Use Your Foot - It's obvious that you have to pull and then push on the handle of the bender to bend the conduit. But you also have to step on the footpad. While pulling or pushing the handle, put equal pressure downward on the bender head with your foot. This prevents the bender from creeping along the conduit and resulting in a bend that's too long. By the way, bender heads are diameter-specific. Match the bender to the diameter of the EMT you’re using.