The packaging was very good, and the instructions were easy to understand. Took maybe 10 minutes to set-up. The clamps are VERY nice. The whole set-up is nice. The package said it weighed 25.2 Kg, not sure what that is, but i'd say 50 lbs max. I've already strung 2 racquets, and it was really simple. Takes a few minutes longer than an electric machine, but i've got a WISE head on order, so i can live with it for a few weeks. Anyways, frame support was good, i borrowed my friends calibrator and it was spot on in the low range, and a half pound tight at around 65....perfect for me. Overall, i'm really pleased with this purchase. It's only day 1, but hopefully it'll stay that way.