Nibblers make cutting metal far easier, quicker and safer. Along with impact drivers, they are invaluable tools for many metalworking projects. Some electric nibblers cut through heavy duty 10-gauge steel sheets at 1000 snips per minute (SPM). Most models can easily handle up to 16-gauge steel and 18-gauge stainless steel at up to 2500 SPM to suit various project needs.
Nibblers cut through steel, aluminum and copper plate, roofing sheet metal, as well as corrugated, trapezoidal and full square stock. They have built-in thickness gauges eliminating the need to change settings when switching between materials. The rotating cutting head makes changing direction easy for free-form cutting. Some models are capable of cutting very small diameter circles, ideal for following detailed and complicated templates. Electric nibblers and impact wrenches are two essential power tools to finish metalworking projects quicker, with less risk.
The easy change punch and die means that time is not lost on the job. Use metal nibblers starting from the edge of the material or from a small starter hole, which can be as tiny as .87 inch. Use a power drill with the correct drill bit to get the project started. The narrow circumference grip, low vibration and light weight of the nibblers make them manageable in even confined spaces. The chips are ejected downwards for maximum operator safety and so as not to damage the work surface. They also have a lock on sliding switch for periods of constant use.
Nibblers easily cut through metals of any type, including Keystone plate and Deck plate. Electric models make metalworking quicker, which is ideal in a professional setting where every minute counts. For quick precision and added safety, add a nibbler to your tool box and get the job done.