Nibbler TruTool N500 Cuts in 4 Directions

April 15, 2008

The Nibbler TruTool N500 cuts in all 4 cutting directions for steel sheets up to 0.2 in. (5 mm) thick. TRUMPF has succeeded in constructing the N500 to operate in reverse and 4 directions by modifying the die carrier holder. This has improved handling and makes the tool unique in the performance class for steel sheets. With this function, users can move the tool horizontally toward them or, with very little pressure, vertically from top to bottom.


With a 1,400 W motor and weighing less than 9 lb., the N500 nibbles smoothly through sheet metal and stainless steel with a working speed of about 5 ft/min (1.5 m/min). This tool is also able to cut through aluminum sheets up to 0.3 in. (7.5 mm) thick. As the only one of its kind in its performance class, it also effortlessly cuts through workpieces with 90-deg. bends and double sheeting, such as tanks, containers, and guard rails.

 Max. Sheet Thickness, Steel 400 N/mm2 0.2 in. (5 mm) Max. Sheet Thickness, Steel 600 N/mm2 0.1 in. (3 mm) Max. Sheet Thickness, Steel 800 N/mm2 0.1 in. (2.5 mm) Max. Sheet Thickness, Aluminum 250 N/mm 0.3 in. (7 mm) Smallest Radius 3.5 in. (90 mm) Max. Working Speed 5 ft/min (1.5 m/min) Starting Hole Dia. 1.5 in. (41 mm) Nominal Power Consumption 1,700 W Length 15 in. (381 mm) Height 9 in. (235 mm) Weight 8 lb. (4 kg)