What are pipe benders?

Posted on Sep 3, 2020

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What are pipe benders?

A question we encounter from time to time is this: "What is the difference between a pipe bender and a pipe bender?" Similarly, sometimes we are sometimes asked to clarify the difference between a tube and a tube.

The difference between a pipe bender and a pipe bender is very simple, there is no difference. If the machine can bend the pipe, it can bend the pipe. The only exceptions are very large or very small pipes and pipes. However, in this case, it doesn't matter whether the material to be bent is a tube or a tube. Whether it is large or small, you need to use a machine that can handle both specifications.

Therefore, although there is no difference between a pipe bender and a pipe bender, a tube and a pipe. And, it turns out, nailing down that difference can be a bit tricky.

If you quickly search for Tube vs Pipe, you will find many answers. Universal wisdom shows that the difference lies in how to measure them. Use the inner diameter to measure the pipe and the outer diameter to measure the pipe. Many sources also mention a timetable for measuring pipe wall thickness.

Moreover, the tube does not have to be circular, and may actually be in various shapes, such as square or oval. On the other hand, the pipe is always round.

However, the best difference between tube and tube seems to be the inner diameter and schedule of the used tube, and the outer diameter of the tube.

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It takes time to learn to use any kind of tools or equipment. This applies to whether everyone uses this equipment professionally or for personal use such as their hobbies or for home improvement. After all, according to the Office for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA), machine hazards are one of the most common harm errors.

One machine that I want to talk about in particular is the pipe bender. A pipe bender can facilitate and simplify the bending of pipes and tubing. But before you can use it, it's important to know how to use a pipe bender, the different types of pipes you can use, and the different types of pipe benders you may come across, whether or not you use them for the job whether for personal use. at home.

Knowing this information will not only make your job easier the next time, but it can also increase your confidence and safety when using it, and improve the quality of your bent pipes. However, if you still not completely understand how it works, it’s always a good idea to seek advice from the experts or ask someone more experienced to help you, especially if it is your first time to use it.

 

What is a pipe bender?

Pipe benders are tools used in a process commonly known as pipe bending or pipe bending. It is a permanent process, therefore an attempt to restore the pipes to their original shape may cause them to break or damage and reduce their quality. Pipe bending does not require pipe benders, but can help a lot in terms of ease and convenience. Here's what it looks like to bend pipes without the help of pipe benders.

Pipe benders are tools for bending pipes and tubes made of various materials. It can work on a variety of metals such as steel, aluminum and copper and then form them into various curves and angles.

There are four types of pipe bender: double pipe, mini pipe, ergonomic, free standing, ratchet pipe and line pipe. Each of these types of tube bending machines serves different purposes and produces different tube bending results.

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Dual Pipe Benders

It is a handheld bender with two handles that can bend pipes at different angles, although a 90 degree bend is commonly used in this tool. The pipe is inserted and the two handles pushed together causing the pipe to bend.

Since this type of tube bender is manual, the bendability of certain types of tube may depend on your strength. Aluminum and plastic pipes can be relatively easier to bend with twin pipe benders, but can be more difficult with materials such as steel and cast iron.

 

Ergonomic pipe bender

This hand tool has a longer and curved handle, which makes it easier to bend pipes with less force, but its uses are much more limited. It is designed to only shape tubes 10 to 15 millimeters (0.6 in) in diameter and can deflect up to 180 degrees.

 

Mini and Micro Pipe Bender

Mini tube bender is used for tubes that are too small for a twin tube bender. Its formers are permanently attached to the bender, so it cannot be replaced, unlike other larger tube benders.

Miniature pipe benders have three slots that can accommodate 6mm, 8mm and 10mm diameter pipes. If you have pipes that are still too large, you may need to purchase an even smaller pipe bender known as a micro pipe bender. It can be used with one hand and is often used in electrical systems that require smaller and thinner pipes with a diameter of 3 to 6 millimeters.

 

Cable pipe bender

The line pipe bender is specially designed for the line pipe used for electrical wiring. Unlike other pipe benders, it only has one handle and requires the use of the floor or any flat surface as a bending lever.

Before inserting wires or cables, insert the pipe into the bender and place it on the ground. Using your feet and the floor as leverage, you will then use the handle to bend the pipe. It is recommended that you use conduit pipe benders with longer handles for steel pipes, as the length can give you more leverage.

Do not use the conduit pipe bender if there are wires or cables inside the pipe as the process could damage the wires inside.

 

Ratchet Pipe Bender

Instead of using your own force to bend pipes, ratchet pipe benders have a lever that pushes the former into the pipe to bend it inwards. Because of this, its structure looks different from other pipe benders and can only bend up to 90 degrees.

This is good for projects that involve limited space and other types of pipe benders

 may not be appropriate or usable. Ratchet pipe benders can handle pipe sizes between 10 millimeters up to 32 millimeters.

 

Free-standing pipe bender

The largest tube bender in a bundle, the freestanding tube benders feature two legs that allow you to easily bend larger and thicker tubes with both hands. Increasing the pressure applied by the user can help to bend pipes made of stronger materials.

 

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