Professionals use both, it is a just a question of habit.
Here are a few comparison elements
to guide you in making the right choice :
- Cutting will be slightly faster with a snip
than with a nibbler. However, more strength is needed
to handle a snip and the cut will slightly deform the studs
a little (especially small edges). Nothing too serious, these can be straightened with pliers once the cut has been made.
- It is easier to make straight cuts when using the nibbler
due to better visibility. However, a nibbler is a little more expensive than an aviation snip.
| + Fast cutting
– Studs deformed during cutting
– Demand more strength to operate
| + Ease of use
– Slower cutting
– Moderately higher price