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#205230 - 02/06/12 09:13 PM Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender  
yrocken  Offline
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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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#205245 - 02/07/12 01:11 AM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken]  
TNT_Tim  Offline
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So that explains why I'm always dog leggin pipe, lol
No wait! Crap

Very impressive read

Last edited by TNT_Tim; 02/07/12 01:12 AM.

#205246 - 02/07/12 01:19 AM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken]  
yrocken  Offline
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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.


#205247 - 02/07/12 01:26 AM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken]  
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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


#205250 - 02/07/12 02:22 PM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken]  
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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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#205278 - 02/08/12 11:31 PM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: sparkyinak]  
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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.


#205318 - 02/10/12 01:12 AM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: KJay]  
yrocken  Offline
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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.


#205590 - 03/11/12 03:31 AM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken]  
mikethebull  Offline
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How do hold a Iphone & bend conduit @ the same time. If conduit kinks while bending using to much power


#205593 - 03/11/12 03:00 PM Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken]  
sparkyinak  Offline
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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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