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  1. slingshot2000
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    slingshot2000 Regular EF Member

    Hi,
    I may have a job coming up that will require me to have a conduit bender. There is one local to me on ebay; a Hilmor EL25. However, it does not have the straight formers with it. The seller assures me that it works fine without them, but all the ones I can remember using required them to prevent the conduit kinking. Has anyone any experience of using one of these and could you tell me if I need these straight formers.

    Thanks in anticipation,
    Jon
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    what do you mean by straight formers? can you post a link to the bender?
     
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    CBTS.jpg If you are referring to the image bottom right it is an essential piece of the kit. Don't try sticking a small piece of pipe in else it will kink.
     
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    if that piece is missing ot can be bought for around £25. off ebay.
     
  5. spinlondon
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    Think he means the straight former used in a copper pipe bender.
     
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    Fixed that for you. The EL25 comes with a grooved roller as standard for steel work, no guide required.
     
  8. armour king
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    armour king S. W. A. all the way

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    Plumbers use the former guides as they work with soft copper .the conduit blenders we use have a roller , so no need for a " straight guide "
    I did all the stainless tube drops in Smithfield market -
    The pub opened at 04:30 !
     
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