Today, however, in this piece, we will be featuring an awesome type of adjustable dumbbell in the Ironmaster (75lb) Quick-Lock Dumbbell. It might interest you to know that this set is the latest generation of adjustable dumbbells. As the name implies, it is a 75lb Quick-Lock which gives you the luxury of quickly adjusting each dumbbell from 5 to 75 lbs with the patented quick lock design in under 15 seconds. Now isn’t that fascinating?
As is often the case, the problem of traditional dumbbells is the need to have multiple pairs in a bid to minimize time when changing weight, which ordinarily takes up space. Adjustable dumbbells, in a way, solve this problem but then they introduce the issue of wasted time brought about when one changes resistance. However, this dumbbell set solves the space issue and minimizes the problem of wasted time.
How about a quick narrative of the origin and emancipation of the system before we proceed to the specifications?
The Ironmaster Dumbbells
The system was developed by IRONMASTER, a Seattle-based company that was originally founded in 1978. They primarily sell their original designs and hold many patents on their unique equipment. Over 30% of their customers come from referrals and repeat customers due to the outstanding quality of the products and excellent customer service. Check them out on their website here.
This particular equipment weighs 75lb that is put into use consisting of; a handle that weighs 5lbs, two screws that weigh 2.5-lbs each, and twelve 5-lb plates with two more 2.5-lb plates.
The first thing that interests users is the HANDLES. The handles, which have their weight of 5 lbs, are made of solid steel with excellent welding at the ends. They are chrome plated with the knurled steel for better grip. The outsides are squared in design with a notch on one of the sides of the square; which means you don’t have to worry about any of the plates ever rolling and falling off the stand. Awesome right?
Furthermore, the weights are secured through a most ingenious locking screw mechanism. The 2-1/2 lb screws, also made of solid steel, consist of a 4-inch diameter disc with a knurled grip, and a 1-inch diameter partially threaded shaft. The disc has engravings with an OPEN arrow label and LOCK arrow indicating the direction in which it needs to be twisted to secure the weights.
The weight plates are also made of rugged precision-machined iron, capable of withstanding tough and careless usage. They are designed so that they can be stacked and interlocked into each other and the handle backing plate. The plates have tapered edges that allow them to tilt in toward the handle automatically and stay in position during the weight change when the locking screws are out. The set brings twenty-four 5-lb plates (12 for each dumbbell) and four 2.5-lb plates (2 for each dumbbell) to facilitate 2.5-lb increments.
Additionally, to change the dumbbells, one has to set the dumbbell handles on the rack (or any flat surface as you might prefer) with the notch on the side of the squares facing up. To open the locking screws, you just turn the disc until the OPEN arrow points up toward the notch indicator of the handles and pull the pin out. Because the shaft of the screw is partially threaded, when the OPEN arrow is aligned with the notch, the screw quickly comes out not requiring any further twisting.
Then all you have to do is stack the weights that you want to add (or take out the ones that you want to remove), after which you re-insert the screw by again aligning the OPEN arrow with the notch. To secure the weights, just push the screw all the way in until the weight plates stack tightly and then twist them clockwise to engage the threads until they are hand tight.
We are very sorry if we have even further confused you with that analogy. To ensure that you better understand this system, we have outlined the features in a more concise and precise format below;
- Quick-Lock handle design lets you add or remove plates with just a partial turn of the locking screws.
- Adjustable from 5-75 lbs each with 2.5 lb increments in just seconds. (75 lbs each dumbbell = 150 lbs total)
- Set includes two handles with four locking screws, 24 ea. 5 lb plates and four ea. 2.5 lb plates. Handles weigh 5 pounds empty, and each locking screw weighs 2.5 lbs, so the starting weight is 10 lbs each dumbbell before plates are added.
- 65 lbs of plates can be loaded on each handle.
- Comes with a STAND, which is very strong and compact. Dimensions are just 14.5″ wide x 19″ deep x 26″ high with rubber leveling feet. The Stand will also hold the 120 lb, Add-on Kit.
- Add-on kit available to go up to 120 lbs each dumbbell or even a custom Add-on-kit to 165 lbs.
- Dumbbells lock up tight with no rattling or looseness. They feel just like traditional fixed weight dumbbells and are not restrictive in the ways you can grip them.
- Chrome plated steel handles with knurled grips.
- Durable and malleable. No plastic or fragile parts. Go ahead. get rough with them!
- Lifetime warranty!
- Dumbbell Dimensions are just 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 14.5″ long at the 75lb size and just 9″ long at 20lbs size. Handle grip diameter is 1.25″ and there is 6.5″ grip width inside.
The Ironmaster 75lb Quick-Lock Dumbbell Video Review
Most users are of the opinion that;
Although this set might not be the fastest, but considering proper rest between hard sets, (& impaired fine motor skills), they’re as fast as most lifters might need them to be. Ironmasters are by far the tightest-locking and shortest heavy adjustables. The plates are perfectly proportioned & the locking pin’s wide, flat head extends only a fraction of an inch past the plates.There’s no bar. Less weights = less length. Add-up kits you can swing & twist, (even throw, if that’s your flow), without fear. Unless you have room for a dozen sets of gym-quality solids, there is nothing better.
One might initially wonder how the system works since on the outside it just looks like your typical traditional dumbbells. The lifetime warranty is sure to convince you as well; also considering the fact that it is quite sturdy and secure in comparison to other adjustable systems. On a final note, what will catch your eye the most is the surprisingly affordable price. For less, you could get more than you bargain for (including a rack). So what is it going to be? Are you getting this bad-boy or not? Because the longer you wait, the more you miss out on!