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Previously, we looked at a six-step method for bending a stick of metallic raceway. We also looked at how to make an end bend.
Another type of bend, which is best done with an offset bender, is the offset bend. If you don’t have an offset bender, can you correctly make offset bends? Yes. You can even make them if all you have is a hickey.
Place the raceway on the floor and measure along the floor (don’t measure along the raceway). Mark three measurements on the floor, as you go. The measurements are:
Next draw a square, such that the:
Now, from the box end outward, mark on the raceway:
Put the raceway in the hickey, and align with Bend Point 1. Push down on the end that doesn’t go in the box until your bend’s made.
Next, slide the hickey to Bend Point 2. Turn the straight end upward. Pull down to finish making the offset.