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Old 09-06-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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Does anybody own any one of these?

http://www.toolbarn.com/catalogsearc...?q=50400+klein

http://www.toolbarn.com/catalogsearc...?q=74501+klein

What do you all think about them?
What else you all use to bend cables?
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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I've used both manual and power Greenlee cable benders, the footpump on page two makes life easier.
http://www.mygreenlee.com/Products/m...db_next_page=1
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One of the electricians I worked with had a pair of those.

They seemed to work alright.
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I use a 5-in-1 bar, sometimes two if the conductors are big enough.
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I use a piece of EMT a half inch bigger than the conductor with a lot of tape on the end. If you pull the tape tight and wrap it around the very end, it pulls in and covers the entire edge of the pipe making a nice makeshift bushing. Typical Arlington white bushings tend to break in this situation.
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I use a piece of EMT a half inch bigger than the conductor with a lot of tape on the end. If you pull the tape tight and wrap it around the very end, it pulls in and covers the entire edge of the pipe making a nice makeshift bushing. Typical Arlington white bushings tend to break in this situation.
No kidding, never thought of that, nice tip.......
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piece of 1" EMT with a plastic throat conn makes a good wire bender.
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Arlington has those white bang-on bushings that would be good for that. An insulated throat EMT connector would be good too.
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Arlington has those white bang-on bushings that would be good for that. An insulated throat EMT connector would be good too.
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Typical Arlington white bushings tend to break in this situation.
When that Arlington cracks, the end of the pipe makes a nice gash in the insulation (especially when forcing 500's and above). I've had much more luck with a good tape job.
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i own the first hickey in the photo and it works ok sometimes i would like to have two at a time

the second one #74501 i have never seen

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No, but got aset of these. http://www.tools-plus.com/klein-98222.html
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i got the big klein cable benders they work well
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A coworker has the 12" and 14" klein cable benders. They work pretty good and I recommend getting both. There's times when you need the smaller one, times when you need the bigger one, and times where you need two for some odd bends.
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