A bar bender is a critical tool in construction where reinforcing steel bars are required. Modern bar benders are sophisticated and easy-to-use machinery that simplify bending reinforcing steel bars and other metals involved in the project, saving workers time and preventing unwanted injuries.
Knowing the basics of rebar bending is crucial when working with this machine.
What the rebar bender does
Manually bending steel bars can be strenuous and require a lot of manual effort putting workers at risk. A rebar bending machine does the job automatically requiring less man power and in a fraction of the time. Electric hydraulic machines are portable and easy to set up anywhere, and their compact size makes them convenient to use in worksites with limited spaces.
A bar bender can bend 6-32mm, 6-25mm, 4-25mm or 4-16mm steel bars in a few seconds at angles ranging from zero to 180 degrees. It does the job accurately without compromising the material’s quality. It helps increase productivity while avoiding waste.
Why do you need it?
Manually bending steel bars require high levels of accuracy to ensure optimum outcomes. A bar bending machine can ensure precise angles and results while eliminating the need to perform repetitive and forceful motions, and is much faster and safer than manually bending rebar.
Manufacturers use industry-grade materials to build a high-quality bar bender that can withstand harsh environments. Electric rebar benders optimise power usage with robust and reliable motors to deliver accurate results without negatively impacting the machine’s quality.
The machines are lightweight and highly portable, making them easy to transport and use on any construction site. They are highly efficient in bending steel bars to avoid wasting resources and to increase safety in worksites.
Ensure your safety
Take the time to read the manufacturer’s user manual before using the bar bender. It should outline how to properly use the tool, ensure personal safety, and establish a safe working environment. Authorised personal protective equipment including protective gloves as a minimum requirement, should be worn when operating a bar bender.