By barbiesa (Toledo, OH) on Jan 22, 2012
Comments: The last ProForm treadmill was pretty easy to assemble, so I didn't think twice about not paying the extra $250+ to have someone come and assemble it for me in my home. (As a retired teacher, I am not an idiot.) When it arrived in a very flat box, however, I was dismayed. There were way too many pieces. And although the screws and washers are very neatly organized and labelled on a shrink-wrapped tray, it took considerable time to remove them from it. I'm obviously not a whiz at assembling things, but I found it impossible to get some pieces to fit together perfectly enough to get the screws in all the way. Fortunately, they were tight enough that nothing wobbles that's not supposed to, but the finished appearance shows some imperfections. Some of the screws were too short and had to be replaced with longer ones I had in my tool chest. . . and it's not because of my lack of expertise. Don't get me wrong: I'm excited about my new treadmill and am so pleased to have it. However, unless you are close to a pro at assembling things, I recommend that you have someone on hand to assist.