How To Operate the MBC-16B Manual Bender/ Cutter

Posted on May 27, 2018

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This is how to operate the MBC-16B Manual Rebar Bender/ Cutter by BN Products USA. Too many words? Scroll down and watch the video at the bottom of this page!

Step One – Setting Up

Make sure you select the correct cam setting for the rebar you wish to bend. Simply pull the cam toward you and rotate to the desired setting. This setting 10 means 10-millimeter or #3 3/8 bar, 13 is for 13-millimeter or #4 1/2-inch bar, and 16 is for 16-millimeter or #5 5/8 bar.

Step Two – Bending

Once you’ve selected the proper cam setting, simply put the rebar in place and apply pressure until your 90- or 180-degree desired bend is completed.

Step Three – Cutting

Now it’s time to cut the rebar. At the front of the tool, there are two slots. The top position is for cutting #5 and #4 rebar, where the lower slot is for #3. And note, the maximum cutting and bending capacity of this tool is grade 60 rebar.

Before cutting the rebar, be sure you have the right cutting slot selected. There should be just a small amount of play in the jaws. For example, in the video you will see that a piece of #3 rebar is much too small for a #5 slot. The #5 bar fits just right with only a small amount of play.

Once you have the correct cutting slot selected, proceed by applying pressure until the cut is completed.


Extra Tip – Obtaining a 180-Degree Bend

Start by placing a straight bar on the lower roller and bend 90 degrees. Once your rebar has a 90-degree bend, place the vertical part against the top roller and complete the process.

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