The answer depends on the grade, and type of material being used.
For Mild Steel it is 1.6mm (or 16 SWG)
For Brass, Aluminium, Plastic it is 2.0mm (or 14 SWG) we also recommend a specific punch and die are kept for Aluminium work.
For Stainless Steel it is 1.0mm Maximum (or 20 SWG) and we recommend a specific punch and die are kept for Stainless Steel work.
Always apply a lubricant such as WD40 or light oil along the path of cut.
For smaller and non fixed pieces of material, it is much easier to cut a circle or straight line with your CaNibble bench mounted so you can used your hands to guide the material.
However if you are cutting a fixed panel, it can easily perform this function without the use of bench clamps as the panel is static.
Any Power drill, electric or air with a 9mm chuck capacity and a speed range of 1,500 to 2,500 RPM.
For full use of our Bench Mounting Clamps and the One Handed Attachment, the collar of your drill needs to measure 43mm in diameter.
1500 RPM is the recommended cutting speed for Stainless Steel.
2500 RPM is recommended for Mild Steel, Aluminium and Plastic.
Your CaNibble is ready for action, and will cut both corrugated and flat sheet metals. It will also cut plastics, Formica, chicken wire, even paper and cardboard, plus rounded and tubular sections of material.
It will cut in straight lines, and in curves with a radius as small as 8mm (5/16") without distortion and leaving no sharp jagged edges.
Its index-able cutting head (Die) will adjust through 360 degrees quickly for different applications and access, without the need to dismantle the whole tool.
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Our USA fulfilment centre is based in Traverse City, Michigan.
USA shipping is currently set to economy rate by default. We may add additional shipping options at a later date. Shipping speed will depend upon the order day as the fulfilment centre is closed over the weekend and will also vary according to the distance you are from MI. Usually orders are delivered within one week of receipt.
International orders are shipped FexEx Economy with a 4-6 business day time frame.
Yes if you spend over $100 USD, then shipping is free to United States addresses only.
Yes, we ship to all countries apart from Australia and New Zealand.
We now offer discounted flat rate international shipping at:
US$50 for a Bundle
US$30 for CaNibble
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to your purchase.
United States: 8,783,147
I have received the nibbler and managed to cut a neat hole in my rainwater tank that made an exact fit for the new inlet screen. It was easier than I had expected.
I used my cordless drill and I was impressed to see that I could slow down the revs at difficult parts and the cutter continued to function without difficulty. When cutting a curve this is much better than stopping and starting to change grip or hand position. I told some friends about it and they want to see it working. I think I've become just like the tradesman that told me about it in the first place. I really was that excited that I had to tell my friends about it. The proof of the pudding really is in the eating in this case.
From my background, I understand that the most important part of the tool is the metal quality and machining of the cutting tool surfaces. I once purchased a cheap Chinese tap and die set only to find they don't work. I am confident that this aspect of the tool would more than likely exceed the quality of most, if not all, other on the market. I like to save money on my purchasing as much as the next guy, but at my age I've learnt that when it comes to tools, quality is far more important than price in the purchasing choice. I've been tempted in the past to purchase a cheap tool with the reasoning that I only need it to do the one job and regretted the decision because it didn't do that one job well. My father was a humble man and being an engineer and an intelligent man, only ever bought high quality tools. Sadly he's passed away now but I experience great memories in the pleasuer of using his tools and hope that I can leave the same legacy to my children. In many years to come my children will at some stage use your nibbler, and think "this tool dad bought is really cool".