Bending shoe has cracked. Can it be welded to repair it?

Due to the amount of pressure caused by bending conduit, if a customer calls asking if they can weld a crack in a bending shoe the answer is NO. The weld may not penetrate the entire crack down into the inside of the shoe casting and it could end up like a hairline crack in a windshield. It is highly recommended to replace the shoe to prevent damage to the bender or end user.