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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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