Manual nibbler, punch-and-die type

A nibbler is a tool for cutting sheet metal with minimal distortion. One type operates much like a punch and die, with a blade that moves in a linear fashion against a fixed die, removing small bits of metal and leaving a kerf approximately 6 mm wide. Another type operates similar to tin snips, but shears the sheet along two parallel tracks 3–6 mm apart, rolling up the waste in a tight spiral as it cuts. Nibblers may be manual (hand operated) or powered.

Power nibblers are often powered by compressed air, though electrical types also exist. A common DIY nibbler tool is an electric drill attachment, which converts the rotary motion of the drill into a reciprocating motion of the jaw.

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  • Nibbler — Als Nibbeln (auch Stanzen) wird ein Fertigungsverfahren zum Ausschneiden von Blech Werkstücken aus Blechtafeln bezeichnet. Charakteristisch für dieses Verfahren ist, dass in der Regel mit vielfachem, CNC gesteuerten Einsatz eines einfach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nibbler — noun see nibble I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nibbler — /nib leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that nibbles. 2. any of several fishes of the family Girellidae, inhabiting shallow coastal waters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, having thin, incisorlike teeth. [1590 1600; NIBBLE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nibbler — noun a) someone who nibbles b) a tool for cutting sheet metal …   Wiktionary

  • Nibbler — Nịbb|ler, der; s, (Fachspr.): Gerät zum Nibbeln. * * * Nịbb|ler, der; s, (Fachspr.): Gerät zum Nibbeln …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nibbler — nɪblÉ™(r) n. someone or something that nibbles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nibbler — nib·bler …   English syllables

  • Nibbler — Nịbb|ler (Gerät zum Schneiden von Blechen) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

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