Rebar is the strength of any construction.

Perfect rebar with perfect width can give your construction immense strength and longevityTo make the strongest cage of the structure you need to bend the rebar as per your needBut incorrect methods may damage them and can cost a lot.

How to Bent Rebar with a Hickey Bar?

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A hickey bar contains hicks, arranged in a triangular manner which helps you to bend rebar well and without putting much effort. First, you need to hold the rebar with one hick so that it doesn’t move so much. Now hold the rebar a little upper than the previous position with the other hickey bar and put pressure on the handle of the other bar. This will bend the rebar and you won’t have to put too much pressure on it.

Bending Rebar Radius

  • Measure the perimeter of the circle you want to make with the rebar. Take the same measurement of the rebar and mark it with chalk and pencil.
  • Use a chop saw to cut the rebar at the perfect position. Now you need to set the rebar bender at 180 degrees. You should put the rebar in the feeding slot of the bender and hold it tightly. Now you can activate the machine with the foot paddle.
  • Take the rebar out of your machine and check if it sits perfectly within the circular space. If not then put it once again in the machine.

How to Cut a Rebar?

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There are several ways to cut rebar and we are talking about them here.

Using a Bolt Cutter

We mainly use a bolt cutter to remove the padlocks and the chains. It can chop off the steel bars with its immense power. This tool is handy and portable and thus you can use it very easily.

Circular Saw

Circular saw is the most common equipment to use in cutting rebar. This particular machine can cut small rebar pieces easily and conveniently. You need to use a diamond blade to get the perfect cut.


It cuts the rebar with the help of immense heat it generates from the flame of oxy-acetylene gas. But mostly for the big projects, people don’t use this torch as the melting results in uneven ends of the rebar.

How to Cut Rebar in Concrete?

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The best way to cut rebar in concrete is to use a dermal. First, you need to locate the rebar inside the concrete structure and then dig into the rebar through. Now clear the concrete chips and use the dermal to get the perfect cut.

Rebar Bending Specifications

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Sometimes the bars are bent to bear the stress on the surface. The minimum diameter to which you can bend the rebar is 5 mandrel diameter of up to 90 degrees.

How to Strengthen Bent Rebar?

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When you strengthen rebar after bending it, you should recoat it with an epoxy coat or galvanize it so it brings back the strength of the rebar.

Can You Heat Rebar to Bend it?

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Heating rebar in order to bend it is not advisable as it weakens the bar.

How do You Bent Rebar into an Arch?

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To form an arch, hold the bar from two sides and put the hickey bars in the middle. Now put pressure on them to bend it.

How Many Times can You Bend a Rebar?

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Bending rebar more than once makes it weak.

How do You Bend Rebar Stirrups?

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Set two angels in your machine and switch between them. If it only has one angle, then just make it in two batches. Set the first angle in 135 degrees and bend the two ends of the bar and repeat the steps.


  • Perfect rebar with perfect width can give your construction immense strength and longevity.
  • Recoat the rebar with an epoxy coat or galvanize it so bring back the strength.
  • The minimum diameter to which you can bend the rebar 5 mandrel diameter or up to 90 degrees.

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