Honestly, I don''t know how this product has so many positive reviews. I ordered four of these. I failed to 1) realize these were 18" deep, not the standard 24" deep, and I was confused by 72" vs 82/84" and 2) I looked at the photos and saw they are pretty standard racks...
Honestly, I don''t know how this product has so many positive reviews. I ordered four of these. I failed to 1) realize these were 18" deep, not the standard 24" deep, and I was confused by 72" vs 82/84" and 2) I looked at the photos and saw they are pretty standard racks you could find at local box stores so I failed to read the reviews. However, this is a review of the product as a whole, and not completely per my expectations.
First of all, I bought these racks for my business and I need industrial grade racks. Through the years, I''ve watched "industrial rack" quality go from industrial to Barbie toy racks, and this isn''t any different. I''ve done a search for "industrial storage rack" and this product comes up. My current racks, which I hated, are of the 82/84" x 48" x 24" variety. After seeing the racks from solid, full-length legs to half-length, coupled, flimsy legs, my old racks started looking like luxury. Years later, I go looking for the flimsy, coupled legs because I can''t find the full-length racks anymore, I find this type of thing on the market.
Honestly, I wouldn''t store my Barbies on this rack, and yet, I don''t have any Barbies. I did manage to awkwardly assemble one of these racks and I thought it was literally going to fall apart because I stood back and stared at it with disappointment. It''s a sad little rack and instead of saving you space by using it, it would take up valuable space because you''re afraid to put anything on it. Yes, it is that sad, and I''m not looking at it from an industrial perspective. I bought two of them for my home garage. But the racks that were destined for my home never left the original packaging and going back to Amazon in the next couple days.
Now, these racks don''t have couplers, like the previous low-quality racks. These depend on the cross bars (double pin) to keep the lower leg-section and upper leg-section together; one pin per leg-section. The upper leg-section has to trust the lower leg-section to hold still, while the lower leg-section has to trust that upper leg-section is squarely seated on top, but a very small angle profile. So basically, it''s a balancing act. The only thing holding the rack''s shape are the very thin, particle plywood sheets or shelves that they like to call them. Speaking of upper and lower leg-sections, the exact center of the rack is not adjustable, otherwise the entire thing will collapse. 4000lb? The weight of an average car is roughly 4000lb. Honestly, I wouldn''t trust this rack to carry 50lb.
This is a $60 death trap. It''s also not the same rack as the ones at the local box stores. They are $90 for the previous low-quality version storage racks. Spend more money for those. I would also say what others have said, which is to "never buy Edsal products again", but there isn''t any point to that. You see the same racks on Amazon rebranded as Muscle Rack, Yaheetech, even Husky.
Hopefully others will not make the same mistake as I did. it is still unfortunate that the older industrialist grade racks are not as readily available as they once were.