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Customer Reviews for Klein Tools 1/2 in. Aluminum Conduit Bender

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Model #51606

Store SKU #792441

  • Angle Setters allow for quick accurate bends repeatedly
  • Easily visible markings cast into a reinforced aluminum head
  • Wide, grooved foot pedal for great stability, leverage, traction

Customer Reviews

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  • 100% recommend this product
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This Klein Tools 1/2 inch Aluminum Conduit Bender is the best conduit bender I've ever used. I in...
This Klein Tools 1/2 inch Aluminum Conduit Bender is the best conduit bender I've ever used. I inherited a couple of old conduit benders from my Dad who had been an electrician back in his younger days. I could bend conduit with them but it was always more of a hit-and-miss result for me. With this Klein conduit bender more precise results are achievable. It includes a patented "Angle Setter" -- a plastic wedge that fits into the bend channel to stop the bend at one of the selectable angles of 10, 22.5, 30 and 45 degrees. There are also markings on the side of the bender for 90-degree and stub-up bends. The built-in foot pedal makes bending easier on the arms and the angle setter makes sure the bend stops at just the right point. I did a 30-degree bend using the angle setter and checked the results with my 30-60-90 drafting triangle. The bend was right on the 30-degrees. It even includes a handy plasticized manual and tables for various kinds of conduit bends. I am not an electrician but I've done a lot of electrical work on apartments and rental homes that we've owned, so I feel comfortable recommending this product to anyone who needs to bend 1/2 inch conduit.
by TulieWill
This is a really nice bender that’s made in the states. As we have come to expect, it is typical...
This is a really nice bender that’s made in the states. As we have come to expect, it is typical great quality from this manufacturer. We have always had great experiences if we ever need warranty repairs or replacement from Klein as well. This includes an angle stop that you can pop in for offsets or compound angles. I wish we had this when I was first learning the trade. There’s a nice book for jumping over obstructions and take up length etc. great bender for a beginner as well as a professional. Highly recommend!
by CameronM
This is a rock solid pole bender from a quality manufacturer! It is heavy steel and coated for p...
This is a rock solid pole bender from a quality manufacturer! It is heavy steel and coated for protection. You can use various sizes of conduit and the measurement\guidance marking on it are well marked. The lettering is cast into it so there is no loss like with stickers or the like. I am looking forward to building a halloween and holiday tunnel and will post more pictures later as I get some warmer weather and real in-use pictures.
by IndyNE
This is a well made tool with a lot of features added to this to make it user friendly. One of th...
This is a well made tool with a lot of features added to this to make it user friendly. One of the features is the head of this has the degrees stamped onto it as a reference and it also comes with an angle setter to stop you once you hit the angle you want to achieve. It also has a quick reference sticker on the handle to help you figure where to start your bends. Everything is incorporated onto the tool so you don’t have to search for parts thrown everywhere.
by Fred
I had an older tubing bender years ago which got loaned out and never returned. You don’t use them often, but are really handy when the need comes up. This unit is head and shoulders nicer than the old one I used to have. Here are some of the features. 1. You can’t help but be impressed with the crisp details of the aluminum head. The fine detail is the best I’ve seen on anything. 2. Kind of an interesting feature is the plastic insert used to make bends stop at the exact location. On the inner radius of the head, there are detents for the plastic stop to snap into. You bend the conduit until it contacts this stop. Detents are at 10, 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees. When not in use, the plastic insert stores out of the way nicely on a web on the aluminum head. Obviously, you can make the bends without the insert, and just use the “eye ball”. With my old bender, if I needed a critical bend, I’d bend a little shy, take it out and measure, put it back in and bend a little more until I got it right. 3. The steel handle is 38 inches long, with a swelled handle portion of 1 3/16” diameter. Unit includes charts on a sturdy card stock material, and also has some of the information on a robust decal on the handle. The only possible negative is the slippery handle. I have a larger Milwaukee bender, and its handle surface has a slight texture to reduce slipping, but this is a minor detail. I’ve always been impressed with Klein tools, and this certainly continues the tradition. Made in USA.
by BigMike76
The 1/2 inch EMT bender is another quality tool from Klein. The steel handle has the dimensions c...
The 1/2 inch EMT bender is another quality tool from Klein. The steel handle has the dimensions chart on it for handy reference. The angle setter guide snaps securely in place on the shoe to aid in making bends at 10°, 22.5°, 30° and 45 degree. The bend I needed to make was a 90 degree which it did smoothly with no issues so it did not give me the opportunity to use the angle setter.
by gardid
Replace My old 1/2 bender with a New Klein Conduit bender. The old one still worked but was prett...
Replace My old 1/2 bender with a New Klein Conduit bender. The old one still worked but was pretty beat up over the years. I took the new Klein bender to work and did some test bends. The first thing I wanted to try out was the angle setter so I snapped it in place and made a bend at 30 deg. and to my surprise it worked like a champ. Then I made a 90 deg. bend and it was spot on. The handle is just the right length and made it easy for me to make my bends. The marking on the bender are easily visible This is a well made bender very clean no molding seams that I can see and no sharp edges. Sorry I did not get a picture with angle stop installed. But it did work great.
by Ugenefrank
I received the Klein tools 1/2 in. Conduit bender with the angle setter. It also comes with an co...
I received the Klein tools 1/2 in. Conduit bender with the angle setter. It also comes with an conduit bender angle setter instruction card that will help beginners and apprentice that are just getting into conduit bending. There is also a QR code block on the card that will take you to a down load pdf file for the instructions. It's a good sturdy bender that is easy to use and see the makings on it. I really like the angle setter it makes setting angles faster and easier for those of us that haven't done it enough to get the feel of it.
by Richard
Amazing quality diecast conduit bender with hollow tube handle for extension. The bending edge is...
Amazing quality diecast conduit bender with hollow tube handle for extension. The bending edge is one solid single diecast piece and is of a very good quality. It’s very sturdy, makes perfect ends in half inch conduit every single time without any ugly warping or crazy compression. If you need to run big lengths of conduit and get very high quality bends without a lot of effort, very quickly, this is the tool to get. I found the gauges to be accurate and while they do take a little time to get used to, the learning curve is not steep at all. Highly recommend this tool for any 1/2 inch conduit runs you have.
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I am a DIY who does a fair amount of home improvement, including laying electric conduit in my ga...
I am a DIY who does a fair amount of home improvement, including laying electric conduit in my garage, and the exterior of my home for wiring surveillance cameras, outdoor lighting and electric accessories. I had been bending electric conduit with a jury-rigged 2x4 (with conduit filled with play sand to eliminate kinking), experiencing some frustration, but reasonable success. But it was a time-consuming process, and I was hopeful that this tool would provide clean and accurate bends that would park neatly and secure properly against flat surfaces, without all the prep work. The tool comes with a plastic "angle setter" piece, that purportedly assists to help bend to the proper angle. It is "stored" in the crevice of the handle, where it will likely fall out, never to be seen again. However, I did insert the "angle setter" into the tool as described, and proceeded to bend the conduit to the point where it touched the angle setter. The result was a kinked conduit, Then I removed the "angle settle" device, and made a perfectly clean bend without it. The 40” handle provided for sufficient leverage, and the tool stabilized the conduit as I made the bend, Ditch the plastic angle setter, and you'll likely get decent results.
by jayp
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