Greenlee, a Textron Co., has redesigned bending shoes for the 555 "triple nickel" line of electric conduit benders, allowing users to bend 1/2-in. to 2-in. 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.
The company has more than 10,000 triple nickel  benders in the field and 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.