Teeter Hang Ups claims that their new EP-560 inversion table can be assembled in 13 minutes, so I put it to the test. I have assembled other models in the past, but this was my first time with their newest series of tables. The 13 minutes is possible, but only after you’ve taken all the parts out of the box. Teeter does a nice job with protecting their tables during shipment, and there is a considerable amount of unpacking necessary (about 10 minutes).
In the video I assembled using the tools that come with the table. It would go faster using a socket wrench and electric screwdriver.
Watch the video to see if I can assemble the table within the 13 minutes Teeter claims.
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Speaker: Hi everyone. Here we are with another Teeter Hang Ups video.
This time, I’d like to walk you through our Assembled Inversion Table. This is the new Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Inversion Table and we’ll do a full review on this table and probably compare it to the EP-550 side by side.
While I figure on assembling it, I can also point out some of the features of this table. If you want, what I have here, I don’t know how I could see that on video, but there really aren’t that many parts of the Inversion Table. This is not like an elliptical machine or an exercise bike. They are just as hundreds and hundreds it seems of different parts and little fasters that you have to put together.
Assembly with Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table is really quite simple. I did take it out of the box, because I didn’t think that anybody wanted to sit and watch me take one out of the box. It’s been a while since I assembled an inversion table. I’ve never assembled this model before, but it is very similar to the EP-550.
So I’m working. You know, everything here already came assembled. This A-frame came assembled, most of the back came assembled, and we are just putting on assembled smaller parts. It comes with some of these little tools and wrenches, etc to do it. Probably it would be faster if you had a socket set, ratchet screwdriver, that’s it.
So here the bars are tightened to the sides of the table and these are used to aid when you’re trying to come back from inversion, if necessary. Normally you just have to, you know, you have your hands over your head, to shift your center of gravity. Normally, you just have to take your hands and put them back by your sides, you know, go up to an upright setting.
And what I’m going to do is, I’m going to get these on fairly tight, but I don’t want to spend a whole lot [00:02:00] of time on video boring you guys watching me tighten up bolts.
The instructions that come with the Teeter are quite clear. There’s also a DVD that comes that helps. If you enroll in our coaching program, which is free if you purchase a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table from BetterHealthInnovations.com. If you participate in our coaching program, we actually send out the assembly instructions a couple of days before you’re going to receive your table. In that way, you read it out if you like. You can understand better what sort of tools you’re going to need, what we can help you with an area that you’re going to need, that sort of thing. So those were the stretcher [indiscernible] [00:02:58] handles.
Moving on to the next step, we’re now going to assemble the main shaft and the main shaft is basically what holds on to your ankles or on to your feet. So it’s rather important. So the foot rests on the Teeter Hang Ups table, still similar to what they have on the EP-550, again this is an EP-560.
What’s good about this is that it’s a different thickness on each side. So as you flip it, you’re can adjust it for basically how big your feet are. Then I think just about all the screws and fasteners and here when we put it together, it’s [00:04:00] airproofed that you can’t put things in backwards for the most part that I know of. You can’t put in things in backwards, you can’t [indiscernible] [00:04:08] faster in one place that sort of thing.
Say for example, this foot, I don’t think I could put this on upside down if I try and this is just a Phillips screw through a Phillips screwdriver that comes with it for nothing.
So let’s see. This is where you’re going to be resting your feet now. Likely to assemble the part that you’re going to have the back of your feet on. I’m sorry, these two will be the – the cups will go behind your ankles. You see that on video. And actually probably the biggest improvement for this EP-560 is that it comes with these so-called Ergo-Embrace. It’s called an Ergo-Embrace feet.
What the Ergo-Embrace does for you is it clamps around your ankles as opposed to grabbing the tops of your feet. So that’s little bit more comfortable. It’s a lot like wearing a gravity boots as opposed to stay in foot clamps. This goes in with the bolt [00:06:00].
