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bgiffie

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conduit bender
« on: Oct 02, 2008, 08:28:52 PM »
So I'm an electrician and have access to a greenlee 555 electric conduit bender.  Any thoughts on using this to bend bumpers, cages, etc.  I bent a piece of 1.5" pipe and it flattened some, but not too bad. :headscratch:

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Re: conduit bender
« Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2008, 08:50:31 PM »
that wont ray. It will break it if u put thick wall stuff in it. U could try it i guess if ya want
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Re: conduit bender
« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2008, 05:29:21 AM »
If you work the controls slowly and don't do a really tight bend they will work. I've used them before when I didn't feel like digging out the other bender. Just take it slow
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Re: conduit bender
« Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2008, 07:08:00 PM »
yeah it starts bogging down even with 1.5", 2" conduit.  I'd hate to break it with pipe.  Are the manual benders better than electric?  I imagine you could get a tighter bend.

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Re: conduit bender
« Reply #4 on: Oct 05, 2008, 12:45:46 PM »
I bend 1.25" and 1.5" rigid conduit(OD of around 2" I am guessing) all day long on our 555..  Rigid is stout stuff and it does it with out even thinking twice..  I will measure the wall thickness of the rigid.. it is thicker than .120 I am sure.. it does not seem to flatten out very much at all either..  we also have the bigger dies that i dont use to much..  you aint going to break that bender
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Re: conduit bender
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2009, 11:06:18 AM »
try speedwaymotors.com they have some benders there that cost about $400 and they bend really well i built a roll cage for my arctic cat prowler.

 
 
 
 
 

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