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Re: [Shop-talk] Air-powered nibbler at Horrible Freight

To: Bill Gilroy <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Air-powered nibbler at Horrible Freight
From: Donald H Locker <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:55:53 -0500
And you thought you were late ...

For those for whom the bench shear may not be right, there is always the 
<> or such.  I 
don't like all the little scrap bits that nibblers toss.  The bench shear 
only two separate pieces, while the hand-held (air or electric) shears leave a 
strip of scrap and the separated pieces of sheet.


Bill Gilroy wrote:
> A bit late but I have one of these
> for cutting
> sheet metal and it works well.  I used it all the time.  One of the best $20
> purchases I have made in a long time.
> -g
> On 12/29/07, Randall <> wrote:
>>> Has anyone tried out one of these nibblers ?
>>> Does it really use that much air ?  Or did the ad writer goof
>>> and quote the SCFM number ?
>> Just wanted to report : I picked up the nibbler and used it; worked great
>> for what I needed to do (which was to enlarge a 5" opening in an existing
>> flat-sided air duct to 8").  Didn't try to measure the air consumption,
>> but
>> it must be a misprint; worked just fine with my little 110v 25 gal air
>> compressor.  Seemed to use even less air than my "4 cfm" die grinder, so
>> I'd
>> guess maybe the number on HF's site was in SCFM.
>> Thanks again to everyone who responded.
>> Randall
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