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#172661 - 12/23/07 05:37 AM Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe
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Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Joliet, IL
Just curious what others are using to bend the larger conduits. A shop I worked for had a Greenlee 882 fliptop for up to 2" and a larger Greenlee table bender for up to 4".

I'm looking on Ebay and I see both the 882 and the 555. The 555 looks nicer but I'm concerned about loading/unloading into the van.

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#172663 - 12/23/07 05:53 AM Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: HEI_Inc]
leland Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 856
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
I always used the 555, Heavy yes, we always had a tailgate to lift it.

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#172675 - 12/23/07 09:15 AM Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: leland]
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Alaska
The only problem with the Greenlee 555 series is price. If you have a occasional bend or kick to do, you are better off budding up with someone who has one.
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#172679 - 12/23/07 09:41 AM Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: sparkyinak]
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
 Originally Posted By: sparkyinak
The only problem with the Greenlee 555 series is price. If you have a occasional bend or kick to do, you are better off budding up with someone who has one.


I let my customers buy mine for me. (still working great after 18 years of use)

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#172697 - 12/23/07 02:52 PM Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: macmikeman]
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Registered: 03/20/04
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Loc: Suwanee, GA USA
A "chicago" bender may be a good choice too. They are fairly light and easily transportable by one person.
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#172737 - 12/24/07 10:42 PM Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: GA76JW]
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Registered: 10/01/07
Posts: 56
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...eh
Where I work we hand bend up to 1-1/4". For anything larger we buy factory bent 90's. On the rare occasion that that doesn't work, we have a local business custom bend the pieces that we need.

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#172738 - 12/24/07 11:57 PM Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: SP4RX]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Portland, Oregon USA
I love dialing in the 555, but where I am now wants us to use all factory bends. That's just fine, as long as I don't have to make tiny kicks, then its the truck tire.

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