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360max said:
.assemble and put on table or something the height you wish to mount, and support the green side portion of the bender not the ram block
I'll be studying how to support it come Monday!
 

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Sometimes it is nice to have it set up on the floor for certain bends I find. You just need a 20 by 20 workspace around the thing lol. The first time I used it I scrapped 20 feet of 4 inch EMT, it happens. :s
Agreed, it bends just fine on the floor and the old music room we're set up in gives plenty if room for bending! I love to run/lay pipe ;) and I'm thrilled to be getting learned on the 881!
 

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I have a table for sale for it if you are interested. I have ours set up at the shop on wheels. When we bring it to a job we partially break it down and roll it on the trailer.
What kinda price are we talking? It's worth entertaining the thought! I think I'd also have to have a different block at the end of the side forks where the follow bar roller is.?
 

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I'll be studying how to support it come Monday!
use two pieces of strut and 'sandwich' it using the far side of the beam with one strut, and the other piece of strut on inside of green bar, 3/8 rod. Four pieces of strut will be needed as you 'sandwich,' one high and one low on bender to support to beam.
 

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360max said:
use two pieces of strut and 'sandwich' it using the far side of the beam with one strut, and the other piece of strut on inside of green bar, 3/8 rod. Four pieces of strut will be needed as you 'sandwich,' one high and one low on bender to support to beam.
Cool! Thanks! Now i'll just have to find a scrap I beam in the site. Not sure if thats gonna pan out?
 

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What kinda price are we talking? It's worth entertaining the thought! I think I'd also have to have a different block at the end of the side forks where the follow bar roller is.?
$950 plus shipping. Its the 1813 bending table. They are around $2500 New. Well worth it. The table makes bending 10 times easier.
 

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What kinda price are we talking? It's worth entertaining the thought! I think I'd also have to have a different block at the end of the side forks where the follow bar roller is.?
The only other thing you will need to set it up is 2 sticks of 2" rigid. And 2 pieces of strut about 24" long and 4 strut straps to mount the pump to.
 

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Screw the table set-up if you need to remain mobile. Get a Bend Cart for the 881. We picked one up 4 or 5 years ago and is by far our favorite set-up. Easy to transport, easy to use and great for those big offsets since you can just nose the thing up to a stairwell or other drop off.

http://www.gettools.com/index.jsp?path=product&part=6930050&process=search&ID=,All.Manufactures,Associated.Electrical.Products.(AEP)
That cart is pimp! Wish I could get a better pic, I'd have my fab buddy make one!
 

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Agreed, it bends just fine on the floor and the old music room we're set up in gives plenty if room for bending! I love to run/lay pipe ;) and I'm thrilled to be getting learned on the 881!
So you are just learning how to use it but you already know it works fine without a table?:laughing:

Certainly there are times when the table is not needed but it sure is a back saver if using it a lot.
 

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That cart is pimp! Wish I could get a better pic, I'd have my fab buddy make one!
Just Google Bend Cart then click on the images tab. I think our cost around 600 for just the cart, may not be worth the time to try to build one and get it right plus the material costs.
 

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The bend cart is nice but you are still hunched over using it. It is also a little more mobile to menuver in smaller areas. I would still rather have the table with a set of wheels.
 

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So you are just learning how to use it but you already know it works fine without a table?:laughing:

Certainly there are times when the table is not needed but it sure is a back saver if using it a lot.
Yeah! Its operates just fine on the floor! :sarcastic laughing:
 

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Does anyone have experience with this bender and the offset charts on it's labels? I've got a ton of emt/rigid to run and the offset charts are confusing! Why is the (x) measurement important in figuring offsets with this bender? Can't offsets be set up the same as smaller conduits using electric and/or hand benders?
It uses all the same formulae as any other sizes. Main problem is that because of the size of the shoes offsets less than 12" are about impossible in 2 1/2-4 conduits. Those would use an increment bender like an 888 "A" frame type bender
 

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It uses all the same formulae as any other sizes. Main problem is that because of the size of the shoes offsets less than 12" are about impossible in 2 1/2-4 conduits. Those would use an increment bender like an 888 "A" frame type bender
In 5 years, I hope the OP has figured out the bender..
 
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