Powered nibbler

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by BlindSquirrel, May 16, 2006.

  1. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What's the lowdown on nibblers? I've never used one and don't quite know how it works or how well.
  2. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    hehe does this "nibbler" have another name? I can't say I've heard of a tool called a nibbler....
  3. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've used the regular one, works just fine for the somewhat limited use that it has. You could do the same work by hand, but it would be a bit of a pain, so in that regard it's worth the price. The powered one seems a bit over the top, but someone else here may have a good amount of time working with one and have a good opinion on it.
  4. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Aegis159 @ May 16 2006, 10:41 PM) [snapback]1245324[/snapback]</div>
    Its a variation of a hole punch that cuts square or rectangular holes.
  5. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you have alot of curves to cut a nibbler is the way to go. Years ago, I used mine quite alot to cut out parts for various SCA helmets. You just need a big compressor to run it. Never tried the electric kind.

    I know Harbor Freigt get a bad rap sometimes, but I bought their nibbler probably six years ago and it still runs great. Broke the rod once but it was only $5 to replace.

    Check it out. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...temnumber=46061

    Alot of times they will have instore sales for around $20.

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