"90° Bends Simplified:"
From: J. Carns
When bending a 90° bend on a sidewall or a chicago bender and you do not do the deduction for that size pipe. Try this... Let's say you need a 36" 90° on a piece of 2 inch conduit. Put a mark at 36 inches and then deduct the size pipe., which is 2 inches and put a mark there. Now put the pipe into the bender and take a level and line up the back of the shoe, on the lip (not in the shoe) with your mark and bend. You will now have a 36" 90° without having to know the deduction. This trick works with all sizes. Just make sure you put your level on the lip of the shoe not inside the shoe.
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