I use a plain old fashioned manual pipe bender or EMT for the proper size.
1/2" rebar bends *relatively* easy even for an old guy like me if you're in
half way decent shape. OTOH remember to allow for the bend radius when
making a cage.
Long end flat on the floor (ground, driveway, whatever), place one foot on
it, place one foot on the bender, and "PULL".
NOTE: purchase at least one extra piece of rebar as it may take a few
practice pieces. <:-))
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
www.rogerhalstead.com (Use return address from home page)
> Hi Gang,
> Just finished making one rebar cage and have more to do. Bending # 4
> inch diameter) rebar is not so easy. Can I use a torch to heat up the
> so that I can easily bend it or does this cause a problem to the rebar
> strength or make it too brittle?
> Thanks for any and all help.
> 73 de W7SW Scotty W7SWatARRLdotNET
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