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    4 point saddle

    what is the easiest way to do 4 point saddle bends

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    There's only one way I know about. Just like two offsets, but allow for "shrink" on your first offset, so that your saddle ends up in the right place over the obstacle. Probably ought to think about getting a "Benfield manual" to put in your back pocket until these types of bends are second nature. It lays it all out, step-by-step.
    Last edited by mdshunk; 06-04-07 at 07:55 PM.

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    I thought the trend was towards a 3-point saddle.

    Saddles are something I never did get to master. I really admire someone that can bend them w/out fixing the length with a hacksaw.
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    Lightbulb 4 Point

    I'll back it off of structure equal distance so I never have to come back to it, IE (future).
    2X for 45º, 1.5X for 30º, top of pipe to TOP...
    Last edited by cadpoint; 06-04-07 at 08:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardworkingstiff
    I thought the trend was towards a 3-point saddle.
    IMO, three point saddles are trickier; and according to some I work with, they can be harder to pull through, than a four-point saddle.

    If I bend a three-point saddle and it returns perfectly into place after the obstacle on the first try, I know there is something else wrong.

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    I bend a 3-point if I'm jumping over one pipe, but much more than that, it's a 4-point.

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    Go here to download a PDF file on conduit bending courtesy of Mike Holt's website.
    http://mikeholt.com/documents/freest...ndRaceways.pdf
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    I always found it easier to use center of bend when bendinng saddles

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