I'd like to fabricate frameworks for some stands from 1/2" EMT/conduit and
I'd like to know how tight of a bend can be accomplished with a shop-made
I have benders for doing the electrical conduit wiring bends, but I'd prefer
to be able to make 90 degree bends that aren't as wide. The applications
would be portable fan or lamp stands, and closer bends mean that the stand
can be more compact. I think a closer bend might also be a bit stiffer.
I'm contemplating making a round die with a half-round groove around it, and
using it with a smaller rotating die with the same profile.
There are numerous manual tubing benders that use this same method.
Would a ram & die-type bender be able to form a smaller radius than a manual
tubing bender style?
18 years ago