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Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe #172661
12/23/07 09:37 AM
12/23/07 09:37 AM
HEI_Inc  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 23
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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Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: HEI_Inc] #172663
12/23/07 09:53 AM
12/23/07 09:53 AM
leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
I always used the 555, Heavy yes, we always had a tailgate to lift it.

Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: leland] #172675
12/23/07 01:15 PM
12/23/07 01:15 PM
sparkyinak  Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,329
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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Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: sparkyinak] #172679
12/23/07 01:41 PM
12/23/07 01:41 PM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
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)

Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: macmikeman] #172697
12/23/07 06:52 PM
12/23/07 06:52 PM
GA76JW  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 193
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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Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: GA76JW] #172737
12/25/07 02:42 AM
12/25/07 02:42 AM
SP4RX  Offline
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 56
Edmonton, Alberta,
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.

Re: Bending 1.25" - 2" pipe [Re: SP4RX] #172738
12/25/07 03:57 AM
12/25/07 03:57 AM
stevenj76  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 16
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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