Conduit Bending How to bend a 3 bend saddle and Others Bends the Correct Way brings you this new conduit bending video which explains how to properly bend a 90 degree bend or stub, along with a back to back 90, a conduit offset with shrinkage and a three bend saddle. All of these bends are easily done with a conduit hand bender and all of the shrinkage factors and measurements can be found on our website. Make sure to always subtract the necessary amount when bending a conduit stub. In this video I used 1/2" EMT conduit so the subtraction amount is 5" for a stub or 90 degree bend. Once you have the stub bent, it is very easy to make a back to back 90 by simply measuring the distance needed and using the star mark on the conduit hand bender. For an offset make sure to visit our website to get the necessary shrinkage factors and make your marks depending on what degree beds you want to use. For 45 degree offsets, the multiplier factor is 1.4. Three bend saddles are very easy. Just measure from your fixed starting point and add the necessary measurement for shrinkage. Add 3/16" for every 1" of offset depth. The two outer marks are determined by adding 2 1/2" for every 1" of offset depth. Make the middle bend 45 degrees at the notch on the bender and the two outer bends at 22 1/2 degree while making sure to keep the bender hook facing the middle bend at all times. Check out the video and let us know if you have any questions.

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Author phoon32 (1 month)
Hey were can you get a chart from my book only goes up to 10 inches for

Author eazzzye2003 (1 month)
Other than the different off-set for a stub 90, do the shrinkage factors
change for different sizes of conduit?

Author Fluttershy Simmer (3 months)
Did you mark a reference end? I usually don't think I need to, as I mark
the reference end in my mind (or with a dot

Author Kevin Leppink (6 months)
Thanks a lot for this video! It really helped me out. I need to learn how
to bend conduit for my journeyman's test and this video was very well done
and you made sure you explained everything thoroughly. Thank you!

Author Vince Amato (3 months)
So that's how you do it! It's easy if you know how. Thanks for the info.

Author David Miranda (3 months)
20:10 Kyle, when your doing your 45 degree bend( on the 3 bend saddle),
doesn't the hook have to be pointing towards the start of your measurement?
because your pointing it towards bend C, Not bend B? Can you tell me if
this is correct?

Author Chanchanchan (2 months)
Thank you a lot. Very helpful. Greetings from Venezuela!

Author mikenstep420 (4 months)
in the beginning of the video he says there is a subtraction factor for the
stub. i just want to say that what you are subtracting is actually the
radius of the bend aka the "takeup". also different types of benders have
different takeups so be sure to check the bender you will be using

Author Joey Needles (3 months)
This would be a real great video, if you had someone filming you, so they
could zoom in on shots, and zoom out, because yo were not seen in a lot of
key moments. Would really love to see Part 2.

Author Jeff Dowd (3 months)
Very helpful... thanks for sharing.

Author DrewFran (4 months)
Good ole pythagoras

Author Ben Gaudreault (3 months)
I hate pending pipe

Author Ngrego87 (2 months)
Best conduit bending video I have ever seen. Very simple, clear and
informative. Great job

Author Kyle J. Schuler, SET (1 year)

Author BiG MaC McCabe (2 months)
you can listen to him, or you con the STAR on the bender, 

Author Jamal Benthall (6 months)
I love this video. I' ve learned so much. Thank you for posting it.

Author Michael Melendez (7 months)
Thank You, your video was helpful,keep up the good work!!!!!! just a little
suggestion better camera direction.... Thanks Again

Author Ben Gaudreault (3 months)
Hate it!!

Author Jamal Benthall (6 months)
I love this video. I' ve learned so much. Thank you for posting it.

Author Gavin Reynolds (9 months)
Ben Llech, Klein Tools makes benders. Not sure about the sizes.

Author ryan215553 (4 months)
Do you use .375 for all degree bends?

Author Jack O'Connor (10 months)
been having shrinkage issues for years!

Author Butch Welch (4 months)
Good Job...

Author Brenda Hodgins (1 year)
I was looking for a way to flatten the conduit for dome struts without
using a press. I am a girl and it would be much easier for me not to have
to deal with such a big thing. I am good with cutting them once they are
flat and filing the edges and doing some drilling and final
sledgehammering. This video has shown me many bends that I could make very
good use of when making the frame for my papercrete dome. The whole thing
is going to have to be portable. Thank you for your help. I bet You could
flatten 2 inches of conduit before you cut it...

Author Brianna Bean (1 year)
just get a ko seal and knock out the proper whole !

Author Ben Hayward (10 months)
OMG!!!!!! FAIL!!!! Standing on the pipe at the end to keep it flat!!!

Author Howard Hoover (1 year)
Can you show me how to do a back to back 90 and have equal length legs say
within 1/8th of an inch ??? I'd like to see how to do this for the purpose
of making a lawnmower handle out of conduit or something similar that needs
equal length legs.

Author ben llech (1 year)
hiya i used one of these benders years ago here in the uk ,it must have
been good as some lowlife half inched it and i was not able to get a
replacement. who makes them and do they come in 20 and 25mm sizes. cheer,s.
oh as we say any idiot can be a critic

Author Figus Heimunschplit (1 year)
Well played

Author emilieannemingli (1 year)
Thanks dude

Author marco sandez robles (1 year)
you're right star in the middle and beside there is the notch thanks

Author bakerman4444 (1 year)
for an offset, I've always done 30degree bend and double the length of the
distance of the offset. i.e.: 5 inch offset would require 10 inches between
the bends. it's much easier than all the math. I do appreciate your video.
I'm going up for testing in to the IBEW. 10 years non-union commercial

Author Jjames Anderson (1 year)
Great video ,good examples ,to the point , A+

Author marco sandez robles (1 year)
kyle for the 3 bend the first bend is with the middle star or middle arrow
because my bender has an arrow in the middle not a star

Author Kyle J. Schuler, SET (1 year)
your bender should have a notch, arrow and star. double check and let me

Author Cannabis Research (1 year)
Can you do a video on how to cencentric bending ? that's if you know how to
do it.

Author Scott Ferguson (2 years)
Very good explanation Kyle; better than most of the bending videos on
youtube; I cant wait to get my hands on a bender and conduit to practice.

Author dillynleake (1 year)
Nice job. I would like to see back to back saddles ive run into some areas
were there needed. I can bend them but centers are off.

Author jhon mart (1 year)
Thanx 4 such an educational video man!! Great job! ☺

Author Viziousdelizous (1 year)
Fail on that 3 point saddle, you said "you can always take some out of the
bend." Try to take some bend out of 1" on your leg haha

Author sparky farina (1 year)
looking for you to go ahead and do the 4 bend saddle!...looks like just
bend at end of crossing with star mark and last bend with hook.....thanks

Author Aydjile (1 year)
thank you, for your guides.

Author michaelo061 (1 year)
Great video/tutorial.Could you do a box offset video?

Author steve prichard (2 years)
Excellent Kyle! Is your "notch" the same as the star pointer?

Author YareTiuh (1 year)
Nicely presented video. I haven't needed to do anything complex in a while
while bending, so it was great to get a refresher on the shrinkage for

Author jjw69 (1 year)
Lol you lost me after showing the "stub" part. Great video though!!

Author Cannabis Research (1 year)
Wait how does 4.3 equals 4 1/2" for the shrinkage of the offset?

Author Kyle J. Schuler, SET (1 year)
You are correct with the 1". It would be pretty hard to straighten it out.
Good call!

Author Paul Anderson (1 year)
Understanding paralax error is important when laying out bends or cut lines

Author engrey (1 year)
was trained by people who did saddles by eye and used rough estimates. its
so nice seeing how its done properly.

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