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Old 04-04-2017, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Ideal Conduit Bender Foot

Anybody seen this?




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Old 04-04-2017, 12:17 PM   #2
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Saw them about 5 years ago. Don't own one don't want anything that interferes with using the bender handle as a straight edge.
Also not a fan of factory handles because of the flared ends. I make my own out of Schedule 80 black pipe.

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Looks like a solution in search of a problem.
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I would try it out. I do know for sure that my 3/4 bender handle needs replacing and it slips out lots. One day soon if I get Photo's working again, I can post a picture of it so you can laugh as much about it as I do when Chicken Steve posts pictures of his installations.
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Looks like a solution in search of a problem.
I've put rubber caps on the handle sof my small benders in the past to work out better in finished spaces with carpet and polished marble / tile floors. I think this would be great for that.
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Why in the world would you even consider bending conduit on a marble or tile floor. I'm Just asking because I would never ever even consider doing that. I may put a piece of plywood down in a pinch for a hotel or something but not right on it.
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Why in the world would you even consider bending conduit on a marble or tile floor. I'm Just asking because I would never ever even consider doing that. I may put a piece of plywood down in a pinch for a hotel or something but not right on it.
If I have a few pieces to do in a repair or add on I'm not dragging in a sheet of plywood that I don't normally have on the truck.

I tried to have everything for any occasion on the truck but things happen.
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I've put rubber caps on the handle sof my small benders in the past to work out better in finished spaces with carpet and polished marble / tile floors. I think this would be great for that.
Makes sense. I can spit in the floors I work on.
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I have one, only because it came with a used ideal bender that I bought.



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Do you like it?
I could see it being useful if you're wanting to protect a customers floor. While doing some side work, I was working on some expensive hardwood floors.

Or if you have a green apprentice learning to bend and it provides some extra traction while they learn to work with the bender.

Is it revolutionary or a must have? Na.

It's nothing that a rag underneath the handle couldn't do. It does help it from sliding around while in the back of the truck though.

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I could see it being useful if you're wanting to protect a customers floor. While doing some side work, I was working on some expensive hardwood floors.

Or if you have a green apprentice learning to bend and it provides some extra traction while they learn to work with the bender.

Is it revolutionary or a must have? Na.

It's nothing that a rag underneath the handle couldn't do. It does help it from sliding around while in the back of the truck though.

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Is anyone ever really retired 100%? We all have friends, relatives, and some times just people in need with a fixed income.
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I agree with LC. I use my bender handle as a straight edge for measuring off a 90, or doing a quick eyeball check to make sure offset angles are equal. Some factory bender handles are straight, some are flared. I always seek out the straight ones.

As for bending on a finished floor, no thank you. There is always a way around that, either using protection, or finding a less vulnerable floor to do the bending on. I'd be drawn and quartered if I was caught bending pipe on finished tile.

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I agree with LC. I use my bender handle as a straight edge for measuring off a 90, or doing a quick eyeball check to make sure offset angles are equal. Some factory bender handles are straight, some are flared. I always seek out the straight ones.

As for bending on a finished floor, no thank you. There is always a way around that, either using protection, or finding a less vulnerable floor to do the bending on. I'd be drawn and quartered if I was caught bending pipe on finished tile.

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I've done a good deal of work in commercial kitchens and they are always tile, if you can be on a rubber mat that's great but not always practical.

Haven't marked up any tile yet.
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I have them on my 3/4" and 1/2" benders. I use to have to bend conduit in auto shops with epoxy floors and they're awesome for that.
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I have them on my 3/4" and 1/2" benders. I use to have to bend conduit in auto shops with epoxy floors and they're awesome for that.
Thanks, I was waiting to hear that. Many times just because something looks good isn't when it comes to use.
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If you read the Benfield book he says that the bender handles should be different lengths. I read somewhere that your handles should reach the center of your elbow. All of mine are center elbow length and that works great for me.

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I agree with LC. I use my bender handle as a straight edge for measuring off a 90, or doing a quick eyeball check to make sure offset angles are equal. Some factory bender handles are straight, some are flared. I always seek out the straight ones.
I don't usually worry about the flare when measuring off a 90. It's not much more than the thickness of the pipe used. If you're measuring off a 90 longer than the handle yeah it'll rock the 90 back a little bit, shortening the measurement, but that shortening is only going to be a fraction of that flare height. Maybe 1/32".
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It looks like might be good on the roof as well . That tar gets real soft in the summer .
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