MiM USA Weight-Assisted Chin Dip Machine SF 7007
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The MiM USA SF 7007 is a weight-assisted power tower featuring a chinning station and a dip station. Although it’s a machine made for home use, it definitely offers at least light-commercial grade quality. It’s also equipped with a heavy-duty cast iron weight stack.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 63L x 44W x 95H inches (160L x 118W x 241H cm)
- Assembled weight: 470 lbs (213 kg)
- Weight stack: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)
- Possible exercises: 25+
Frame construction and parts
The MiM USA SF 7007 chin and dip machine features a heavy-duty frame construction. Not only that the frame is made of durable and thick steel tubing, it also has the plate stack which adds considerably more weight to it. Therefore, this home gym offers top-notch stability. So, whether you will perform weight-assisted pull-ups or weighed pull-ups, it will never rock or wobble.
The machine’s frame is double-coated with a rust-resistant, and chip-resistant paint finish. The color used is black for the main frame, and red for the frame arms that support the chinning station, the weight-assist element, dip bars, and base reinforcement bars. The guide rods of the weight stack and several other parts have a chrome finish.
The unit’s base bars rest on flat pads. This is also a stability plus. They don’t have pre-drilled holes for anchoring the unit to the floor, but this shouldn’t be necessary.
The fully assembled unit is not extremely large, footprint-wise. It is approx. 63″ (160 cm) long, and 44″ (118 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of it, and at the front, for ease of access. Also, its highest point is approx. 95″ (241 cm) above floor level. Therefore, you will need a ceiling height of at least 100″ (254 cm) to be able to execute all the pull-up exercises correctly.
The base bars of the machine are equipped with two step-up plates, one lower than the other to provide an easier reach for all the grips. They have a textured surface to prevent slippage.
The machine is equipped with several heavy-duty aluminum alloy pulleys that integrate industrial-grade ball bearings. This is quite a notable feature as most weight stack machines for home use are equipped with nylon pulleys. Needless to say, metallic pulleys have a longer average lifespan and resist much better to wear and tear. Also, the machine uses PVC sheathed steel cables which are rated for a much higher load than the included 200 lbs (90.7 kg) stack.
The weight-assist element features a pretty large rest pad that integrates a generous layer of foam cushioning. Its top cover is made of durable vinyl material which is also sweatproof. This knee rest pad is foldable; it can easily be folded down or even removed in case you don’t want to use any counter-balance weight.
The MiM USA Weight-Assisted Chin and Dip Machine SF 7007 features two main workout stations. These are the chinning station and the dip station.
Chinning station. This workout station features dual grips on each upright post of the unit in order to accommodate users of all sizes. The chinning bars have a multi-grip design. They offer wide grips, close grips, and parallel grips. Their exact weight capacity is not specified, but for almost any other power tower, the weight capacity is 300 lbs (136 kg), so the unit should withstand users up to at least 300 lbs.
The pull-up / chinning grips are coated with a layer of urethane material for superior contact. They also have metallic stoppers on their ends.
Dip station. The machine’s dip station consists of two solid arms placed at approx. 2/3 of the unit’s total height. The two dip arms feature adjustable grips, with similar construction to the chinning grips. However, their height is non-adjustable. They also don’t have armrest pads like other power towers, such as the Body-Solid SVKR1000, for example. So, in case you want to perform leg raises, you will have to use the top grips or the dip grips.
It’s also important to mention that the MiM USA SF 7007 Chin and Dip machine does not have a low pulley station. This could have been quite a plus as a low pulley allows the execution of various exercises, such as low rows, stand-up rows, bicep curls, etc.
The MiM USA SF 7007 chin and dip machine is equipped with a 200-lb (90.7 kg) weight stack. It consists of 15 weight plates of similar weight, plus the top, catch plate which is heavier. The weight plates are made of heavy-duty cast iron material. This is one of the reasons the machine costs quite a bit more than other home gyms, such as the Gold’s Gym XRS 50, for example, which has a cement/vinyl weight stack.
The weight stack features a magnetic pin adjustment system. In order to adjust the counterweight, you simply have to insert the pin into the corresponding plate.
As we’ve mentioned above, the MiM USA SF 7007 home gym does not have a low pulley station or a high pulley station, so its weight stack cannot be used for low rows or lat pulldowns without improvisation.
The MiM USA SF 7007 offers the possibility to perform more than 20 exercises. The list includes:
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Parallel grip pull-ups
- Close grip pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Weight-assisted pull-ups
- Parallel grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Weight-assisted chin-ups
- Weighted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Chest presses
- … and more.
Assembly and Maintenance
The machine requires full assembly. Due to the many parts, the assembly task may take up to several hours but it’s far from being too complicated. Basically, you will have to start with the machine’s base, then add the upright bars, the weight stack, and finally they sustaining arms and the grips of the workout stations. The manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions.
Once the machine is fully assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. The upright guide rods of the weight stack may require lubrication from time to time, but other than this, you only have to keep the machine clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.
- Heavy-duty frame – can support users of all sizes;
- Step-up plates on each base bar for easy access to the top grips;
- Tall unit, great for tall users;
- Two sets of pull-up grips;
- Length-adjustable dip arms;
- Thick and durable upholstery on the weight-assist element;
- 300 lbs weight stack with a magnetic pin adjustment system;
- Heavy-duty cast iron weight plates;
- Dual guide rods for the weight stack, for improved stability;
- Mesh protective cover for the weight stack;
- Heavy-duty aluminum alloy pulleys;
- More than 20 possible exercises;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No low or high pulley stations;
- The dip arms are not height adjustable, only length adjustable.
The MiM USA SF 7007 is a chin and dip machine featuring a weight-assist integrated element. It is equipped with a 200-lb weight cast iron weight stack and features dual pull-up grips and adjustable dip grips. It is a heavy-duty power tower that offers the possibility to execute more than 20 exercises. It’s not exactly one of the most affordable trainers but definitely offers at least light-commercial grade quality.