For the experts, using a Baileigh tube and roll bender machines to bend pipes is a simple task. But if you don’t have experience using the tool, it can take some time to get accustomed to the job. The good news is that there are easy ways to learn the skill faster. JMC Equipment shares some tips to improve your pipe bending skills in no time.
Learn how to measure spots
As you already know, you’ll need to secure the tubes you place in the bender at one end. It is important that you bend the pipes at the exact spot and at the right angle. The best way to go about it is to find the center of the pipe and use it as a base point while measuring the length of the tube. This helps you establish the exact point you want to make the bend.
Practice how to bend
Experienced technicians make smooth and fast bending motions, but it takes lots of practice to do so and achieve the intended results. If you want your bending process to make the cut, then you need to take some time to practice. Use spare pipes for this purpose. The goal is to make smooth, fast bends without getting hurt. As soon as you feel sure about your skills, you can start working on actual projects.
Don’t use a damaged bender
Ideally, you want to keep your bender in the best possible condition, so it can produce the best results. That includes cleaning the equipment regularly, storing it in a clean and dry place, and ensuring unauthorized people don’t tamper with it. Should you notice that the equipment or its accessories are faulty, have the problem fixed right away before using it on a project.
Bending tubes accurately can seem like a tough skill to acquire, but it really isn’t. By adopting a few deliberate practices, you can soon become adept on the job and deliver satisfactory results.