Rebar cutters and benders can easily cut through all sizes of rebar and add bends for structural reinforcement. Using a portable manual, electric or hydraulic machine will make clean cuts and bends when in use on the jobsite.
A hydraulic rebar cutter is a tool designed to cut through rebar or structural steel components that add strength and integrity to concrete and masonry structures. In addition, rebar also works with other tools like heavy-duty rebar benders for shaping buildings according to necessary specifications. But there's one problem: how do you produce such precision cuts without risking your own safety? Hydraulic power make cutting rebar simple and easy - while keeping workers safe from injuries.
Similar to rebar cutters, a rebar cutter bender is one of the most economical tools to cut and bend rebar as it can be cost effective since they allow the user to do 2 jobs with one machine. Benner Nawman makes a wide variety of these tools from electric handheld to bench model machines. The capacity ranges from #5 up to #9 rebar. The best or most popular machine is the DBC-16H, its highly portable and can bend and cut up to #5 rebar making it highly versatile on the job site.
Cordless and electric rebar cutters are very popular choices but some prefer manual machines which require brute strength to cut through rebar. When it comes time for work on large concrete structures and buildings, there are also hydraulic rebar cutters that can be used to cut multiple pieces of rebar in a production environment.
An electric rebar cutter is usually corded but the cordless versions are powered with a battery pack and the performance rivals it's corded counterparts. When compared to the manual, the electric version has a number of benefits.
Speed: Electric can cut through rebar much faster than manual and it is a lot less
Safety: Electric is safer to use since they have a guard that covers the blade when it's not in use.
We recommend cordless if you are looking for portability and less reliance on a source of power.
Make sure to use the cutter on the correct graded rebar (grade 60 rebar is the most popular) or else it can create a very dangerous situation. If the tool is running slow you might have to bleed out the hydraulics and reoil. Never run it with low or no oil as it will permanently damage the device. Check oil levels prior to using and check the condition of all of the blocks and bolts. Cracked blocks can injure you so make sure to check the blocks with caution. Also ensure that the voltage is correct and not too high. Perform a warm up for 45-60 seconds prior to using. Never use the machine to cut rebar in wet concrete as it will damage the cutter. Always check to make sure the vents are clear so that motor doesn't burn out.
Advantages of Using a Cutter Bender
A rebar bender cutter combo is the quickest way to cut and bend 1/2" - 5/8" rebar. Many tools today give you the option of having the ability to cut and bend rebar in one unit. Other options include threaded rod cutters and larger cutters will come with a wood board for more stability. Using a manual rebar bender and cutter is easy, by using pressure or your own body weight the tool will bend in any radius needed for the project at hand. Hit Tools manufactures durable rebar bender cutters from 1/2", 3/8", 5/8" and more. Find great prices on machines from Hit Tools, Greenlee and Benner Nawman at Toolfetch.