My Bender | Best Apps and Games 16 October,2018

My Bender

My Bender, offers the most accurate conduit bending calculations on the App Store. How? Because My Bender uses "your" bender, with its unique bending characteristics to do the math.

Most other calculators use the cosecant method which is simply an approximation, or a rule of thumb. But as pipe size and bend angle increase in size, the error introduced with the approximation also increases. This is because the benders’ radius and pipe diameter are not taken into consideration, this is not the case with My Bender.

Currently My Bender can calculate:
-Offsets with predetermined locations on the conduit.
-Three Bend saddles that fit like a glove.

Steve Jobs

-Four Bend saddles that "look like they grew there".

*Future updates include: 90°’s, Back to Back 90°’s, Rolled Offsets, Compound 90°’s around a corner obstruction, Parallel Offsets, and Kicks.

There are other conduit bending calculators on the App store, but none have the polish and attention to detail that My Bender has. My Bender allows you to "flip" the orientation of the bender to best suit practical bending, and then shows you the correct measurement for the benders current orientation.

My Bender helps the professional electrician keep track of all the conduit benders he uses. As you know every bender has its own bending characteristics. In order to account for these differences in benders it is necessary to have a log book where the bender’s details are kept.

Add your own:
-Hand Benders

iPhone 6s

-"Chicago" Benders
-555 Benders
-Cyclone Benders
-Smart Benders
-One-Shot Hydraulic Benders
-Table Benders

My Bender not only keeps track of your benders, it also calculates some very important characteristics:

-Take up (aka Deduct) for a 90 degree bend
-Gain on a 90 degree bend


-Centerline bending radius


-Travel (aka Developed Length) on any angle
-Distance to center of any bend
-Ram travel (for one-shot benders) for any angle

How does My Bender calculate this?
Everything is based on the centerline bending radius. This is calculated by bending a 90 degree bend and making some key measurements. You select the pipe size and material. And that is all it takes for My Bender to "fingerprint" your bender.

Every key measurement also has a description page that uses diagrams to help you visualize the measurement.

NOTE: One shot benders (aka benders that start the bend at the center of the bending shoe) are not currently supported in the conduit bending calculations.

Since I can not respond directly to reviews: Please email [email protected] or message me @iBendPipe on Twitter with problems, questions or suggestions.

-Fixed critical bug that would cause app crash when adding a new bender for first time.

© 2011 Francisco Alcala