Use of rebar bending machines today is gaining its lost confidence. Two of the studies worked out recently highlight the advantages of using the rebar tying tools. One of the studies involved Construction Safety Association of Ontario. The report of this association focuses more on the decrease in the risks associated with the musculoskeletal injuries. The rod workers were at a higher risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Also, the report is focused on the rehabilitative use of rebar tying machine. The studies indicated that the use of the rebar bending machine cause a significant reduction in the lower wrist activities. It further proved to be beneficial in decreasing peak loading activity in the lower back. Also, in comparison with the manual tying, there was a reduction in the cumulative loading on back.
Some precautionary steps to choose the best rebar bending machine:
When you want to purchase a rebar bending machine, choose the one which allows tying steel rebar at the comfort point of your back. Modern rebar bending machines are accompanied with an extension arm which is adjustable. The adjustable nature of the extension arm ensures that the rod workers can affix rebar in a neutral posture.
Further, the manufacturing of the rebar bending machine should not be limited to the rod work alone. It can also assist the electricians and the installers of heating tubes. For helping these technicians, all that need to do is to affix the rebar machine to radiant heat tubes and the electrical conduits. This tying will help in reducing risks associated with musculoskeletal injuries.
A rebar bending machine should assist you in affixing it to a variety of rebar sizes. If you are aiming for slab-on-grade rebar, you will need an assistance of a lightweight steel hook. This hook will assist you in lifting the rebar off the ground.
However, the additional precaution to be taken at your end is that choose a vendor which assure you with on-going support for your rebar bending machine. Also, you need to keep a tight schedule for its regular maintenance. Your vendor will assist you in this regard.
Besides, you need to keep a check on the weight and balance, hand grip size and design, trigger design and working posture.