Utility supplies: Bending shoes upgraded for line of electric conduit benders

Electrical tools: Greenlee upgrades shoes for 555 “triple nickel” electric conduit benders, allowing users to bend 1/2-inch to 2-inch of the same conduit type on the same shoe.

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Electrical tools and equipment: Greenlee® / A Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) has redesigned bending shoes for the 555® “triple nickel” line of electric conduit benders, allowing users to bend 1/2-inch to 2-inch of the same conduit type on the same shoe. This reduces changeovers and allows customers to save time and money on the jobsite.

With the new shoes, conduit size is now selected by rotating the shoe ­- no longer requiring a changeover for different sizes. This reduced handling of heavy shoes also lessens the risk of ergonomic injuries when swapping shoes on the jobsite.

“We have over 10,000 triple nickel [555] benders in the field,” said Sumeet Pujari, Product Manager for Bending and Pulling at Greenlee. “So we wanted to make the bending process faster, safer, and easier for these customers. These new shoes save time, reduce changeovers, and are far easier to use than the outgoing models.”

New shoes are compatible with all current-line 555 benders (555C, 555CX, and 555DX) and are available for Rigid/IMC, EMT, and PVC-Coated conduit.

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