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I do very little steel conduit work and can't justify buying a full bender set up.
My dad has a hand held plumbers pipe bender.Would I be able to fit a 20mm former and guide to it to use for bends and sets etc.

Gavin John Hyde

I dont tend to do much that jsutifies the expense of a full bender at the moment. Did have one but it got stolen out the last van about 2 years back. still got the dies, taps etc.. use them with a foldable tool bench and vice where required. when i did need to install some metal conduit on a garage refurb recently I bought one of these..

cost me £79.99 plus delivery off ebay. a lot of sellers on ebay send them from the states but you will find them similar priced via google or amazon etc.. they will do the trick for occasional use but for major installs a full bender and set is worth its money. currently 89.87 from cpc farnell with free delivery
Ideal Industries 74-028 Conduit Bender Ductile Iron - Google Search -


The Ghost

I use a stepping drill to deburr. I wonder what region you are in. I have two of them if you were close enough...


sidecutters for 3/4" conduit. rat-tailed file for the rare occasions where i can be arsed to use 1". (you young uns can use your posh scientific calculators ipads to convert to mm ).

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You can pick up a cheap one on eBay for £80, or a decent Hilmor goes for £100 to £150 secondhand.
when buying a conduit bender no matter what the brand is bend a 90 degree and a 45 degree and check them with a protractor for accuracy.
some units may need tweaking to give consistently accurate results
small conduit can be corrected easily if slightly over or under bent but large conduit can be an absolute monster to correct.
sorry to be a bit pedantic but a reamer is a precision tool used after a drill to get a precise sized hole;)
Use your snips to debur or a rat tail file.

Does Anna Soubry need a good reaming along with Amanda Rudd by the Brexit Mafia after we've left the EU and holding to fingers up to Macron and Drunken Junker...?

Just a thought.

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