The 10 Best Nibbler Tools

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Cutting sheet metal can be a pain in the neck if you don’t possess the proper tools. This list consists of power nibblers that function somewhat like a jigsaw — slicing through materials using quick, sharp punches — as well as manual, hand-operated models that employ an action more similar to a pair of shears or snips. They'll make any project go a whole lot smoother. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Makita JN1601

2. Astro Onyx

3. Makita XNJ01T

Editor's Notes

February 06, 2019:

Any of the manual models on this list are suitable for folks working on arts and crafts projects that require creative, detailed cuts, as most of the power nibblers are better suited for less delicate applications. It’s worth noting that the Makita XNJ01T is a full kit, consisting of a case, wrench, charger and battery in addition to the tool itself.

4. DeWalt DW898

5. Parts Express Nickel

6. Ingersoll Rand EC300

7. Knipex Tools 90

8. Chicago Pneumatic CP835

9. Neiko 30067A

10. Draper Expert

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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