EMT bender handle thread size


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Old 04-17-09, 01:17 PM
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EMT bender handle thread size

Does anybody know if the Greenlee 842 (1" EMT) bender uses a regular pipe thread so I can just make my own handle out of a piece of pipe or is it a special thread? I bought the bender without a handle and the one from my 1/2 and 3/4" bender is too small.
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Old 04-17-09, 01:26 PM
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All of them I've used have a standard iron pipe threaded handle which is also the same sizes and threads as rigid conduit or galvanized plumbing pipe.
 
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Old 04-17-09, 02:24 PM
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Ok great. I didn't want to take the bender to the store and I was hoping they didn't do the proprietary thing to make money selling handles with a weird thread pitch or something.
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Old 04-18-09, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumple View Post
Ok great. I didn't want to take the bender to the store and I was hoping they didn't do the proprietary thing to make money selling handles with a weird thread pitch or something.
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NPT standard threads should work as suggested. Many hardware stores have a thread cutter and will put threads on your own pipe for a couple bucks. i.e. cut a piece of scrap pipe to size, and have the hardware store cut threads into one end.

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Old 04-19-09, 04:43 PM
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Got it done already. Just bought a 4 footer from the plumbing section with threads on both ends. Fit perfect. I know I used regular rigid pipe on my smaller Gardner emt benders and it was 3/4" NPT but wasn't sure if Greenlee was proprietary as they also sell handles and they seemed pricey to me. All is good.
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