[TowerTalk] How is the best way to bend rebar

JC Smith jc-smith at comcast.net
Sat Aug 26 18:33:46 EDT 2006

Kinda depends on what you're building.  If it's a simple cage that isn't
interlaced with the tower base, just get a local rebar company to build it
for you.  If it has to be installed in layers or interlaced with the tower
base or would be too big to move in one piece, rent one of these things:
It cuts and bends up to #5 (5/8") bar and it only cost $17 to rent for a day
from the local contractor's tool rental place.

73 - JC, K0HPS

-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Scotty Rathjen
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 12:50 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] How is the best way to bend rebar

Hi Gang,
Just finished making one rebar cage and have more to do.  Bending  # 4 (half
inch diameter) rebar is not so easy.  Can I use a torch to heat up the rebar
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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