It should be possable, but I really don't you can avoid the bites, make sure you're using the right shoe..Trying to get smooth segmented bends out of my 855 on 2" grc. Hook bites into conduit, bad. Are segmented bends not possible on an 855? Are there any explanations as to how it should be done on an 855? Min bend spacing, math etc...
...there is no squeeze adjustment for bending grc :whistling2:Try adjusting the squeeze. I've never done segs on our 855 but I use it every day and sometimes the squeeze needs tweaking especially on the 2" shoe. And on top of that segmented 90s always look like shít if you stare at it too long
Last one was about 22 inches 6-1/2" spacing at 18 degrees 5 bends. On 2" GRC. I've tried shorter spacing, less degrees, more bends. Still marks from the hook. I understand more bends=smoother radius. It's not the flats I'm seeing, it's bite marks from the hook. I usually use a lot of bends for a smoother radius, but I dropped them to try and get away from the bite marks.What radius and how many shots (degrees) per 90 are you doing?
the more bends per 90 the smoother it will be.
I've got a 555 and a 855 quad. I'd hands down take the quad any day of the week. I like the fact it's got 1/2-2" EMT and GRC capacity without changing shoes. The pendant has a jog feature that let's you adjust about 1/3° at a time. Spring back is calculated into the bender and if you take the time to fine tune each size you will never have to worry about it again, just enter in your angle and let it go.Phatstax said:I have worked with a few "smart" benders in the past, and I don't like them. I prefer the simplicity of a triple nickel and the 881. I like to be able to bump the shoe to get an exact degree to allow for spring back. On the few smart benders I used it seemed I lost the ability to control the bend. Maybe you should consider selling your new style bender for what you can and go back to the old school. On a side note, how do your bends look going 18 degrees at a time? Kinda octagonal, maybe? I was taught by the older brothers to go no more than six degrees at a time for smoother looking sweeps, but I don't know what your situation is that may require 18's. Good luck, hope you find and correct your issue.