The nibbler is a popular and common power tool used for cutting sheet metal as it provides a much faster and less tiring alternative to hand tools. This new example from Laser Tools (part number 7693) is conveniently powered by your handy quick-chuck equipped cordless drill.
The nibbler has a lightweight aluminium body and composite handle to make it easy and comfortable to use. It has a smooth action that leaves the surrounding metal undistorted and is suitable for both straight cuts as well as being able to negotiate tight curves easily. Sheet steel up to 1.0mm thick can be cut and stainless steel 0.8mm thick.
Making longer straight cuts can be assisted by running the nibbler along a straight edge and to cut in the centre of a sheet, simply start off with a drilled hole. Nibblers are also particularly suited to cutting corrugated sheet metal.
For more information contact Tech ‘n’ Tools on 01 419 1611 or visit www.techntools.ie.