Bar bending is a critical task in construction when steel reinforcing bars are used. Traditionally, it was done manually to bend the steel bar to required angles. It sounds simple, however it is actually strenuous to the body and it puts one’s safety at risk due to bending conditions typically being non-ergonomic. As a result, workers are at risk of developing chronic musculoskeletal disorders, like carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain. Moreover, manual bending takes time. All of this can be prevented with a bar bender.
These are some of the positive impacts of using a bar bender:
Reducing occupational hazards at the construction site
Advanced tools are essential for a modern construction site. Not only will it increase the safety of the workplace, but will also protect workers from unnecessary chronic injuries. Considering the constraints and unpredictable nature of construction sites, a high-end tool like a bar bender makes a lot of sense. It provides a flexible, easy-to-use and reliable solution for speeding up the process of rebar bending, while increasing the safety of workers involved in the task.
Portable and reliable
Also known as rebar benders, bar benders are specially designed machinery that deliver a great combination of portability and performance to your construction site. Some models even come with a built-in cutter which saves more space and again increases the efficiency of your operations.
A high-quality bar bender is powered by a powerful single phase electric motor, which is energy efficient, dependable and capable of providing predictable and consistent performance. It is relatively lightweight, making it easy to man oeuvre and handle. A good rebar bender should be able to bend steel bars in angles ranging from zero to 180 degrees and with great precision.