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Old 10-09-2017, 12:33 AM
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...Canibble, just curious to know, if anyone has used one. Looks like a nifty tool to have, if I can find a place to store it between uses.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:29 AM
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Depending what the warranty might offer it could be a good use tool in the home/farm/shop.

I bought pneumatic and electric nibblers while in Ks at the Boeing yard store. Some in 1/4", 5/16" and 7/16" heads with extra inserts and rods.

Do I use them? yep, lite sheet metal is a snap, barrel lid removal etc etc.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:30 AM
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Your tool post looks like the one by this outfit which I saw at the "Ag Progress Days" at PennState last Aug. Is it the same company. ? It did seem to work very well. I don't do enough sheet metal work to buy one .
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:28 AM
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The only problem I would have with a nibbler is the chips. I've used them before and those chips get into everything, tires, shoes, carpet etc. The steel ones can be mostly picked up with a magnet, but aluminum etc. not a chance. They fly all over the place. If you can put up with that, they do work.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:38 AM
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Looks like some one dusted off the plans & tooling for one I used to see
in Popular Mechanics in the 1960's

One hundred dollars ?

How many HF air nibblers can I buy for that money ?
https://www.harborfreight.com/16-gau...ler-46061.html

Qty (4) without coupons, and the replacement cutters are available
in my nearest store, which happens to be open on SUNDAY.

And I don't have to futz with a bulky electric drill (or even an air drill)
and keeping it all inline as I use it.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:13 AM
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They look neat, but like Norm said, stuff will go everywhere. I got an electric shear. Works great and only 1 piece of scrap to contend with. Used them a lot and so does a buddy that does the odd metal roof.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:16 PM
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I have one. They work well until you make a minor mistake and then they break the die. The mistake is generally letting off on the drill speed a little near a difficult portion of the cut, once it slows down a little it's all over with. The drill speed needs to be fairly quick too, most battery drill can't make the rpm required.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:30 PM
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Walker is exactly right, they peddled those things at the county fair here in So Cal and I finally bought one. Worked great until I slowed and it popped the head right off. the fair was still going on so I went back and rather loudly exposed the weakness in the design and the red faced carnival barker reached into his box and threw me another one. That one worked for about a week until the fair was gone and then broke. I am not a fan.
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Kett Tool Co. can help... LINK
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:42 PM
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Mines built like the KD400. Mines a Milwaukee.
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