Nibbler cuts in 4 directions.

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Nibbler N500-8 operates in reverse and in 4 directions, enabling users to move tool horizontally toward them or vertically from top to bottom. Weighing less than 9 lb, it features 1,400 W motor and operates in tight spaces. Device can cut through sheet metal up to 0.197 in. thick and SS 0.125 inches thick with working speed of 4.9 fpm. It can also cut through workpieces with 90° bends and double sheeting, such as tanks, containers, and guard rails.

Original Press Release:

TRUMPF Nibbler N500-8: It Cuts in Four Directions

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 15, 2008 - With the Nibbler N500-8, TRUMPF has taken its nibbler product line one step further: The new model now cuts in all four cutting directions and is the only nibbler able to do so in the performance class that cuts steel sheets up to 0.197 inches thick. Reverse cutting - an often-desired feature - is easy to do with the N 500-8. It enables faster and more flexible processing.

TRUMPF developers have succeeded in constructing the Nibbler N500-8 to operate in reverse and four directions by modifying the die carrier holder. This has improved handling and makes the tool unique in the performance class for steel sheets up to 0.197 inches. With this function, users can move the tool horizontally toward them or, with very little pressure, vertically from top to bottom.

Companies from a wide variety of industries - from plumbers to shipbuilders - will benefit from the flexibility of the TRUMPF N500-8; but the workers who will benefit the most are those in the tank demolition and coil processing industries. Tank demolition specialists traditionally work in very tight and narrow spaces. Their work will be considerably easier with the nibbler's ability to move in all four directions.

In the coil industry, the benefits of this tool play out differently. Frequently, the steel sheet to be coiled gets jammed in the machine. When this happens, the band has to be cut to release it. With the N500-8 nibbler, the user can perform this task safely, even when there is tension in the steel sheets because reverse cutting positions the user away from the sheets.

With a 1,400 W motor and weighing less than 9 lbs., the new N500-8 nibbles smoothly through sheet metal up to 0.197 inches thick and stainless steel 0.125 inches thick with a working speed of about 4.9 feet per minute. This tool is also able to cut through aluminum sheets up to 0.275 inches thick. As the only one of its kind in its performance class, it also effortlessly cuts through workpieces with 90° bends and double sheeting, such as tanks, containers and guard rails.

TRUMPF is one of the world's largest producers of fabricating machinery and a world market leader in lasers used for industrial production technology. Additional company information is available at:

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