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Air Nibbler, General, 3200 Strokes per Minute, 18 Gauge Thickness, 4. 00 Average CFM 15 Second Run Time, 17. 0 CFM Full Load, Required Pressure 90 psi, Air Inlet 1 4 In. NPT, Min. Hose Size 3 8 In. , Overall Length 7-1 3 In. , Housing Material Aluminum, Lever Throttle, General Industry or Automotive Repair Application
Customer reviewsCuts aluminum like a champ
I have used this nibbler on 0.050 sheet aluminum, which it cuts like butter. Using a straightedge against the snout works well for cutting smooth straight lines. Cutting a smooth, accurate curve does require a steady hand, but it is not very difficult to achieve. I have to mention that nibblers are not like circular saws, where you can see the cutting occurring and steer accordingly. With the nibbler, you see the cut 1 4 after it has made the cut, and it is really maneuverable, so if you aren t careful you will wiggle all over the place. This is my only reason for rating this tool 4 star instead of 5. A straightedge against the snout totally solves this problem. I have read complaints from some people who think the moon-shaped cutouts are sharp and annoying, but I just vacuum them up with a shop vac and they really are not a problem at all. The IR 325B is very well made and powerful. Spare cutting bits are available from IR - which means this tool should continue being useful for many years.