Each of these metal cutting tools works in a different way. Electric metal shears work like a pair of scissors, making clean cuts but distorting one side of the material. Metal nibblers however use a die to punch a series of holes in the material, making a less clean cut but avoiding material distortion.
Electric shears work like a pair of scissors, with two planes that meet to slice the metal. This means that there is a relatively clean cut with very little material wastage, but a higher degree of material distortion on one side of the material. See the top image to the right for a diagram of this machine.
An electric nibbler makes its cuts with a die that punches a series of holes in the material. Although the cut is much less clean and there is more material wastage, cutting with this tool results in much less material distortion. The image to the right illustrates how electric nibblers makes their cuts.
Having trouble picking a tool? Here are some important features to think about when choosing which electric nibbler or electric shears you need:-
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