride in your work. I’m a very happy customer. Thanks!
A superbly, well thought out product.
I’ve been using my equipment now for about a week. By far the best home equipment in the industry without busting your bank account. And, for those who have hard wood floors like I do be sure to get the rubber mat. The price is a bit on the upscale but then again so is the product. The mat is so heavy and dense it actually feels like you’re standing on the floor instead of the mat! And, by the way, don’t be intimated with the idea of assembly. I had the weight bench and the attachments together with no sweat. And, this includes assembly of the weight rack! Hex (allen) keys are included so you don’t have to fumble around trying to find the right tools. A superbly, well thought out product. Real LIVE people too – customer service is par excellence. I don’t make endorsements easily but this one gets 5 stars in my book!
One of the best purchase decisions that I’ve ever made about anything.
After doing an extensive Internet search I decided to purchase the Ironmaster Super Bench combo which included the Crunch Situp and Bar Dip Handles. I believe that most people like me would have understandable concerns about making a large purchase on fitness equipment without being able to try it out first. I was very encouraged, however, by the comments that I read regarding the Super Bench. By far the vast majority of the comments that I read about the bench gave it 5 “stars” or a minimum of 4 for trivial reasons at best. As for my experience thus far, the bench is extremely stable, built of high-quality material, very simple to use, conveniently versatile and worth every penny that I paid. I can honestly say that the combo deal that I selected was one of the best purchase decisions that I’ve ever made about anything. Similar to other comments that I’ve read, it practically took longer to get the items out of the box after it was delivered than the actual assembly involving about 4 screws, washers, and bolts. I am 6’1” tall, 215lbs, and 41-years-old. I recently got back into strength and fitness training after years of sports injuries as well as the “wear and tear” on my middle-aged body. My 13-year-old son is about 5’5” tall and 100lbs. Now that he is a teenager I’ve allowed him to strength train with me. We both absolutely LOVE this multi-purpose bench and I have been a member of multiple fitness clubs with “state of the art” commercial equipment! We have not had any issues with regard to the height of the bench – both of us can comfortably place are feet on the floor. The legs have proved to be wide enough for terrific stability when performing exercises with the situp and dip attachments, although I can understand why others would prefer a slightly wider base for additional assurance. If one is just using the bench for basics such as flat, incline, and decline bench the transition is virtually effortless. It is beyond easy to add and remove the seat, dip bar, and situp attachment (which you WILL NEED it for declines). And how hard is it to pick up or slide the bench and move it 180 degrees? Answer: It’s not! Final verdict – 5 stars. Stop looking and buy this bench and/or combo! You will not be disappointed. Thank you, Ironmaster for your thoughtfulness and quality control. Please continue improving your products based on even the most trivial concerns that customers have. There is always a future competitor out there looking to dethrone you and take a bite out of your share of the market. Your innovation, quality, and customer service are why people buy. From what I have read the concerns seemed to be inexpensive improvements that could make your product brand experience even better which will have a positive impact on your bottom line.
Ironmaster equipment marries old school heft and quality with innovation.
I got my super bench today along with the 75 lbs adjustable dumbbells. Feel free to put this letter in your testimonial; it is a pleasure to recommend your equipment. The equipment came packed with unsurpassed care. Each weight plate was individually wrapped with a thin pad between them. The bench was also packaged in such a way as to assure its safe arrival free of damage. The free stand for the dumbbells is solid and well-constructed with a rubber/or rubber like non slip pad on each shelf. The dumbbells are heavy duty and look and feel substantial/solid. The quick change mechanism is very easy to use and locks the plates securely. Changes are very rapid right from the start. The super bench is a truly impressive design. Changing positions is quick and smooth. The construction is heavy duty and feels very solid at all angles. The dip and sit-up attachments are also heavy construction and clearly built to last. Everything about the bench and the weights radiates not just quality but craftsmanship and thoughtful design. One of the things I like best about your equipment is it marries old school heft and quality with innovation. Your stuff is cool. I am proud to own it and I look forward to not only using it every day but showing it off to my friends. The pictures and even the videos do not do the equipment justice. Also I want to thank you for the t-shirts- I bought an extra set of handles for my wife and you guys sent an extra t for her. Very nice. Thank you again for creating this excellent equipment.
Your dumbbells rock!
Wow! I just received my dumbbells (exactly when you said I would) and I am amazed! I’ve been weight training for 24 years and have worked/worked out in various gyms and this set is as close as you can come to pro-dumbbells. I have been building my home gym over the last year and even bought a pair of another brand’s adjustable dumbbells (rhymes with “power-shock”) and your dumbbells rock! My old dumbbells were very awkward and unbalanced especially when I used them with their 130 lb add-on kit. I could not ‘wrap-in’ which limited my training…and I was staying away from my usual training weights due to the fear of dropping these expensive items and bending them. Finally, I am hitting the weight in my home gym that I used to hit when I was a member in a commercial gym. Thank You!
The Ironmaster brand is by far the sturdiest and easiest to adjust.
I have had my Ironmaster Kettlebells for several months now. Before I purchased the Ironmaster brand I had all but given up on adjustable kettlebells. Believe me I have tried several brands. The Ironmaster brand is by far the sturdiest and easiest to adjust that I have ever used. I recommend them to everyone I discuss kettlebell training with.
I just wanted to take the time to say how much I love your product and how happy I am as a customer!
I can’t personally remember the last time I sent a positive email to a company but I felt I needed to after having a chance to use your product for a while now. I purchased your quicklock dumbbells, super bench with the dip bar, pullup bar, and crunch leg attachment about two months ago after performing significant amount of product analysis on various products. I have not historically been very good about getting to the gym and I really wanted to reverse my trend of getting lazier and gaining more weight by having my own home gym. I don’t have a ton of extra space in my place so something that was easy to use, durable, safe, and took up minimal amount of space were all very important to me. I had started my analysis with Bowflex Selecttech dumbbells but just really hated the idea of having weights with plastic parts. I wanted something that would last. I just hated the look of the Powerblocks as well. I wanted my dumbbells to actually look/feel like a real dumbbell. I am personally convinced there really is no competing product to yours after my analysis in the market that offers all the things that I considered import to me. I started lifting regularly about two months 3-4 times per week and I have to say I absolutely love your product. It took a little getting used to taking weights on/off quickly but frankly it’s almost a perfect amount of time to rest between sets to change weights so for me this hasn’t been a big deal at all. The bench is extremely solid and easy to use. I can switch between my exercises at different angles quickly. I just love how well designed and thought out your product(s) are! Kudos to your engineers. I just recently ordered the tower and all the attachments to complete the setup and I’m super excited to try that out too now! Since I’ve received my order, I’ve lost almost 10 lbs and I’m starting to notice real definition and changes to my body. Something I haven’t seen in sadly a long time! I could go on and on and I’m sure you’ve heard this before but I just wanted to take the time to say how much I love your product and how happy I am as a customer! I will certainly be telling all of my friends in the market for a home gym to seriously consider your products! As far as I’m concerned however, you have a customer for life!