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  1. Vortigern
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    Just got this for £20.00 pleased as punch. Had to put in former, roller and stop but had them anyway so no cost. In fact I got those for a tenner from another place a while back so have a fairly functional pipe bender and Hilmor! Just ordered a new pipe vice and couple of bits and it'll be good as (thats me being pleased as punch) new. Diemert.jpg IMG_3150.JPG IMG_3151.JPG IMG_3150.JPG
     
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    get it painted up.
     
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  3. Vortigern
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    Yeh thinking about that and the hilmor colour and maybe getting it shot blasted and enamelled, not too sure at the moment.
     
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    Shameful to say, but that looks in better nick than mine. Why does it need a new vice ?
     
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    An old vice is better than a new one causes less damage.
     
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    You can just change the jaws on them though
     
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    Good find...and thanks for answering my concerns,regarding a nationwide wicker shortage :)
     
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    I can see this becoming a party piece "ooh has anyone noticed the bender sitting in the corner, got it really cheap".
     
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    That's his ironing board and the vice is to get his collars real stiff!
    Watch out Vorti, yer teeth are fallin'oot
    It's the aloe vera I feel sorry for - talk about personal space!
     
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    I think he is related to Dick Emery.
     
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    1/2 right Westie!
     
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    in the pot... is that a cactus or a cannabis plant on steroids?
     
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    It's a triffid and the war of the worlds alien all wrapped in one neat package!
    I think I just showed my age on that one!
     
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    Well that's far more modern than my £20 eBay hilmor. Mine came with a 3/4" former!
     
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    If you undo it the screw comes out of the anvil the anvil doesn't raise up with it.
    Yep its Aloe Vera we use it quite a lot but you're supposed to be looking at the Hilmor
    Yeh in fact this one did, thats it at the bottom with the 25mm former.
    Good point about less damage @westward10@westward10 I haven't yet made any marks with my other hilmor which has a brand new vise, but then I don't tighten up past what is necassary.
    I was doing an installation recently involving galv, and had a wry smile at some other units doing the same. They had to tell the client they would have to use plastic conduit as they can't get the wires through:p, and instead of bending they used 90 degree bends to screw into, no wonder they could not get the wires through.
     
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    This can occur,when lads who have been installing sprinkler systems,do a short course,and change careers...;)
     
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    I got given an old hilmour bender today, only has a 25mm former though so on the hunt for a 20mm
     
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    I hope you'll be very happy together. Nothing like a good bit of substantial machinery to make it all feel worthwhile.
     
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    I hope you'll be very happy together. Nothing like a good bit of substantial machinery to make it all feel worthwhile.
     
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    Why did that come out 3 times??
     
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    i only count 2. you got your beer glasses on?
     
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    Ah! well spotted Sir.
     
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    Blimey you got that for a good price nice.
     
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  24. Vortigern
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    I am in the middle of painting it right now will post a pic when done and all the bits and bobs have been put on. It is looking good already.
     
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    Get a new one on ebay or summat as the former is really the key element if forming a good bend.
    Yeh apparently the guy had umpteen calls about it after I called. I thought on the way there mmm old guy retiring maybe he does not know what its worth and my conscience was going to offer him more like what it is worth. Then when I saw the house he lived in I thought okay £20 it is then. He just wanted to get rid and clearly knew the worth and was in no way short of money.
     
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    It was a steal trust me.
     
  27. Vortigern
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    I know the first one, reconditioned was £245 delivered
     
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    Silly question, do you know how to use it?

    :D:p
     
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    it's for making cumberland sausages.
     
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    Think I just learnt something - it happens occasionally ;)
    Cable through galvanised protection will go around a bent tube but not a screwed down corner - is that correct? Do you push it, pull it, rod it or thread it and then bend the pipe? Too many question in know but I'm a star with the PG Tips.
     
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    Bloody 'ell! Just seen the price of used Hilmor on Fleabay. No wonder you were pleased.
    BTW Lovely Aloe Vera
     
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    what do you mean by a screwed down corner? if you mean a pre-made angle or box.surely that will have an inspection plate so you can thread cable .
     
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    All bends, very rarely a jointed bend. It is very difficult to get cables around a jointed bend. The pic is 20mm conduit and the most interesting challenges with bends is screwing them into the joint boxes as you have a massive crank handle so to speak, so how do you wind the thread as you need plenty of space to do it? So that is why people use jointed bends and of course it is easier to measure and get right as opposed to making a bend fit to two different points. I use a piece of crate packing tie, you know those bands made of some kind of nylon? Just use a long one. Very good at snaking around the bridge even in the picture. And of course you really have to consult your conduit/cables tables to make sure before you start you have the right amount of cables allowable and doable! IMG_3054.JPG

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    Because they are cast corners the quality means there are loads of bits that obstruct the cable going around. When you remove the inspection plate there is not a corresponding hole it is filled in with badly cast metal, you could not even get anything in there to get hold of a cable on the short bends anyway, the sweeping bends are better.
     
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    Just the day to be in an insulated metal box Vorti, I'll bet it got a bit moist in there. Lovely job. You need to nip back and take a photo when all the furniture is in and the workers are there - one for the NVQ!
     
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    Thank you Vortigern.
    Beginning to understand the gap between C&G2365 and the job. Anything involving forming materials (pipes, conduit etc) is as much an art as a skill. I plumbed a couple of kitchens with copper and a spring more for the experience than any objection to PEX. Took me AGES!
     
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    Tbh, I really enjoyed that job it is most satisfying the ring of the threader and grunt of the bender, mhm that sounds bad doesn't it. Anyhoo it was nice to do instead of miles of plastic conduit all the time. You know something that gives you satisfaction doing it, oh and money!
     
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    There is porn story in there somewhere I'm sure. I'm far to innocent but I'm sure someone will ...ERR..rise to the challange.
     
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  39. Vortigern
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    we wont go there then eh?:)
     
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    I remember being a skinny 21 year old and having to bend 32mm conduit for an installation, thank god for the length of scaffold pole that I liberated.
     
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    Cool, but does any one else have one of the Hilmor cable tray benders?
     
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