Bending Rebar the Right Way

Rebar adds strength to the structure of your construction. Whether placed horizontal or vertical, it holds the material tightly and adds durability to the project. However, many times, bending rebar becomes mandatory to use it for a designated purpose. But if the rebar is not bent properly, it might get weak and damaged. Therefore, the following techniques can be helpful if you are bending rebar:

Using a manual bender

A manual bender can be slow at bending rebar but is worth using for cheap and portable rebar. Instead of turning the rebar with hands and spoiling the coating, it is quite advisable to use the manual bender to get your desired curve.

Trying a power bender

A power bender works on electricity or gas and is perfect at making the wanted hooks. The best part is that a power bender can make a lot of bends swiftly and in much less time, and no curve will be different from the other. You may need a good investment, but it is a good option for massive projects.

Recoating the rebar
In the process of bending rebar, the protective coating may come off, and this may cause it to rust. It is necessary to reapply the chipped coating so that the rebar remains safe for use.

Using thinner rebar

For smaller projects, the use of thin rebar is also advisable by experts. It is easy to bend thin rebar even by hand without compromising its strength. However, it should be remembered that bending rebar with hands has a limitation, and only simple shapes can be formed.
Fort Bend Steel Supply provides all the desired types of rebar that you would want to use for your construction. Our experts also may guide you on how you keep the rebar intact so that you have the flawless construction. Call us today on (281) 499-5800 to get the right product.