Electrical conduit bending has been around for a long time and as long as it has been around companies have tried their hand at re-inventing, re-engineering and re-designing the electrical benders of the current day. Viewed by many to be the premier supplier and manufacturer of electric benders, Greenlee really does know its way around them. Electric benders are used to bend the conduit used to protect electrical wires from the damage that they may incur from the environment in which the wiring is strung. Many times while laying these wires, a bending tool is needed to bend the conduit in the shape of the curve which needs to be negotiated, without the aid of an electric bender to bend the conduit, the pipe will most likely get crushed at the apex of the curve. The Greenlee Classic Electric Bender 555RC is a tool that is easy to use and provides a highly accurate way of bending conduit rapidly.
The Greenlee Classic 555RC Electric Bender for 1/2″ – 2″ Rigid Conduit and 1/2″ – 1-1/4″ IMC Conduit is a member of the 555C Classic Series. This series features simple relay controls for easy field repairs, a compact handle design to prevent any unnecessary interference with the conduit while bending. The Greenlee 555C is manufactured and made available in four models including Rigid, EMT or IMC conduit. It can also be made available as a bender only without shoes. There is also an optional PVC-coated rigid conduit shoe group, which can be used on all of Greenlee’s 555 series benders. Additional features for this product are that It runs easily on a 120 VAC and 20 amp GFCI-protected receptacle, weights 260 pounds, has a total height of 44″, and a width of 28.5″.