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Model#: MKTNJN1601

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Makita JN1601 16-Gauge Nibbler

  • Makita JN1601 16-Gauge Nibbler
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Clean and precise work in keystone plate, deck plate and other corrugated sheet materials.
Handles 16-gauge mild steel and 18-gauge stainless.
  • Die rotates 360 degrees
  • Large 1/4 in. stroke
  • Ergonomic, slim body design for easy gripping
  • Extremely light (weighs only 3.5 lbs.) for easy handling
  • Lock-on sliding switch for continuous use
  • Built-in thickness gauge for convenience
  • Easy punch and die replacement for less down time
  • Double insulated
  • 16-Gauge Nibbler - JN1601
  • Wrench - 781013-7
  • Hex Wrench - 783208-8
  • Operating Manual


Length: 10.25 in.
Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Amperage: 5
Cutting Capacity (Aluminum): 10 Gauge
Cutting Capacity (Mild Steel): 16 Gauge
Cutting Capacity (Stainless Steel): 18 Gauge
Inner Cutting Radius (Min.): 1-3/4 in.
Operating Speed (SPM): 2200
Voltage: 120V



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Yes (3)
No (1)
Easy To Use (4)
Powerful (2)
Lightweight (1)
Best Uses
Large Projects (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great tool
Run sheet metal shop, use nibbler all the time, works great.
October 18, 2012
Easy To Use
can cut my name in steel
i own a metal roof buisness and as long as u do youir cutting off the roof never a problem
November 19, 2009
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Sharp Shards
Metal roofing contractor-great cutting but produces sharp shard waste, prefer chips
June 5, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Large Projects
Have used one for over 10 years! They're reliable!
Best thing I've found to cut over ridges on residential panels.
August 10, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
good product
simple, good tool
August 16, 2011

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Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.