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Hi:
Has anyone used Master Bender from www.masterbender.com ?
I was told that the math is better for bending with Master
Bender rather than the old cosecant method.
You end up with less waste and faster work.

see http://www.electrician2.com/electa1/offset.html

Warning!!! the math in the article may be too much for
most electricians.

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So that explains why I'm always dog leggin pipe, lol
No wait! Crap

Very impressive read

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yrocken Offline OP
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Well with more conduit coming from China that is sometimes not the best just adds to more problems-more waste. So
you have to get it right the first time otherwise your
"bone pile" will be very large.

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You know that's a great thought , is it just me or has anyone else seen conduit easier to kink lately

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When ever I have time, I gonna read the article. I have iBend Pipe for my iPhone. Although I have not used it yet it came with great reviews and math seems to work. It has a level that will adjust to the type of bend you are doing. Basic bends and offsets I can just punch out. Looking fwd to use for more complicated bends


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It looks very interesting, but Iím not sure if other than maybe when using stationary equipment and doing multi-shot bends, that I could see anyone having the actual need or time to use an app for most routine hand bending and offsets we do in the field. I can just imagine the look on the foremanís face when he sees one guy using his iPhone app to make simple bends and offsets with a hand bender, and another guy with a tape measure and torpedo level that is three bends ahead of him.

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yrocken Offline OP
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I would never do offsets with iphone app.
nor stubs, back to back 90, kicks.

In less than 10 seconds I can get 3 or 4 pt data
an no one can do this longhand in this time.

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How do hold a Iphone & bend conduit @ the same time. If conduit kinks while bending using to much power

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Make the bend then hold it to the pipe like a level. I have never done it in the field with basic stubs and offsets.


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