Quick Bend Instructions
Itís best to level your conduit bender, but QB will work even if your
bender is not level.
How to Bend an Offset
First, set QB to desired angle (see picture 1), then attach QB to your conduit, using the thumbscrew. Next, center vial B and vial C (see picture 2). Make your first bend until vial A is centered, be sure to allow for spring back (see picture 3). Next, move conduit to your second mark, and rotate conduit 180 degrees, by centering vial B, then lock conduit into place. If vial A is centered, your conduit bender is level. If vial A is not centered, you can level your bender until vial A is centered, or you can loosen thumbscrew and center vial A and vial B (see picture 4) without moving conduit, then reset thumbscrew. Make your second bend until vial C is centered, allowing for spring back (see picture 5). You should have a perfect offset.
How to Bend a 90 Degree Angle and a Kick
First, set QB to 90 degrees (see picture 8). Then, attach QB to your conduit and center vials B and C (see picture 9). Make your bend until vial A is centered, allowing for spring back (see picture 10). If you need to make a kick, vial B should be centered, as long as your bender is level. If not, readjust QB until vials A and B are centered before moving conduit . Then, slide conduit to your mark and rotate conduit 90 degrees by centering vial C (see picture 11). Make your desired kick by measuring from the floor, or if you know your angle, use QB as shown in picture (see picture 12).
How to Check a 90 Degree Angle
can check a 90 degree angle while the conduit is still in the bender, or
on the floor, conduit can be at any angle. First, set the base of QB on
the horizontal run and center vial A (see picture
13). Then, hold QB up to the vertical run (see picture
14). If vial A is centered, you have a perfect 90 degree angle.
The same principal can be used to check an offset.