Many of us used to cut metal sheet shear which is great for cutting straight lines but to cut curves or circles we need nibblers.
The nibbler is better for making any kind of cuts small or large like pole barn metal and steel roofing.
Also, you can cut straight by this powerful tool and it far better to have a nibbler if you’re dealing with metal sheets.
I like to introduce some of my favorite sheet metal nibblers.
The Best Sheet Metal Nibblers
1. Makita JN1601 16 Gauge Nibbler
If you’re looking for professional nibbler to cut deck plate, keystone plate, and other corrugated sheet materials, then Makita JN1601 is perfect for you.
As you know Makita is one of the most popular power tools manufacturers throughout the world. Like their other tools, this one is great in quality, durable and best for a clean and precise cut.
The Makita JN1601 can cut stainless steel 18 gauge, mild steel 16 gauge, and aluminum 10 gauge by 2,200 strokes per minute with cutting depth 0.25. The cutting radius it can make in the inside 1.75 inches and the outside 2 inches.
This power tool features 0.25 inches large stroke and the die rotates 360°. The die is easy to replace.
The design is ergonomic with a slim body and extremely lightweight only 3.6 lbs which easy gripping and handling.
It is about 10.25 inches long. For continuous use, it possesses a lock-on sliding switch. It is corded and electric nibbler so no worry about continuous uses.
Overall it is a great tool and comes with all in one, you don’t need any additional parts or tools to cut your metal sheet.
2. REXBETI Double Headed Sheet Metal Nibbler
REXBETI drill powered versatile and durable sheet metal nibbler is my other favorite. You can use it with any standard hand drill between 1500-3000 RPM.
It is a perfect tool for cutting sheet metal, stainless steel, copper, aluminium, corrugated material, formica, plastic, fibreglass, pipes, complex profiles, powder coated material, etc without limit.
The package includes metal sheet nibbler cutter, plastic handle, cutting round accessories, extra nibbler cutter die, nibbler cutter punch, wrench, iron tool box and easy to guide user manual.
This sheet metal cutter is bladed and also has two blade extra. So, it features four blades and all are last longer.
To get the precision, burr-free edge, this tool is very convenient to cut 14 gauge sheets easily and fast. The maximum cutting capability is copper/aluminum/plastic/fiberglass board 2mm, iron/steel plate 1.8mm, and stainless steel plate 1.2mm.
By its 360 degrees double cutting head, you can cut a straight line, circles or curve line. As it includes all accessories to make a hole, cutting circle, straight and curve, it is a time saver.
3. Ingersoll Rand EC300 Air Nibbler
Ingersoll Rand EC300 is a popular pneumatic nibbler. It can cut 6 feet sheet per minute up to 18 gauge plastic, aluminum, steel or other metals.
It can hold 1/4″ radius even at 4,200 strokes per minute. This tool performs accurate cutting without distorted edges.
This angel haded nibbler is very lightweight and easy to handle as it comes with an ergonomic grip and front exhaust.
You have to use minimum 3/8 inches hose, air inlet size is 1/4 inches and the air consumption at load is 17 CFM.
It cuts metal sheets like butter, straight, curved or circle. You will lose the bad experience of using other nibblers after using it.