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 Jessica Forst ( ago)
this guy is explains this nicely...the only thing id like to add is the dog
factor...for people who are beginners at this just know that a dog is
normal....dont be can simply lay the conduit on the
ground and stand on it with your weight...the offsets can be fudged a
bit...its a starter video, but a good one...using up pipe is not the best,
but a patient mechanic will help you underhand this...the math works.

Author Samuel Fogle ( ago)
im getting the basic concept of these bends, my only concern is the fact
that I'm terrible at memorizing math and what not, what's an easy way to
remember all of these calculations?

Author Chris Y ( ago)
I'm an apprentice and my dad is a master electrician I would ask him about
bending pipe but he don't use measurements he eyeballs it and it's perfect
every time everyone on the job site is shocked when he bends pipe.

Author johnny ink ( ago)
I was taught on field and this is a great step by step tutorial. you should
make videos on the easiest way to make up boxes or heads for wire pull. I
am an apprentice and I get too many different journeyman who tell me their
way is the best.

Author alvarolorta13 ( ago)
thanks bro.. thanks to your video i actually got a job

Author stevecytfme ( ago)
Good information and very helpful for those who need it, however, although
it looks as though you might have been using your garage as your "studio",
it would have been much better and way more helpful if you could have set
up a wider shot. The parts where the "work" is out of frame is difficult
for someone to try to picture in their head if they have never done this,
especially how to prevent a "dog leg". Did you even mention that and how to
avoid one? (couldn't remember). Anyway, just a suggestion, maybe either
have someone to zoom in and out for you, or have a camera with a remote so
that you can do that yourself. Good effort though.

Author Eder Hernandez ( ago)
thx excellent video

Author Jordy Borquez ( ago)
Thanks for the video! Appreciate it so much! Learned how to do all these
already.. Thanks again!

Author Jay Smitty ( ago)
Wow thanks a ton. That video couldn't of been any better. Now I'm like the

Author iwantosavemoney ( ago)
I have to say this really helped me out a lot am not not bending conduit to
put wires in but but that first bend you showed us how to do will be good
enough am using the pipe for a small chicken structure and useing metal
studs to keep them rigid the pipe will be my frame. Then am just going to
over it with metal thanks for the pointers they really helped out sir 

Author Jake Zeringue ( ago)
You are by far the most patient and just chilled out person I've ever seen
explain bending EMT.Wish I would have had you as an instructor years ago
starting out.All my teachers didn't have the patience and yelled alot.I
enjoyed your video.

Author - MrRIchBiker ( ago)
you are a PROFESSIONAL!! and very smart....I envy , your whole
persona..god blessed you. Thank you so much for the informational video.
I am a local 3 Electrician, and I know Profesionals.

Author Becky Lupton ( ago)
You are truly a good human-being!
Thanks for saving the apprentices!

Author mohammad shajareh ( ago)
perfect buddy 

Author empire ( ago)
Nice tutorial on the 3pt saddle. Probably the only bend I struggle with,
but I rarely need to do them.

Author Brandon Clare ( ago)
good videos, but heighth is not a word, its just height. Keep em coming.

Author Karla Triana ( ago)
yes this is the best video I've seen so far cuz of all the bends but he
kinda lags it in explaining things. I forgot where my 2nd n 3rd bends are
on a 3 point saddle but omg I had to go through a lot and I was in a rush I
am gonadotropin make really quick and fast explanatory vid of each bend
maybe 3 min tops and show u different ways to do it

Author Francisco Álvarez ( ago)
Thanks a lot for this explanation, brother. It really helped.

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

Author bakerman4444 ( ago)
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 engrey ( ago)
was trained by people who did saddles by eye and used rough estimates. its
so nice seeing how its done properly.

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

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

Author Aydjile ( ago)
thank you, for your guides.

Author coolbro12389 ( ago)
judging by the color of the handle and sticker i would say its a klein
bender, no idea if they make them in mm sizes though

Author xPOLACOx ( ago)
Dude thank you do much. I got my union test friday on how to bend conduit
and I have learned and studied so much from this video. Thank you

Author ben llech ( ago)
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 jhon mart ( ago)
Thanx 4 such an educational video man!! Great job! ☺

Author above1t ( ago)

Author jeetasaini ( ago)
Really Nice Video can you please also do video which explanations or teach
that how to Fish the wire through conduit which have bend at different
angle more than two or three places . Thanks

Author symando ( ago)
Nice thanks ...

Author Howard Hoover ( ago)
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 Figus Heimunschplit ( ago)
Well played

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

Author tsegithunder ( ago)
Good video.

Author nguyon knight ( ago)
Pretty good vid. Nicely explained. You should do ur vids with examples of
30 degree bends using the push thru method

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

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

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

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

Author Armand Pouani ( ago)
Wonderful explanation and great practice at the same time. I like it

Author marco sandez robles ( ago)
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 Jjames Anderson ( ago)
Great video ,good examples ,to the point , A+

Author AmetdeathA ( ago)
excellent detailed explanation

Author freddiemercurious ( ago)
Good video. Just a correction from the first time you mentioned it; for
every inch of rise in an offset, the shrinkage is 3/16". You said this
correctly the second time, but said 3/8" the first time. To the other
commenter, the notch is the center of a bend, the star is the back of a 90,
and the arrow is used for a 90 stub after subtracting your take-off.

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

Author sparky farina ( ago)
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 YareTiuh ( ago)
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 emilieannemingli ( ago)
Thanks dude

Author Mess1410 ( ago)
Good video , good explained . Thank you for sharing .

Author Just Square Enough ( ago)
Thanks for the video Kyle, I needed to do some basic bends today and having
never bent conduit before this saved me!

Author Kyle J. Schuler, SET ( ago)
no the notch is a different mark. the hand bender has an arrow, notch and

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

Author Scott Ferguson ( ago)
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.

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