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If your business works with construction, you deal with a lot of heavy equipment. If you want advice on how to save money on your equipment, you should check out my posts. I plan to write about everything from hiring versus buying, to troubleshooting to reduce repairs, to handling repairs yourself. I also plan to write about other aspects of heavy machinery use such as safety. I ultimately hope that my ideas guide you toward creating a leaner, more productive, more efficient, less expensive, and more profitable business. My ideas are geared toward everyone from newbies to experts in the field of construction.

From Safety to Savings: A Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

3 Reasons To Add A Conduit Bender To Your Electrical Tool Kit

by Fred Gutierrez

Electricity is a modern amenity that most people don't want to live without. The installation of electrical systems is a complex task that requires a significant amount of knowledge and experience. Having access to the right tools is also important when it comes to the speed and quality of the installation process.

One tool that every electrician should have in his or her tool kit is a conduit bender. An electric conduit bender will make it easier to work with the rigid conduits that house vital electrical wires. 

Learn more about the benefits a conduit bender can offer so that you will be prepared to invest in one of these essential tools.

1. Accuracy

Accuracy is an important component when it comes to the installation of electrical components.

The conduits that will house wiring and cables must be bent at the right angle to ensure the electrical system runs properly. If the angle is too severe, the conduit itself can suffer damage.

An improper bend can also cause the wires and cables that will feed through the rigid conduit to become crimped. This crimping can interfere with the quality of the electrical signal being transmitted.

A conduit bender eliminates the potential for human error to ensure more accurate bends over time.

2. Speed

Most electrical systems are installed as part of a larger construction project. It's important that each phase of the project be completed on time to prevent any costly delays.

A conduit bender can give you the ability to produce bent conduit at a much faster rate of speed. All you have to do is manually enter the bend parameters into the machine, then the machine will reproduce the same bend angle until new specifications are received.

There is no need to measure each piece of rigid conduit in order to make an accurate bend when you are using a quality conduit bender.

3. Affordability

Finding ways to reduce the amount of money it requires to install an electrical system can help you boost your profits over time. A conduit bender has the ability to reduce overhead costs by minimizing the amount of waste that is generated with each installation project.

Since a conduit bender can accurately and quickly produce bends in any rigid conduit material, there is less opportunity to make mistakes when using these machines.

Fewer mistakes means less conduit wasted as a result of human error.