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#61382 - 01/22/06 02:36 PM Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Loc: Joliet, Il, USA
This model is for 1/2" EMT. Anyone use one of these ? They sell for a good buck on Ebay.

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#61383 - 01/22/06 02:42 PM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
If you work in a 'offset factory' making tons of bends I think it would be good.

For general use I think it is just another item to take up space in the van.

Making 1/2" EMT box offsets with a hand bender is ridiculously easy and if you try they all come out looking the same.

JMO, Bob
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#61384 - 01/22/06 03:20 PM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ
I used one with the second contractor I ever worked for...I laughed at the last EC I ever worked for when he presented me with it.

I do not own one nor do I want one.

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#61385 - 01/22/06 08:52 PM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 893
Loc: Hawthorne, NY USA
Actually I have had one for years and use it all the time. Makes accurate box offsets in about a second.

-Hal
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#61386 - 01/22/06 09:05 PM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 37
Loc: sacramento
I have 1 & use if doing coduit work even bought 3/4". Good tool 4 time save & acuracy.

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#61387 - 01/22/06 11:20 PM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
They are great for a few things...

  • A great start on getting lazy enough to use all the time.
  • A job large enough that mashing an off-set or two is a relief.
  • Crushing an off-set when working in a small area.
  • Oooops, squashed off-set in wrong direction... Flip it over and re-squash.
  • That guy you just taught how to bend a 90, and that is all he can do...


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#61388 - 01/23/06 05:56 AM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
Hey Bill,

You ever get your electric calc pro yet?

You might try pricing it out at your supply house. Last I asked (few years ago) they were $175. Now I see them on ebay mostly used for around $150-200 plus shipping.

I never had one. Anyone want to give up theirs I would be happy to give a review.

If I had a job with a lot of surface boxes exposed I might buy it. Or wait I could just use mini's and forget the offset. I like mini's cause they are less thinking.

Tom

Tom

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#61389 - 01/23/06 08:35 AM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 127
Loc: Florida
I have the 1/2" and the 3/4". I use them all the time. They save time and all your offsets are the same.

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#61390 - 01/23/06 09:17 AM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
iwire Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I must be doing it wrong, my hand made box offsets are fast and look the same. I can also match the previous guys box offsets with my hand bender.

I must be an offset prodigy.

What I really need is an NM bender for shaping NM into panels.
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#61391 - 01/23/06 03:32 PM Re: Greenlee 1810 offset bender
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Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
Bob, a few years ago we did a 4 acre light manufacturing building. We ran 3/4 EMT on the side of the purlans and offset down 3" to a 4 sq in the center of each 25' bay. We would mark a whole bundle of 3/4 at 3" and 9" from one end(in pencil so it would rub off when we were done) then see who could bend 10 pieces the fastest with the least amount of "tweaking". It was fun! I tried to keep track of the number of offsets but gave up when we went over 3000' of 3/4. Climate controlled building year round, large 6' x 16' scissor lifts, clean work place. Best job ever! Plus I got to be "automatic" at bending offsets.

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