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I would advise against it, mainly because it has very limited uses compared to alternatives and space in home gyms is usually a premium. What do you currently have setup wise?
 
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I would advise against it, mainly because it has very limited uses compared to alternatives and space in home gyms is usually a premium. What do you currently have setup wise?
Body-Solid Squat Rack
Mirafit Leg Raise Station
20kg 7ft oly bar
2 x oly DB
Oly EZ bar
Plyo box
Adjustable argos bench.

Looking for a cable curl/lat pulldown machine and a better quality bench to give us more options. I like the adjustable position cable machines but I don't like the lack of a seat and leg bars
 
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Body-Solid Squat Rack
Mirafit Leg Raise Station
20kg 7ft oly bar
2 x oly DB
Oly EZ bar
Plyo box
Adjustable argos bench.

Looking for a cable curl/lat pulldown machine and a better quality bench to give us more options. I like the adjustable position cable machines but I don't like the lack of a seat and leg bars
Have you looked for a pulley attachment for your specific rack? This might be a good place to start, as an in rack mounted one you can use your barbell with a pad as your leg bar, which is what i do with mine.

However I have a stand alone bodymax CF810 as well for all the other angles. This is where the "how much space" element comes in.
 
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Have you looked for a pulley attachment for your specific rack? This might be a good place to start, as an in rack mounted one you can use your barbell with a pad as your leg bar, which is what i do with mine.

However I have a stand alone bodymax CF810 as well for all the other angles. This is where the "how much space" element comes in.

My squat rack doesn't allow for an attachment unfortunately. I need a standalone machine. Space-wise, no taller than 2100mm and the footprint is roughly the size of a dining table I'm looking to get shot of in the garage

Looking for more stable mats too but they seem to be increasing in price.
 
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This is what I have, I picked mine up second hand for £250! Took some hunting though and a 2.5hr each way trip.

Alternatively there is a bodycraft wall mount option:



Mirafit also do one but its out of stock right now.


Another option if you really have the space is the Bodymax CF820, or other dual cable dual stack setups.

Finally, alot of people are doing really intuitive stuff with 1 or 2 of these DIY setups:

 
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And to add another one to the mix mine is this one:

It's pretty solid, and I just pull my regular bench up to it... though I agree with you about having a lack of ways to lock yourself down for pulldowns. I think what I am going to do when time allows is make my own knee pad attachment for the above which secures using the same push-pin holes that the cable dolly uses, shouldn't be too difficult
 
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