And normally I’d probably be sitting on the floor doing this as opposed to trying to balance through things in my hand. This time I’ll keep my finger right there. I’ll try it out again. It is important that this particular one goes in fairly tight. I’m going to take that all the way down and just the same on time holder.
Okay, that’s where the back of your ankles are going to go. Your feet are resting on here. Legs up where you like, that’s where the front of your feet are going up. Well guys, it’s been a while since I’ve done a lot of these.
Now Teeter Hang Ups essentially claims you could assemble all these in 13 minutes. Let’s see how close I come to that [indiscernible] [00:07:49] [00:08:00]. In the front of the spring load it has a pin, so I’m just attaching the back of the spring here. They give you a nice cable tie in this model, which I don’t think I’ve seen on the previous ones. They give you a nice cable ties so you can just pull it up and through. Normally you just cut that off but I think you just leave that out there. And there’s your [indiscernible] [00:08:44] unit. I’ll lean it up against the frames. The next step is. Make sure we haven’t missed anything. Then this one thing, oh the plug to go down at the bottom here. Actually this plug will normally go on the back you normally leave it off because I’m not going to take the time to cut that off right now, I’ll do that later.
Okay, assembling the back cushion. The lower part of the back cushion. So already some will add on here. Actually go to the last steps here. You need to put on this piece here. They are pretty lightweight material and it’s intentionally so. The old inversion table, this is little bit lighter than an EP-550, I thinks it’s got 10 pounds lighter. And this is just simply three fasteners that are going to [00:10:00] go through. The front of the fastener has a little hex or Allen wrench kind of thing, which is included.
And again, I think usually one would be assembling this while sitting on the floor, at least have a chair available, I think it will be most awkward hanging it right here balancing this stuff. I think that’s it with the fasteners we got. And again, probably you just take your little Phillips – I’m sorry not Phillips, your Allen wrench and your regular wrench to tighten up these fasteners here, but for the sake of time, I we’re not going to do that for this demo. We need to assemble the roller hinges onto the bed. This is pretty simple. Roller hinges [indiscernible] [00:11:38] were inside.
Refer to the manual or some of our coaching materials of what you want to do with the [indiscernible] [00:11:45] in the middle. What I see in the middle is just three holes here. They are [indiscernible] [00:11:55] [00:12:00] chair. Well this usually is going to sit right into that A-frame there and this is really not a heavy piece and I know if you’re suffering from back pain and that’s why you got the thing, probably you don’t want to be lifting a lot of stuff around. It’s really not – this is probably, I don’t know, 15 pounds or so. I might be grossly over or underestimating that. This we’re just going to drop right in. There’s a little safety retention feature here you have to pull back. And as you can see, we’re all but done at this point.
We are back to make sure I didn’t miss anything critical. They are looking good, the main shaft. And one difference with the 560 over the 550, this is no longer chrome. In fact, I kind of like the chrome one. If you have to sit here literally like the gray, you know, the gray and the black are a little bit better. The advantage in the chrome is that chrome is never really going to wear.
Anyhow we have a tether strap on the back and I absolutely love the way that Teeter has done this over the years. They haven’t changed it. You know, it’s a control, your handle version, a very simple tether strap as opposed to a mechanism that might be on the sides of our similar competitors. But there you have it. I think that I might have made it, the 13-minute mark. I wasn’t really keeping track as I went. I think it’s pretty close we got this thing assembled and grant that I didn’t have everything off out of the box [00:14:00] for us. I would say it probably took a good 15 minutes to get everything out of the box.
So you have a Teeter EP-560 Inversion Table and the next video, if you want to subscribe through our channel so you won’t miss it, the next video will be a comparison of this table, the [indiscernible] [00:14:10] one, this table versus the Teeter EP-550. Then again, visit us at BetterHealthInnovations.com/Teeter to see the complete wide range of Teeter Inversion tables and if you have any questions at all, you can email us or even if you want you can give me a phone call personally.
Have a great day everybody.