Model # JN1601

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Store SO SKU #1000668777

Makita 5 Amp 16-Gauge Nibbler
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Makita

5 Amp 16-Gauge Nibbler

  • Ergonomic design for increased user comfort and control
  • Engineered for industrial performance
  • Large stroke for clean precise work
$28499 /each
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Product Overview

The Makita 16-Gauge Nibbler has a die that rotates 360° and a large 1/4 in. stroke for clean and precise work in keystone plate, deck plate and other corrugated sheet materials. Comfortable to use no matter how long the job lasts, this tool has an ergonomic and slim design for easy gripping and weighs only 3.6 lbs. for easy handling. Loaded with convenience features, including a built-in thickness gauge and lock-on sliding switch for continuous operation, experience less downtime with easy punch and die replacement and lasting durability with the double insulated design.

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  • Clean and precise work in keystone plate, deck plate and other corrugated sheet materials; handles 16-Gauge mild steel and 16-Gauge stainless
  • Die rotates 360°
  • Large 1/4 in. stroke
  • Ergonomic, slim body design for easy gripping
  • Lightweight 3.6 lb. design for easy handling and less user fatigue
  • Lock-on sliding switch for continuous operation and less downtime
  • Built-in thickness gauge
  • Easy punch and die replacement for less downtime
  • Double insulated for durability
  • Includes: 16-Gauge nibbler, spanner wrench and blade wrench
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12.1
Product Height (in.)
8.3
Product Width (in.)
3.2

Details

Amperage (amps)
5
Color Family
Blue
Cord Length (ft.)
6.4
Corded Tool Type
Nibblers/Shears
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cutting speed (ft./min.)
6.8
Power Tool Features
Lock On Switch
Product Weight (lb.)
5.3lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Switch Type
Slide
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

will this tool cut thru propanels ribs and flat?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes we just did a job with panels with ridges. It glides right over them if you keep a light up pull on tool while going forward.
Answered by: Contractor
Date published: 2017-05-20

Can this be used on 16ga Stainless Steel?

Asked by: Rena10
The Makita 5-Amp 16-Gauge Nibbler (JN1601) has a stainless steel max cutting capacity of 1.2 mm (3/64”), which is outlined on page one of the Instruction Manual.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2016-04-28

Do you sell the blades for the nibbler?

Asked by: Dgovnr
The Makita 5-Amp 16-Gauge Nibbler (JN1601) does not require replacement blades it requires replacement punches and dies. To purchase the replacement punch (A-83951) and the replacement die (A-15051), please contact our Customer Service line at 1-800-4Makita (1-800-462-5482).
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2016-01-13

Will this cut through copper sheets? 16-20 gauge?

Asked by: Marilee
We cannot recommend the Makita 5-Amp 16-Gauge Nibbler (JN1601) to cut through copper sheets. When questions regarding tool capacities arise, we recommend you reference the specifications section of the tool’s Instruction Manual. The JN1601’s specifications can be found on page 1 of the Instruction Manual.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2015-12-31
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Customer Reviews

5 Amp 16-Gauge Nibbler is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We were doing metal siding on a building with 15 windows and 6 doors. I tried metal blades in a c... We were doing metal siding on a building with 15 windows and 6 doors. I tried metal blades in a circular saw, snips and grinders. Was so bad I was dreading each day but then I saw this and decided to try it. Wow what a difference!! No ear plugs or face shield, no flying metal shrapnel just a nice easy cut even up and over ridges!! If your going to do metal roofs or siding spend the money for this tool. You will not regret the cost, only that you didn't buy it sooner! I used a metal hole saw 11/2" to make starter hole for windows or electrical boxes. Press down on the material and light pull up on the tool worked best for me for smooth cuts.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nibbler cuts 29 guage steel roofing, very easily follows profile... nibbler cuts 29 guage steel roofing, very easily follows profile of metal. lot better than power snips, only thing I did not like is cutting a circle has to be at least. 10" in diameter not good, otherwise works great
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed Lots of power. Very maneuverable. Much nicer than any I've used in the past. I was a carpenter for 24 yrs.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent set of nibblers.... Excellent set of nibblers.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 16ga Nibbler I have always been told if it is cheap it is probably cheap for a reason, well this is wrong, this thing cuts amazing, I just built a barn and had to cut around 20 pieces of R-panel, it saved me a large amount of time, I have a lot of makita power tools and they have yet to disappoint me..
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! Glad I didnt buy a more expensive one because this Makita worked like a champ. Cut through the R panel like nothing. Cheaper then all the rest and just as good as the expensive ones. Thank you Makita for making great product at a reasonable price!!!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes quick work of r panel Awesome tool I have a shear and this is by far a superior tool. The die pushes the cresant shaped waste towards the floor. The curf is about 3/16 of a inch. If you build metal buildings you are wasting time not having this tool.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product, light weight, very handy to use Nice product, light weight, very handy to use
Date published: 2016-11-15
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