quite a while ago I called to get pricing. If i remember correctly the price was around $1500.00 plus shipping. I do not know anyone who has used one but that seemed a bit too much to experiment with. They do have a video on thier website but it took too lond on my 56K modem to get.
Very nice indeed... the movie makes a good sell... until the price comes up! I think I'll stick with my Ideal benders Besides... It just does offsets & kicks.... You'd STILL have to keep a hand bender around! For $1500, there better be some 90's & someone to do my attic work in that box as well!
Re: Evans Benders#37359 04/28/0403:55 AM04/28/0403:55 AM
Definitely part of the appeal is that the bender does both bends at the same time, with both shoes fixed on the same plane, eliminating the chance for dog-legs. It's a clever idea, for sure. With every other mechanical or hydraulic bender, you have to flip the pipe over and slide it through for the 2nd bend. Still, with practice and a "no-dog" level, one can get good at bending all sizes of EMT and rigid. I think the opening sequence of that video, with the big junk pile of 1/2" conduit is sort of an exaggeration--most electricians with a little exeperience can learn to bend pipe consistently on a hand bender or mechanical bender.